Galerie Stephan Witschi
«I see, think and live a big part of my life through photography. The photographic process helps me to make my existence and death – visible. The photograph is a proof that I, at a certain point in time, am or was alive». Bjørn Sterris long term documentation of his family and himself is a photographic essay about time, presence and absence, life and death, affection and intimacy. We observe his family grow and change, we notice the closeness of the people on the polaroids seen through the artist’s eyes, and we can feel time going by.
Statoil Art Collection, Norway
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, USA
The Polaroid Collection, USA & Europe
Centro de Fotografia, Tenerife – Spain
Various private collections
Bjørn Sterri ,born in1960 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He studied photography at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, Sweden. His voluminous photographic oeuvre was exhibited across Europe, in the USA and in Argentina. Recognized photography collector and curator W.M. Hunt comments on Sterri’s work:«These images can take their place in a continuum of master photographers from Julia Margret Cameron and August Sander to Emmet Gowin and Nicholas Nixon».