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Midnight swim

Andrea Gjestvang

from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Adamsdal, Batsfjord, Norway 2010

Maria and Malin, thirteen years old, jump into a cold river for a midnight swim during the long days of summer in the far North of Norway.

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere explores the restless lives of adolescents growing up in Finnmark, the northernmost region in Norway. To a large extent Norway's increasing wealth is due to natural resources from this part of the country. Yet several small communities are left as nowhere lands, where local prospects may be limited. The project depicts the social challenges related to depopulation in small communities seen through the lives of the youth. Andrea’s interest lies in the tension between these young people’s passions and dreams, and the landscape surrounding them; their hopes for the future and dreams to see the world, versus ties to home and family.

Specification

  • Archival pigment print
  • with Panos Prints provenance certificate
  • Paper Size - 210 x 297mm (8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • Print Size - 240 mm (9.45 in) on longest side
  • Printed on Hahnemuhle Baryta fibre based 350gsm Fine Art paper
  • Unframed

Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang is based between Oslo and Berlin. In recent years her work has focused on northern parts of Europe where she has been exploring the intimate life and resilience of people living in remote, harsh and inaccessible environments. Her work expresses strong political views on social and anthropological issues relating to globalisation, identity and cultural uniqueness.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Munchen Stadtmuseum and The National Photographic Museum of Colombia. She also teaches and curates.

In 2012 she published 'En dag i historian' / 'One Day in History' through Norwegian publisher Pax, a collection of collaborative portraits with some of the young survivors of the Utøya massacre the previous year.

Your Print

When will I receive my print?

We produce prints in a batch every two weeks. Shipping can take up to one week in the UK, and two to three weeks internationally. Orders should be received within 3-5 weeks depending on your location.

What will I receive?

Your print will be posted flat, in a protective sleeve, to avoid damage or curling in transit. Prints come with a Panos Prints provenance certificate with background information about the image and the photographer. 

The paper is A4 sized, the image will be smaller than A4 with a white border around it - see Image Specification for exact image size.  Borders will be laid out as demonstrated by the print images on the site. We do not provide framing services and images of framed prints are only meant to be illustrative. 

Print Care

 

Paper and ink

We print on Hahnemuhle Baryta FB, an archival fibre based 350gsm fine art paper. It is a bright white paper with a traditional character finish and heavy weighting. This paper has long been the industry standard paper for digital printing.  

What is a giclée print?

Giclée comes from French and literally means ‘squirt’, referring to the spray of very fine drops of ink that produce an inkjet print. We print with archival paper and pigment inks to the accepted standards of fine art giclee printing found within the collectors market. Prints should last over a hundred years and with care longer than this. Avoiding extremes of light, heat and humidity will help prolong the life of your print.