TIFA 2021 Book / Fine Art


  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Lisen Stibeck
  • Agency / Studio
    Lisen Stibeck Photo
  • Technical Info
    I Use Polaroids And Collodium Plate . Large Format Camera, 4 X 5 .
  • Photo Date

UNDERTOW aims to explore the world of dreams, memory, alternate realities and parallel lives. These pictures were born somewhere beyond the reach of my conscious self, images that I have then attempted to translate into photography. Many questions are raised, and none are answered. How do we shape reality to fit our imaginations, and vice versa? Can we prepare ourselves for the unexpected without losing the unguarded spontaneity of living? What do we choose to remember, and what is left behind , lapping against the hidden shores of our mind?

Photographic Artist Lisen Stibeck works on long term projects. Her keen interest in teenage identity developed into her photo book “Daughters”, winning critical attention and international awards. More recently, her focus turned to the inner landscape of the psyche, opening up a world of dreams and archetypes as she delved into a form of magical realism. In her latest work, “Undertow”, her b/w imagery carries a suggestion of emerging narratives, at times evoking loss, grief and hope and her brilliant abstract color work is a celebration of life. Lisen Stibeck is based in Sweden