/ 2018 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

Between Intervals

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Maren Klemp

My goal is to raise awareness of mental health through my
work.This series is a plunge into the darker sides of the human
mind, the images are visual representations of conditions
associated with mental illness.

The pictures tell about those who are gripped by darkness,
isolation and sadness, and about relationships with close family.
They tell about the lack of belonging, to live in a separate world
that few or no others can enter or understand. It's about the fog
that comes creeping, which overpowers and paralyzes, the
invisible disease.

My name is Maren Klemp and I am a fine art photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. I studied fine art photography under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole in Oslo, and I have many years of experience in the field of fine art photography.

I mostly use myself and my children as models, which makes my photography honest and true. My work has been featured in several magazines world wide, and it has been exhibited internationally. I am the co-author of the book "Between Intervals" together with the American photographer and professor Dr. José Escobar. "Between Intervals" is a fine art book on mental disorders told through photographs.

Awards Exhibitions

2017: Solo-exhibition, Galerie LIK, Vienna

2017: Group-exhibition, ImageNation 2017, Galleria Civica, Desenzano, Italy (ongoing)

2017: Group-exhibition, "Transformations" Pennsylvania Center For Photography

2016: Group-exhibition, ImageNation, Espace Des Arts Sans Frontierès, Paris

2015: Group-exhibition, Cafe Årstidene, Oslo

2015: Solo-exhibition, Galleri Gamle Oslo

Awards

2016: Nominated for the Prix Pictet Awards

2017: Winner of The Curator's Choice Award, Pennsylvania Center For Photography

2017: 1st place in Fine art category in the Fine Art Photography Awards

2017: Honorable mention, Fine Art -Portrait category, Moscow International Foto Awards

2016: 1st place in Fine Art - Portrait category in the 2016 International Photography Awards

2016: 1st place in Self-Portrait category in the 2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards

2016: Honorable mention, Fine Art - Conceptual category in the
2016 Neutral Density Awards

2016: Honorable mention, Fine Art - Conceptual category in the
2016 Photographer Of The Year