International Master of Arts
Master Thesis Exhibition 2016
Vernissage onsdag 25/5 kl. 17-20
Utställningen visas 25 – 29 maj
The master thesis exhibition presents work from the third graduating class of the International Master of Arts Program in Photojournalism at Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet) in Sundsvall.
During the semester-long fieldwork period concluding their two-year education, the graduating students have explored visual storytelling, each in their own way.
Shown at Galleri Kontrast is a selection of the master thesis projects to be examined
on June 3, 2016.
Eva Saukane (Latvia) has followed historical and personal traces in the city of Salaspils, a crossroad for influential historical events including a concentration camp during WWII and a science institute and a hydroelectric dam that permanently changed the landscape of the city and its population. Through portraiture and urban landscape photography, Krisztina Mike (Hungary) has portrayed members of her country’s Generation Y who are staying, leaving or going back to live in their home country. Janne Riikonen (Finland) has photographed graffiti culture in Sweden, focusing on the people behind the thriving underground culture. Alejandro Sánchez Grande (Spain) traveled to Tangier where he explored the urban evolution of this ancient city. The economically uncertain times of a small town in the Finnish countryside is the focus for Mikko Kerttula (Finland), who returned to his childhood home of Järvelä.
The thesis projects have been created under the advisement of:
John Kimmich-Javier Professor and Subject Head of Photojournalism, Mid Sweden University and Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa
Maria Nilsson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies & Program Coordinator, Master of Arts in Photojournalism, Mid Sweden University