Gerry Johansson: Öglunda
"I happened to know that Robert Adams visited Sweden with his Swedish wife Kerstin in 1968. They stayed at her grandparents farm in Öglunda in southern Sweden and Robert made some pictures that later were published in the Swedish magazine Sweden Now and also in the monograph The Place We Live by Yale University Press.
When Robert was awarded the Hasselblad Price in 2009, I decided to travel to Öglunda to see more of the landscape. I found it to be an unusually beautiful place and made some pictures that I sent to Robert and Kerstin. This was in 2010 and I returned a couple of times the next year and sent more pictures. Robert suggested that it would make a nice little book. I thought this was a good idea if he would write a short foreword and if Kerstin would do the calligraphy for the cover. The foreword and calligraphy arrived a couple of weeks later."
About the Photographer:
Born 1945, in Örebro, Sweden, Gerry Johansson now lives and works in Höganäs, in south Sweden. He developed an interest in photography during his teen years and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He later studied graphic design at Konstindustriskolan (today the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg), working in graphic design for fifteen years. Since the mid-1980s he has worked as a freelance photographer. His first solo exhibition was at the Fotografiska Museet at the Moderna Museet, 1982. Deutschland is the final book in the series of geographically focused publications starting with Amerika, 1998, Sverige, 2005, Kvidinge, 2007, Ulan Bator, 2009 and Pontiac, 2011. Pontiac is now out-of-print with the publisher but we still have copies of the first edition.
22,5 x 22,0 cm
72 pages, 65 photographs
First edition February 2012, signed
Landscape photographs from Öglunda in Skara municipality, Sweden. The photographs were taken between August 2010 to November 2012.
Foreword in English and Swedish by Robert Adams. Calligraphy by Kerstin Adams.
Designed and Edited by Greger Ulf Nilsson and Gerry Johansson.
Published by The Gun Gallery - Stockholm