Tuija Lindström and Johan Ehrenberg, "Tuija Lindström", 1989, illustrated on fullpage.
Hasselblad Center, "A Dream If Ever There Was One, Tuija Lindström", exhibition catalogue, 2012, illustrated.
Tuija Lindström has been of great importance for Swedish photography – as an artist as well as a professor. She has been a source of inspiration and a mentor for two generations of Swedish artists and photographers. This specific photograph was taken
during Lindströms education at Konstfack (1981-84), during which time she experiments with photographic techniques and expressions.
One of her sources of inspiration those years was surrealist art and literature. The softness and the painterly style in the photograph is reminiscent of Julia Margret Cameron’s work from the 19th century.
Lindström questions the standards of society, gender roles and the general presentation of the female body. She opposes the male gaze and is not interested in producing new images of women as sexualized objects but prefers to present her models in an androgynous way.