Photo Book of the Week – Vox Populi: Norway

Fiona Tan – Vox Populi: Norway
Published by Book Works, 2006
ISBN: 1-870699-90-4

This book is a truly great collection of photographs Fiona Tan acquired while being commissioned by the Norwegian Parliament to create an archive of contemporary Norwegian culture. Tan selected the photographs from about 100 different family albums, and the book is broken into three categories: Portraits, Home, and Nature. This work brings to mind Tacita Dean’s FLOH, but is obviously a much more specific and anthropological look at a specific culture. The images are really beautifully sequenced and create a fairly humorous, but very genuine look into the lives of the different families.

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