Hilde Honerud

Hilde Honerud works in the tradition of documentary photography, but her motifs are far from classical. In a time where news of catastrophic events are part of everyday life, there is a need to question how to communicate these incidents through images. Honerud refers to John Berger’s essay: Uses of Photography (1978) when explaining her position on this subject: “For the photographer, this means thinking of her or himself not so much as a reporter to the rest of the world but rather, as a recorder for those involved in the events photographed. The distinction is crucial.”

Currently, she works on forms of photographic representation in a time when the future is no longer a given opportunity for the individual future, but a potential for loss and suffering. She argues that this creates a new relation between time, world and self that calls for new forms of representation. The artistic philosophy in these works is deliberated further in Routledge Open Research and Journal for Artistic Research, issue 29.

Hilde Honerud (b. 1977) lives and works in Kongsberg, Norway. She is educated at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo. In 2018 she was awarded county artist of the year in Buskerud, she’s held recent solo exhibitions at MELK (Oslo), RAKE (Trondheim), Nord-Trøndelag Art Museum, Tenthaus (Oslo), Fotogalleriet (Oslo), Buskerud Art Centre (Drammen), Bærum kunsthall and CHART Art fair (DK), and is exhibited at Les Rencontres d´Arles summer 2023. She is included in several private and public collections. Honerud is an associate professor of photography at the University of Southeastern Norway, where she is a research group leader and has published a number of articles on artistic research.

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