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Elin Høyland

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Elin Høyland

Norwegian photographer, Elin Høyland (b.1959) has freelanced for several major newspapers including The Guardian. She is currently photographer with the Norwegian Business Daily and her work has been widely exhibited in France, USA, China, Scandinavia and the UK.

Elin Høyland

Biography

Norwegian photographer, Elin Høyland (b.1959) has freelanced for several major newspapers including The Guardian. She is currently photographer with the Norwegian Business Daily and her work has been widely exhibited in France, USA, China, Scandinavia and the UK.

In her work, Høyland chronicles a way of life that has almost entirely disappeared.

Portfolio The Brothers

The Brothers is an intimate portrayal of the relationship between Harald and Mathias Ramen, two brothers who lived together on a small farm in Tessanden in rural Norway.

Mathias and Harald lived all their lives on their family farm. Their days followed a predictable and comforting routine with little change from year to year. Høyland’s photographs witness the incredible sense of belonging and routine the brothers savoured, while simultaneously illuminating the greater sense of solitude found in rural Norway.

Publications

Publications: 

2011 The Brothers, Dewi Lewis

Exhibitions: 

2013 Griffin Museum, USA

2013 Copenhagen Photofestival, Denmark

2013 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany

2012 Nordic Documentary Film Festival in China (Beijing and Shanghai)

2011 The Brothers, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, USA

Additional information: 

The Brothers was reviewed by Larissa Archer on The Huffington Post when it was exhibited at the Rayko Photo Centre in San Francisco, USA

Sean O’Hagan selected The Brothers in his list of Photography books of the year 2011 on The Guardian, it was also highly recommended on Jim Casper on LensCulture.

Heartbreaking Photo Series Captures The Final Years Of Two Brothers And Lifelong Best Friends Priscilla Frank writes a feature on The Brothers for The Huffington Post.