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Launch party for the first edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography

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We invite the public to a launch party for the first edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5 April 2013, at the Fritt Ord Foundation's premises at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo. The launch will feature presentations of all the photo projects.

NJP contains 10 independent photographic essays by Helge Skodvin, Andrea Gjestvang, Karin Beate Nøsterud, Ingvild Vaale Arnesen, Ellen Lande Gossner, Marie Sjøvold, Monica Larsen, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Eivind H. Natvig and Oddleiv Apneseth.

Programme for the evening: Words of welcome by the Fritt Ord Foundation and the NJP editors, presentation of the photo-essays by the photographers, a musical interlude featuring the Valkyrien Allstars, the unveiling of the book, and a publisher's comment on why the book looks the way it does and its path out into the world.

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“As photographers and bookmakers, we firmly believe that the best way to deepen and expand a photographer’s vision is to give him or her the time and support to work on a long-term project that he or she is passionate about – and this is exactly what the NJP has provided each photographer. For the past two years – and in some instances longer – these talented and committed Norwegian men and women have been photographing their country, bringing to each project curiosity, intelligence, and passion – as well as a unique eye.”
Look north more often: Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb

“Over the past two years, NJP and the Fritt Ord Foundation have brought together and encouraged ten Norwegian photographers who have been working on their own individual projects over time. Our goal is to cultivate a photographic community here at home. We aspire to create an inspiring forum that will enable Norwegian photographers to show their works internationally while continuing to produce relevant and exciting visual stories.”
– Foreword: Rune Eraker, Laara Matsen, Espen Rasmussen (NJP editors)

The Swedish photo book publisher Journal is behind the publication.

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Support for the launch of new documentary films

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The Fritt Ord Foundation's major grants in February include support for three documentary films being launched in spring 2014. The company f(x) film and Director Fridtjof Kjæreng received NOK 100 000 to launch "Beauty and the priest" about abortion opponent Børre Knudsen. The film had previously received NOK 500 000 in production support from the Fritt Ord Foundation. Faction Film, represented by Director and Producer Håvard Bustnes, received NOK 100 000 for the launch of "Rebellious great-grandmothers", which had previously been granted NOK 200 000 for production. NOK 100 000 were allocated for a full-length version of the documentary "Drone" by Flimmer Film and Director Tonje Hessen Schei. The Fritt Ord Foundation granted NOK 400 000 for the development and production of "Drone" in 2011-2012. Click on the links to read more about the films and to see the trailers.

A list has now been published of the major grants awarded by the Fritt Ord Foundation in February 2014 (in Norwegian).

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten's ‘Women in Japan’ to Pecha Kucha
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Photographer Anne-Stine Johnsbråten will be presenting her documentary photo project 'Women in Japan' at Pecha Kucha Night at 7.30 p.m. at DogA, Hausmanns gate 16, Oslo, on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Pecha Kucha Night is a multi-media event where players in the fields of architecture, design, film, art and music meet and informally show their work through a series of brief presentations. See the full programme for the evening.

The Fritt Ord Foundation has granted NOK 100 000 to Johnsbråten's work with 'Women in Japan'. This will be the first time the pictures are being shown in public.