Tina Enghoff: Seven Years

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The women in this book are living with violence meted out to them on a daily basis from their Danish husbands. If they divorce within a period of seven years they may be at risk of deportation from Denmark according to Danish laws. Should a woman be sent to her native country, she often faces the fate of living as a prostitute, ostracized by her own family or dealing with a direct threat on her life. The photographs capture individual women placed in nature, but the women do not appear to be part of the setting; rather they close in on themselves as a symbol of their own isolation.

45 color  images • Interviews and afterword by Uzma Ahmed Andresen • Foreword by Kirsten Thorup • Translation to English: Dan A. Marmorstein • Co-published with Forlaget Vandkunsten, Copenhagen, Denmark • Editing and design: Tina Enghoff • Hard cover with dust jacket • 290 x 245 mm • 104 pages • English • 2010