All About Photo Awards 2019

Martin Bogren

Swedish Photographer | Born: 1967

Martin Bogren was born 1967 in Sweden and is now based in Malmo. His photographic practice has developed by a personal documentary tradition in the early 90’s – photographing bands and artists. His first book The Cardigans_- Been It was published in 96 after several years touring with the band.

Swedish born Martin Bogren first came to attention in 1996 with his book on the Swedish band, The Cardigans, who he photographed over several years while touring with the band. He has since published two photobooks, Ocean and, most recently, Lowlands. A winner of the prestigious Scanpix Photography Award in Sweden he has been exhibited throughout Scandinavia as well as in France, Ireland, Portugal, India and USA. Christian Caujolle is one of the France's leading curators and critics. A founder of Agence VU he has curated major festivals such as PhotoEspaña, Rencontres d’Arles and Foto Biennale Rotterdam, and his extensive writings on photography have been published worldwide.
Tractor Boys
Author: Martin Bogren
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Year: 2013 - Pages: 60
Youngsters meet up on the village outskirts, racing their tractorcars, burning tyremarks into the warm summer asphalt. The smell of rubber, oil and souped-up engines fills the air when the engines speed. The cars form into a circle as the boys take turns in the middle. It is a game – showing their skills – showing off to the girls. Strength is measured and proved – as if in a strange ritual mating dance.

The car of choice is known as an EPA tractor, a Swedish term for an older car converted for use as an agricultural machine. These became common in the 1930s and were previously called ‘car-tractors’. During the 1950s EPAs had almost died out as new tractors had come down in price and become more available. The EPAs were almost forgotten until youths discovered that the EPA law offered them a way to drive, even as 15 year-olds – and so during the 1960s and 1970s they became increasingly popular in rural areas. Tough rules are in force to restrict the gearing on the cars and their speed is supposed to be limited to 30 km per hour. There is also no suspension on the rear wheels, making them extremely uncomfortable to drive at high speed. However, the boys are skilled with cars and very creative when it comes to finding ways to bypass these legal and physical restrictions that limit the power and speed of the engines. The solutions they come up are numerous and are closely guarded secrets.
 
Lowlands
Author: Martin Bogren
Publisher: Bokforlaget Max Strom
Year: 2011 - Pages: 112
In Martin Bogren’s Lowlands we are presented with a story narrated by images that resides between the documentary, the dreamy, and the personal. For several years, Bogren returned to his childhood village in Skåne. This beautiful book is a personal depiction of his memories and of the people still living in the village. Bogren’s black-and-white photographs create a feeling of stepping into another world where time stands still.
 
Martin Bogren: Ocean
Author: Martin Bogren
Publisher: Journal
Year: 2009 - Pages: 40
Martin Bogren’s compact collection of black and white photographs, captures the joy and playfulness surrounding a group of Indians first visit to the Indian Ocean after they travelled more than 1000 miles by bus from the province of Rajasthan, India.
 
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