I touch the water. The waves of the Arctic Ocean wash over my route to the lighthouse. I search for the ship ploughing the sea in front of the mountains. It is so cold. Come! I have photographed Nordic people in the Nordic countries. Water demarcated my routes in Denmark and Norway. I hid the protagonist in a sea costume in the turquoise of Icelandic water. A frozen water slide slept in a closed zoo in Sweden. Unknown boys, girls and women participated in my visions. I want to show people that our immediate environment is fantastic. I search for individual sights. Images, like books, can tell stories. A reader of images is given the opportunity to deal with his or her loss and encounters in life. The boy in the channel of farewells is drowning only for a moment. The Sinä pohjoinen project has been supported by NIFCA, the Uusimaa provincial fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, FRAME and the Central Arts Council.
Susanna Majuri began her Master’s studies in photography at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2004. Prior to that, she had graduated from the Turku Arts Academy with a degree in photography. Her photographs and videos have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in Europe, for instance in Paris, Reykjavik and Oslo. She has works in the collections of the Malmö Art Museum, Helsinki City Art Museum and Kunst Raum Sylt-Quelle in Germany. Her works are also presented in the book entitled Talvimaa (Musta taide 2006), which accompanied the triennale exhibition of the Union of Artist Photographers, and The Helsinki School Vol. 2 (Hatje Cantz 2007), which introduces photographers from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
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