“THE HUMAN BODY”
JUDGED BY ROGER BALLEN.
“Betina evokes the body without showing us one – this drying shirt suspended like outstretched arms, bright against the dark, worn wall. There is something almost spiritual, like a cross held aloft, or a modest symbol of purity, a ghost of innocence past. This once grand building now slowly crumbles, nothing more than a useful fixing point for a washing line. It’s one of those wonderful moments of nothingness that, with such assured execution, takes on something profound.
An idea just out of reach for the viewer to ponder.”
– Life Framer. Sept. 2018
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My passion for photography started at young age when I bought my first camera, and soon found myself taking a camera with me wherever I went. At the same time, I began reading about photography and photographers, and gradually learned how to use picture taking to express moods and feelings, and to explore different subjects similar to the ways ethnologists study people and their relationships. I often use minimal equipment and natural light, driven by curiosity, but most importantly by the connections I make with my subjects.
I was born in Denmark and have lived in Sweden for nearly 30 years. I currently work as a photographer and teacher in photography and media in Karlskrona.
Nordens Fotoskola/Photo School, Biskops-Arnö.
Gamleby Photo School, Gamleby.
Certified Media & photography teacher, Malmö University, Malmö.
Authorized photographer in Producing Digital Images, ISO - 16760 Certification.
KRO, The International Association of Art and the swedish equal.
SFF, The Association of Swedish Professional Photographers
2021 CFF - The Centre for Photography, Salong, Stockholm.
2021 Art C, Figurligt, Karlskrona.
2020 PX3, Paris photo, Horonable mention.
2020 Life framer, Editors pick, Street life publication.
2019 Edition V, juried group exhibition, Bermondsey project space, London.
2019 Södra Möre konstförening, Torsås.
2019 Edition V, juried group exhibition, Officine Fotografiche, Milan.
2019 Julia Margaret Cameron award, juried group exhibition, Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona.
2018 Life Framer, juried group exhibition, RSP Gallery, Tokyo.
2018 Life Framer, juried group exhibition, Clampart Gallery, New York.
2018 Transeurope, Photo Madrid, (http://Transeuropephoto.eu/artist/).
2018 Kavalla Residensy, Greece. The Association of Swedish Professional Photographers.
2018 Life Framer, juried group exhibition, Officine Fotografiche, Milan.
2018 Finalist, SIPA, Siena International Photo Awards.
2016 Finalist, Critical Mass, Photolucida.
JUDGED BY STEVE MCCURRY
“Every so often a portrait stops you in your tracks – the result of a profound connection between subject and photographer – and this is one such example.
Betina’s framing of a man from her travels in Varanasi, India, is direct and confident, her slightly dropped viewpoint placing the power with her subject – this man whose features are delicately highlighted against the darkness behind. It feels intimate and special, a small moment that momentarily halts you on a whirlwind journey through a new place.”
– Life Framer, Feb. 2019
JUDGED BY CLÉMENT SACCOMANI
SECOND PRIZE, LIFE FRAMER.
“Street photography is always a complicated game, and the eye must rid itself of prejudices. Here, the eye strolls at the same speed as that of a passerby, like a glance at the moment of life” – Clément Saccomani, Jan. 2018
24.09.18 - 29.09.18
Clampart Gallery, New York
20.09.18 - 12.10.18
OFFICINE FOTOGRAFICHE, Milan
08.10.18 - 18.10.18
RPS Gallery, Tokyo.
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