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All works from the Trying to Dance series. Presented in a cloth portfolio case:

Untitled, self portrait (Gelatin silver print):
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 14 1/2 x 11 3/16 inches

Untitled, woman (Gelatin silver print):
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 14 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches

Untitled, bed (Color C-print):
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 12 x 16 inches

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"I am always looking for presence. Whenever I try, my doubts get unmasked..." —JH Engström

JH Engström's Trying To Dance series comprises a photojournalistic 'diary' of his life: landscapes, still-lives, self-portraits, and snapshots of friends become loosely narrative documents, recording not only the artist's individual experiences, but a sensitive and provocative engagement with the world at large. Using photography's ability to capture the fleeting essence of a moment, Engström transfers specific time and place to the unfixed reference of memory. Engström's work was featured in Issue # 190 of Aperture Magazine, and first published in book form by the Swedish publisher Journal. 

JH Engström (born in Sweden, 1969) was an assistant to photographer Mario Testino 1991 in Paris, and 1993 assisted photographer Anders Petersen in Stockholm. In 1997, he graduated from the Photography and Film Department at Gothenburg University. The same year he published his first book, Shelter (Bokförlaget DN, 1997). Other books include Haunts (Steidl, 2006), CDG/JHE (Steidl, 2008), and From Back Home (together with Anders Petersen, Max Stršm, 2009), and Trying to Dance (Journal, 2004), which was short-listed for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2005. He exhibits continuously internationally and is held in collections both in Europe and the U.S.