Fifties Friday: photo studio by Nils-Erik Frigren

Fifties Friday: photo studio by Nils-Erik Frigren

img. Malmö museer CC-BY Nils-Erik Frigren 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 “Fifties photo studio”.

This small series of documentary – yet artful – pictures produced by Swedish photographer Nils-Erik Frigren, offer a peak behind the scene of a photography studio in the 1950s. In this masterfully composed series the different steps of picture production can be followed through portraits of people at work, that somehow have gained a ‘static’ and almost iconic quality. The images were contributed to by Malmö museer (SE).

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