THEME #24Winners2022JAN




And I reminisce

‘And I reminisce’ is an attempt to recapture time.As a young adult I left Sweden for NYC and soon made a curiously illuminating discovery about myself. This project represent a testament to that discovery; ‘visual memories’ from childhood through adolescence, also further explained and reflected upon in a short story I penned.


Jörgen Axelvall

A Tokyo based photographer and artist from Sweden.
Before moving to Tokyo in 2011, he resided in NYC for 15 years. He tends towards long-term projects: exploring intimacy and solitude; soft- or select-focus evoking abstracted, dream-like realms at once personal, yet universal. Axelvall’s visual storytelling interacts with his experimental word. Axelvall exhibits internationally, and has won significant awards such as Athens Photo Festival, 2019, and The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2015. Since 2018, Jörgen Axelvall has been represented by Ken Nakahashi Gallery in Tokyo.

Jury selection

Judged by Tim Barber:

Inspired by the Grand Prix, Takahashi Miki’s work, I thought it would be fun and interesting to make a compilation of the widely diverse and eclectic work submitted for this contest. When edited and organized, the “memory” submissions, sent in from dozens of artists, become a kind of collective-memory-collage, a dream sequence of disparate clues from a kaleidoscopic narrative.

* This work was included in a curated collection of works selected by the judge Tim Barber from a number of submitted works. See the collection



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