La Residence: J.H. Engstroem
In photography, JH Engstroem isn’t trying to explain, but rather to render a profound experience of the absurdity of the human condition. These images move us into a disquieting part of ourselves: our solitude on earth. That is how Jean-Louis Godefroid ends his foreword to JH Engstroem’s new book, the result of two scholarship sojourns at the Contretype photo organization in Brussels. The book consists of 29 triptychs of a snapshot character, sandwiched by diary reflections and 29 photos harbouring those characteristics that have turned JH Engstroem into one of the most revered Swedish photographers.