REFLECTIONS – ON PEOPLE AND THE BIOSPHERE – 4-27 NOVEMBER
Carl Folke and Lars Hall
During a period of thirty years Lars Hall, legendary art director and in the 70’s the initiator of Sweden’s first gallery of fine art photography Camera Obscura, has taken photos from the very same spot on the island Grillskäret in the Baltic Sea. Three decades of persistence is documented here through the pictures, reflecting diverse impressions and changing environments.
The exhibition presents a selection of these images together with texts by professor Carl Folke, leading scientist and pioneer in research on social-ecological systems, resilience thinking and sustainability science. Art photography, science and music quotes reinforce each other and reflect resilience – the capacity to live, persist and develop with changing conditions in a globally intertwined world of humans, societies and nature.
The exhibition is based on the book Reflections – on People and the Biosphere, with 100 images by Lars Hall and text by Carl Folke. It is available via Bokförlaget Langenskiöld, http://langenskiolds.se and will be on sale at the reception of the Archäologische Sammlung during the exhibition.
Lars Hall, art director, started Sweden’s first gallery of photography in Stockholm in the 1970s. He co-founded the legendary advertising firm Hall & Cederquist and later founded the design firm Lars Hall AB. His renowned and awarded works have served as archetype for numerous designers. He is recognized for his simple, clear and timeless graphic design.
Photo: Mattias Edwall
Carl Folke is a leading scientist and pioneer in research on social-ecological systems, resilience thinking and sustainability science. He is Professor, Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and founder and Scientific Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.
Photo: Cecilia Nordstrand