A Story About Her

By on February 14, 2019

In the exhibition A Story About HER at the Falafel Bar in Stockholm, women are portrayed in the Middle East and North Africa. Charlotta Sparre’s photographs explore the concept of femininity as identity. The viewer meets girls, women, sisters, friends, moms, grandmothers and grandmothers. They are women of all ages, with different backgrounds and varying professional lives.

Charlotta Sparre was born and raised in Sweden but has lived more than half her life in the Middle East and North Africa. She has worked as a diplomat in Libya, Egypt, Jordan and traveled and worked in the region for 25 years. She has been Sweden’s ambassador to Jordan and Egypt. In recent years she has had a number of photo exhibitions with varying themes in Amman and Alexandria. Here she briefly describes the theme of the current exhibition:

“It is the women in the Middle East and in North Africa who perform the traditional household chores and who are responsible for the children. It is also those who largely ensure that the oral tradition and cultural identity are passed on from one generation to the next. I want to depict the woman’s important role and convey a positive image of all these strong individuals.”

Welcome to a conversation about A Story About HER with photographer Charlotta Sparre Monday 18 February at 19–20, Hornsgatan 39. We offer refreshments and falafel.

The works are photographic collages in signed limited edition.

The exhibition runs until 18 March. Monday – Friday 11–19, Saturday 11–16.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Södermalm