MERETHE WESSEL-BERG is a photographer based in Oslo, Norway.
She does Personal Narratives, Fine Art and Street Photography; often hybrids. In photography she is often attracted to elements of movement, of drive; concrete and content-wise. As in the cities, in the people in it. The discrete passages and crossroads in our daily lives. And to the questions a picture can hold, more than the conclusions.
"Curiosity is my main tool in photography and in life. To grab a moment and look at it in a subjective way. To add a different mood or chord, using the different visual languages of black and white. When the scene is shot, it is something that once existed, but more visible than ever. I want my photographs to be like questions; like scenes from a movie. I try to capture the immediate, the unguarded moments - the beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. The perfectness of what’s imperfect. For me it's all about the in-between moments".
Leonard Cohen: "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in".
-MOPLA, Month of Photography, Los Angeles.
-StreetFoto San Francisco, Harvey Milk Center.
-International Festival og Photography PhotoVISA, The Novorossysk Historical Museum, Russia.
-CLB Berlin Gallery Collaboration im Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz, Berlin.
-ICA Gallery, Tokyo.
- Splashlight Studios, Nuew York.
-CDOC Chengdu Photography Center, China.
-House of Lucie, Bangkok.
-Trieste Airport, Italy.
-ROOT Studios, NYC Brooklyn.
-Berlin Foto Biennale
-The International Festival of Urban Photography, Italy (Solo).
-House of Photography (Fotografiens Hus), Oslo, Norway (Solo).
-Galleri R5, The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Oslo, Norway (Solo).
-Galleri Rød, Halden’s Historical Collections, Halden Museum. Norway (Solo).
-The Norwegian Railway Museum, Norway.
-Day of Photography, Karl Johansvern, Horten, Norway.
-Kokopelli House, Haugesund, Norway (Solo)
SELECTED MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS (paper/ online):
-Dodho Magazine: 21 pages pictures/ presentation.
-Adore Noir Fine Art Photography Magazine: 15 pages interview/ pictures.
-Fotografi Magazine: 8 pages interview/ pictures.
-Art Ascent Art and Literature Journal: 6 pages.
-Light - A Journal of Photography and Poetry (New York, 2 Issues).
-Feature Shoot Magazine
-SHOTS Magazine (2 Issues).
-Black and White Photography Magazine, UK.
-Black and White Magazine, U.S (5 Issues).
-The Independent Photographer
-The Edge of Humanity Magazine
"The Independent Photographer Talents of the Year Photobook" (Berlin-based). Selected photographers.
Participation in 3 books, published by dotART art associaton, Italy:
1: "Short Street Stories" - Pictures with a humorous and satirical look at contemporary society.
Selected street photographers.
2: -"Flowing City".
Selected photographers and Italian writer/ journalist Roberto Srelz.
3: "URBAN unveils the City and its secrets Vol. 03 Photobook”.
Selected photographers of urban photography.
-The International Street Photography Awards (StreetFoto San Francisco Festival).
-ASPA Alghero Street Photography Awards
-Lens Culture Street Photography Awards (Top 100).
-Urban Photo Awards.
-Project-/ Exhibition Grant (2 times), The Norwegian Professional Photographer’s Fund.
-Px3. Prix de la Photographie Paris.
-The 9th and the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
-The Print Swap Collection exhibition.
-IPA International Photography Awards.
-TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards.
-MIFA - Moscow International Foto Awards.
-The 9th and the 10th Pollux Awards.
-The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award.
-The Independent Photographer.
-Nikonians Photography Awards.
-Best of Show selection, IPA Awards.
-Project-/ Travel Grant, Jan Baashuus Jessens Scolarship (Norway).
-Gullsnitt, the Norwegian Annual Awards of Advertising Photography, Norway (5 Awards).