BFA Photography Senior Kari Bjorn, has recently been announced as a finalist in the ‘Street/Urban’ category for Hasselblad Masters 2018. The images that Bjorn submitted are from his series entitled “Synergy”. Below is the project statement along with images from the Synergy Series. You can also vote for Kari here!
Synergy is a series of photographs that extracts fragments from everyday banal life and utilizes photographs power to create an alternative meaning. By framing fixed information on the street with unaware pedestrians it creates a somewhat humorous and open ended one-liners that only serves the purpose of bringing out the heh’s and huh’s in the viewer.
The photographs violently exploit and manipulate its subjects and place them in stories they quite possibly never wanted to be a part of. However, the viewer does not only react to the subject but the core of each photograph is found in the split-second juxtaposition of the two, “the fixed and the living.”