JH Engström: Trying to Dance

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A diary, an intimate visual dance, a discourse on the differences (and similarities) between presence and absence. JH Engström is one of Sweden's internationally most renowned photographers. His images are atmospheric, evocative, pastel shaded and feature his friends heavily; pictured here, full-page, full-spread or bordered by white.

95 b/w and color images • Text by JH Engström. • Text translation: Einar Heckscher, Marion Gronier • Editor: Gösta Flemming • Layout: Patric Leo, JH Engström, Gösta Flemming • Design: Patric Leo • Hard cover • 240 x 305 mm • 144 pages • Swedish/English/French • 2004 

Shortlisted for the Swedish Photobook/Best Photobook Award 2004.

Included in Parr/Badger's The Photobook: A History volume II, 2006.

Included in Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade, 2011.

Included in Hasselblad Center’s exhibition Published – Photo Books in Sweden, Gothenburg Museum of Art 2018.

Included in the exhibition 50 Years, 50 Books – Masterworks from the library of Martin Parr, Arles 2019.