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FOLKET UNDER NORDLYSET / PEOPLE UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS /ÁLBMOT GUOVSSAHASA VUOLDE

The book was published in February 2019, and has also been printed in a new edition in 2020.

The pictures presented here are my own selection of colourised images from Sophus Tromholt’s picture collection. As a Northern Lights researcher, Tromholt travelled to Finnmark and stayed in Kautokeino through the winter of 1882-1883 while measuring the Northern Lights. He also hoped to capture the Northern Lights by photography, but realized that the camera could not take such pictures. Instead, he used the camera to photograph the people he met.

With the colourising, I wanted  the people to become more alive, and that they are experienced as more real. They would then appear more timeless and feel closer in a way that we can relate to.

Per Ivar Somby

Published by CálliidLágádus

Release: year 2019

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 13 9788282633239

EAN: 9788282633239

Mentioned time: 19th century

Mentioned place: Kautokeino

Mentioned person :Sophus Tromholt

Languages: Norwegian Bokmål, English, and Northern Sami

Pages: 130

The book is for sale at Norwegian bookstore chains and online bookstores such as adlibris.com, ark.no, haugenbok.