I don't know who I am, only where I'm from

  • Photographer
    Mirjam Stenevik
  • Prize
    1st Place / Analog / Film/Other
  • Jury Top 5 Selection
  • Company/Studio
    Mirjam Stenevik Photography
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    Analog medium format, various shutter speed, mostly f 4 or 8, ISO 400.

This is a documentary project about growing up in a small community, on an island off the west coast of Norway. It's also about a girl eventually moving away, desperate to distance herself from the place where she was born and raised. But more than anything, it's a personal journey of coming back, after years of therapy and of living abroad, trying to look at the place with fresh eyes — without repressing the bad memories. This is my attempt at embracing the inevitable fact that some things will forever be connected. Maybe I'll never know who I really am. But this is definitely where I'm from.

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