Lars Tunbjörk is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned photographers. His photographs reveal warmth and humor and a deep fascination for people’s loneliness and longing for meaning. Tunbjörk's work encourages the viewer to pause and think, and evokes a range of emotions, including happiness, recognition, sadness, and anger.
Lars Tunbjörk was born in Borås, Sweden, in 1956. He moved to Stockholm in the 1970s where he lived for the remainder of his life. Tunbjörk soon established himself as one of Sweden’s most prominent press photographers, and, in 1993, he created his breakthrough photo project on Sweden titled Landet utom sig. The photographs on display in this exhibition are from the series Landet utom sig (1993), Office (2001), Home (2003), and Winter (2007).
Following his sudden passing in 2015, the Lars Tunbjörk Foundation was established to preserve the entirety of Tunbjörk’s body of work.
Lars Tunbjörk (1956-2015) has been exhibited extensively in Sweden and abroad. He is represented in collections around the world, including at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Tunbjörk published more than 10 photography books.
This exhibition will be on display until August 27, 2023.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5 PM.
The exhibition is produced by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Lars Tunbjörk Foundation.
Photo: Landet utom sig.