Sunday, August 12, 2012
Martina Lindqvist (b.1981) has visited the small island of Rågskär off the coast of central Finland almost every summer since she was a child. The Island has become the focus of her series, Rågskär Island, which presents a combination of factual recordings and recollections. Each piece is both an interpretation and recreation in miniature of a family holiday snapshot taken on the island. Martina Lindqvist is a Swedish/Finnish photographic artist based in London. A University of Westminster graduate (with honors), her work has been shortlisted for the IPG/Terry O'Neill Award and DLA Piper Art Award, and it was selected as one of the winning entries of the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2010 award. She has exhibited extensively in the U.K. at the Photographers Gallery and the Jerwood Space in London, and has also exhibited in India, Switzerland, Germany and Wales. Her work has been published in Portfolio magazine, HotShoe, British Journal of Photography, Creative Review, London Evening Standard, the Spectator, The Times, and was recently featured inZoom Magazine's special issue on emerging international photographers.