Återvändarna. The Returners. Artworks and text by Linda Maria Thompson.
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The Returners.

Artworks and text by Linda Maria Thompson.
2021. In English. 40 pp., 23 color illustrations, 4x5".

Återvändarna/The Returners is a photobook based on a 2019 series of anthotype prints made by experimental photographer Linda Maria Thompson reflecting on the transient nature of the migrant experience.


The archival images are digitally captured and reworked before being exposed on hand-dyed paper for 2-6 weeks in the brief, but intense, summer sunlight of Northern Sweden. The emulsion itself is made from plants found nearby my home including wild blueberries (often described as a native plant tied to the Swedish self-image) and lupine flowers (often described as an 'invasive species' brought to Sweden from North America circa 1870)...The resulting anthotypes are an integration of time and place. The process returns the archival image to a state of transition while simultaneously connecting the work with the land and its history. The works return migrants to their transient fates while inviting us to contemplate the impermanent nature of the human condition...

- Linda Maria Thompson

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