Midnight Milk is an autobiographical journey through Marie's life as she tries to understand what happens in a woman's life when she has children. The work explores specifically the role and identity of Nordic women, the passage of time and events that pave the way to motherhood. Marie also addresses the idea of generations, the roles we pass down to our children and the imprints they leave on the world.
Midnight Milk 7
From the series Midnight Milk
Marie Sjøvold (1982, NO) is a camera based visual artist working on long term projects. Her passion for photography started at the age of seven and through childhood and youth the camera became the viewpoint from where she studied humans and their behavior. From 1999-2003 she studied photography with photographer Kjell Brustad in Oslo. In 2003 she moved to Berlin, where she started doing independent works and exhibitions. In parallel, she worked as a photojournalist, traveling the world on assignments for newspapers and magazines. The documentary work influenced her personal work and steered it a more political direction on anthropological issues.
In 2008 she moved back to Norway and did the project “She is”, which was published as the book “Dust Catches Light” in 2011 by Journal Forlag. In 2011 she was also awarded “European Photo Exhibition Award” and from 2011-2013 she is part of Norwegian Journal of Photography, a program supporting 10 independent photographers in Norway. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and on photo festivals worldwide such as Deichtorhallen (Hamburg), Calouste Gulbenkian (Paris), Lumina Photo Festival 2012 (Lucca), Goethe Institutt, (Oslo), le Bar Floréal (Paris), Fotogalleriet (Oslo), Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen), Pingyao International Photofestival (China), Riga Photomonth (Riga) and at the Nobel Peace Center (Oslo) and many more.
Selected publications: Pust (2006, self-published), Disappearing Hours (2007, self-published), Dust catches Light (2011, Journal Forlag), and Norwegian Journal of Photography (2013, Journal Forlag).
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