NU22 - New Horizon
NU22 is a photo exhibition for vocational education students in the Nordic countries. The NU exhibitions have been held yearly since 2017 by Yrkesinstitutet Prakticum in Helsinki (www.prakticum.fi). The aim of the project is to network and develop media & art education in the Nordic countries and give students and schools a platform to meet and get visibility and to promote themselves.
Since the year 2016, we have had the pleasure to collaborate with over a hundred students from Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. Each year we strive to find new methods to collaborate and share educational experiences between the schools among the teachers that are involved in the project.
This year’s theme is NEW HORIZON. The photographs are displayed digitally on a webpage, in a 3D gallery, and in an exhibition in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition will be presented at Luckan in Helsinki, Finland https://helsingfors.luckan.fi/en/. The project is open to new partner schools from the Nordic countries also in the future.
The Sky's the Limit
by A. D. Coleman
This 2022 edition of an established, annual, collaborative exhibition of work by a cross-section of Nordic photographers makes its debut online and in print two years after the sudden emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has since gone global.
We don’t yet have a catchy nickname for those who have endured this radical shift in everyday life. (GenCovid? Pandemials?), though surely that will come. But it’s safe to assume that these picture-makers, who range in age from the late teens to the early fifties, share the experience of 24 months of lockdown, masking, hand-sanitizing, social distancing, vaccinations, face-to-face work lives and school lives and social/personal lives gone virtual — possibly even the serious illness and death of friends, acquaintances, and loved ones. Whatever their differences, they have this ongoing ordeal in common, which makes them part of a de facto demographic cohort — along with all the rest of us.
Arnfríður Ósk Jónsdóttir
Einar Jarl Björgvinsson
Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson