img. Confirmation portraits by Albin Lövqvist, PD via Europeana
From the curatorial effort of the EU project 1950s in Europe Kaleidoscope, every week on Friday there’s a new set of carefully selected photographs to be explored on the project’s website.
Today we present “Confirmation portraits by Albin Lövqvist”.
Photographic portraits are an intriguing slice of heritage. Because even though they often don’t give away anything about the location or context in which they were made, people’s faces, clothes and gestures tend to function as a mirror of times past. This series, for instance, made by Swedish photographer Albin Lövqvist, oozes the 1950s while preserving a sense of timelessness. All portraits depict boys and girls dressed up for the celebration of their confirmation. Enjoy, and feel free to mix and match with your own snapshots!