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See a Virtual Studio visit with Norwegian artist Ole Brodersen! *The video will premiere here at 2 PM on Tuesday, November 21 and later remain available to stream.*

Ole Brodersen’s photographic practice focuses on landscapes and the forces of nature that affect them. A 12th-generation native of Lyngør—a car-free island off the coast of Southeastern Norway—Ole’s heritage and experiences are deeply entangled with the sea. His father was a sailmaker; his grandfather was a sailor; as a child, Ole rowed to school, and as an adult, he circumnavigated the Atlantic in a pilot cutter built in 1894. This heritage, as well as the history, everyday life, and future of Lyngør, influence and form the basis for Ole’s pictorial experiments.

In this virtual tour, Ole will show us his island studio, from which he takes daily boat trips to capture the sea in all its wonder and fury.

*Premieres at 2 PM on November 21.*

This event is the latest in a series of Virtual Studio Tours from Scandinavia House. View on our Virtual Programming page or see the full playlist here.


“In his long-exposure photographs, Ole Brodersen makes familiar landscapes strange” (Artsy)—Ole Brodersen’s artistic practice centers on the relationship between natural landscapes and human emotion, seeking to evoke in his audience the impression of physicality, movement, and time. Through long-exposure photography, the artist is able to render the imposing mood and stature of Norway’s coastal terrain. Brodersen’s practice requires him to relinquish some control over his final art objects, evacuating his role as photographer to let his non-human subjects — the camera and the sea — resist manipulation.

Ole studied art direction and photography and has been the assistant to Norwegian photographer Dag Alveng. He recently presented work abroad in a 2022 group show at Flowers Gallery in London and also at a 2023 solo show in Venice, and has previously exhibited in Boston, Paris, New York and Los Angeles together with Tom Sandberg, Pentti Sammallahti, Pixy Liao and Simen Johan. His work has been written about in the New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine. Brodersen’s work belongs to the Norwegian National Museum of Photography’s permanent collection.