Hannah Modigh was born in Stockholm but spent big parts of her childhood in India and on österlen in the south of Sweden. She has during her adult life lived in Paris and Copenhagen and is now living and working in Stockholm.
I am drawn to abandoned nature, and to wounded nature. Nature and skin that are exposed and the link between them. Where we belong. I often use a series of images to create a sense of being trapped in a repetition of emotions. I search for marks that portray the presence of an absence. Tracks in the picture indicate a past event but leave a mystique about them. The story is left open, more like a silent trembling vacuum. I see great importance in the small subtle body movements and the relationship between body postures. I am interested in the language and the story they tell. I work with dimmed, pale colors so as not to create too much drama. It looks beautiful, but if you go near you sense the pain and that something is not right. A language where things happen below the surface. Sometimes the feelings bubble up in small movements, searching for companionship and love.
2015 - Swedish arts grants committee , 2014 - Authors fund , 2013 - TT big photo award, 2011 - European Photo Exhibition Award, 2011 - ”The Museum of Work” prize , 2010 - Hillbilly heroin, honey Photo book of the year
- Still life