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Grundarn - dead May 1990
[On The Side (Swedish Title: Vid Sidan Av)]
Gelatin silver print
14 x 11 in
Provided by the artist - Ingvar Kenne
Courtesy of the artist
The project On The Side (Vid Sidan Av in Swedish) was photographed during 1989-1991 in Kortedala, a suburb of Gothenburg, Sweden. The people are drug addicts. Some have a home, others sleep wherever. Heroin is around but not favoured. Most people are abusing alcohol. No one voluntarily stopped using during the five years Ingvar remained close to the "group", though the thirty odd that died did end their addiction. An exhibition toured around Sweden in the early nineties. Twenty five portraits ended up in the book - Vid Sidan Av - published in 1992 by Tidens Forlag, Sweden, in a limited edition of 2000.