Skogskyrkogården – photographs by Peter Eriksson 2014-2017

By on May 13, 2018

Autumn feelings and winter moods in exhibition and new photo book.
18th May to 30th September and weekends in October
Location: Visitors center at Skogskyrkogården. Free entrance

“I have been to a number of funerals at Skogskyrkogården and always reflected on the dignity of the place before this sadness it holds on these occasions – how well the landscape and buildings harmonize with the place and the feelings that can be awakened after a funeral act.

But Skogskyrkogården works on more levels than that; It not only harmonizes, it also gives something more to the visitor. A gentle walk around the graves, among the multitudinal pines and the light that siphers between their branches and then continue to Almhöjden with its sense of space and hope – nourishes the soul.

That in the middle among the decay that is represented by the tombstones there is also something that grows, both literally and symbolically, from what no longer lives. To me Skogskyrkogården is as much life as dead.

The intention has not been to make a documentary in the traditional sense, without just conveying the feeling and atmosphere I experience on the site during the time I myself most prefer to visit the Forest Cemetery: autumn and winter.”

Opening hours
18th May to 30th September and weekends in October: 11.00-16.00. Closed Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day.

Book: Skogskyrkogården / The Woodland Cemetery
Foreword by Tomas Andersson Wij (in both Swedish and English). 72 pages, 60 photographs. Open binding. Delivered in slip case. ISBN 978-91-639-7308-6

Book release
Friday 18 May 11.00-16.00, Visitors center, Skogskyrkogården

About the artist
Peter Eriksson, born 1968, began his career as a freelance photographer in the mid 1990s. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Sweden and has been shown in collective exhibitions in the United States.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm