The Norwegian artist Anja Niemi specialises in what are dubbed “tableaux-vivants”, photos that relyi on the painstaking construction of a landscape of detail that creates the impression of a whole story or event wrapped in one photo. Niemi says: “When I was younger I always had many ideas, but no coherent way to express them. That I was dyslexic and had anxiety was a big obstacle. When I discovered photography I began to realise that I could tell stories without words, and translate the ideas in my head to something tangible”. Her exhibition Anja Niemi: In Character opens at Fotografiska in February.
Anja Niemi: In Character, Fotografiska, on display until Apr 7
Photo: The Imaginary Cowboy by Anja Niemi