Born in januari 1987, childhood 2 miles outside stockholm. Lives / works now in a house in the forrest outside stockholm. Henrik Isaksson Garnell works sculptural and scientific in his pictures He gives life to inanimate objects and build new lifeforms. The sculpture has an important role, to Henrik it’s not about photography to take pictures but to create them. He stages daydreams and nightmares and has a completely different language than I as a gallery owner has previously seen. He moves between surrealism and conkretism unusual to photography and the label is difficult to specify. Henry’s creativity never thumbs on the quality, he has been producing nothing but fantastic work in large batches. In addition to his photographic training at Kulturama Henrik has worked as an assistant for several years, including for the photo-based artist DAWID. // Nina Grundemark Grundemark Nilsson Gallery
After 25 years of civil war, the Dinka people are now back to normal life in South Sudan. A way of life that hasn’t changed much since ancient time. South Sudan offers the last vast grassland in Africa were herders still find plenty of space to move about; for hundreds and hundreds of Kilometers both east and west of the Nile banks. The Dinka tribe is the largest tribe in South Sudan with around 2,5 million people. The Dinka clans are living on the edges of the Sudd, the big swamp and wetland formed by the Nile river. Its a life settled around cattle. They drink their milk, they worship them, they call them by names and they wash their faces and bodies with cattle urin. Cattle’s are killed only at very special occasions, like weddings, or if the animal is sick. In the dry season they herd their cattle into the grassland, in the rain season they start to herd them back from the floodplains to higher grounds. There is plenty of fish in the Sudd and one traditional way of living for the Dinka people is the life as fishermen. Dinka fishermen use dugout canoes and mostly fish with nets but also with spears. But most of the Dinkas are living with their cattle’s as half nomads. The herders and their families live with their cattle together with other Dinka families and forms huge cattle camps that often consists of a couple of 100 people and even more cattle’s. Every morning the animals are released and go away to pasture. In the late afternoon the cattle’s returns back to the camps by them selves. They miss their home and want to be milked. There are always dung fires against flies in the camp so a fine layer of white ash is everywhere and the wind blows curtains of ash all around the place.
Anders started out as a full time photograper in 1998 after studying Sociology and languages in addition to working as a journalist during the 90’s. Since 2000 he has been covering social issues around the world. From Kongo and Benin in Africa to Svalbard in the Arctic north – always with the common man in focus.
His work has been published in most key Scandinavian newspapers and magazines, such as Politiken(DK), Berlingske(DK), Aftenposten(NO), Suomen Kuvalehti(FI), Hufvudstadsbladet(FI), DN(SE), SVD(SE), Aftonbladet(SE), Ordfront(SE), ETC(SE), Focus(SE) among others.