Exhibition : « Family Photographs : 2001-2015 »Similar to novelists, photographers often work with what is closest – creating tales from facts woven intimately with the essence of real experience. For 15 years Bjørn Sterri has photographed his family, creating a portrayal of his wife, Alejandra and two sons, Jens Linus and Pablo, that is at once exacting, intimate, fictionalized, vulnerable, realistic and proud. His is a robust view of the idea of “family.” Sterri, playing the role of benevolent patriarch, has formed a group portrait of people stubbornly maintaining their identities while acknowledging their shared bonds without pretension. These issues of identity are not limited to familial ties but include the photographer’s as well. A large aspect of the work is comprised of self-portraits, both alone and with his family. Reflecting...