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Book talk and signing: Radius 500 Metres by Terje Abusdal

PhotoQ Bookshop is glad to do a book presentation again by a resident of Docking Station, artist residency in Amsterdam. This time we will give the stage to photographer Terje Abusdal from Norway. On Monday May 29 he will show and talk about his book Radius 50 Metres.

Radius 500 Metres is a photobook made from the archives of Åsmund Abusdal, told by his grandson Terje Abusdal. Portrayed through a series of personal photos from the Setesdal Valley, the book offers glimpses of everyday life in rural Norway in the 1970s and 80s. A time before wealth of the oil industry transformed the country and way of life forever. In that way, Radius 500 Metres is a visual testimony from a period that marked the end for the post-war social democratic welfare model and the shift to neoliberalism.

Åsmund Abusdal was a self-proclaimed journalist and photographer. Many of the pictures, accompanied by stories he wrote, were published in the local newspaper, Setesdølen. The photographs are spontaneous – wonderful examples of the snapshot-aesthetics that had its golden age around the same time these were taken. They are unintended historical documents and Norwegian contributions to a glorious era of colour photography.

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Book talk and signing: Radius 500 Metres by Terje Abusdal
Monday May 29, 2017
17:00-19:00 hrs
PhotoQ Bookshop
Wijdesteeg 3A
1012RN Amsterdam

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