Örjan Henriksson's photographs from Auschwitz are a strictly styled and incredibly beautiful black and white photo series from the death camp. His way of describing these rooms with the help of his camera and all the horrors that happen there will probably make everyone want to look over and over again to see more. His images, regardless of what he is photographing in the world, has the same sharpness, the same low-key appeal and the same aesthetic and poetical expression.
He has studied photography with Arnold Newman and George Tice.
The exhibition, Auscwitz KZ I-II, opened at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm and then toured to several museum and art galleries in Sweden and The United States.
Solo exhibitions include: Liljevalchs Konsthall, Sweden; Le Frigo, Paris; International Photography Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK; Salgótarjan, Hungary; Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO; Bäckaskogs Slott, Sweden; Dowds Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland NY; Abecita Konstmuseum, Sweden; Sig Held Gallery, Nashville, TN; Visingsö Konsthall, Halmstad Konsthall, Sweden; Värmlands Museum, Sweden; and MSSU’s Spiva Gallery, Joplin, MO.
Henriksson seems to have the eye and the patience to wait for just the right moment for the light to rake over a scene, accentuating texture, warping lines and celebrating the senses. The way he frames his compositions is impeccable.He is a humble, talented man, and definitely someone to watch.
— Jim Casper, Paris
Örjan Henriksson is special, both as a person and photographer. He's like a different more thoughtful and anchored variety - a person and artist who clearly understood that the thoughts, emotions and contemplation must take its time - in sharp contrast to most of us who for various reasons are moving between the surface and hasta.
- Mårten Castenfors -
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