Us and Them by Jan Roger Bodin
© 2009 Jan Roger Bodin
Honorable Mention 10.
      Juror's Comment

      From Charlie Cramer:
      What great mystery and light. Beautiful printing.



    • Title: Us and Them
    • Artist: Jan Roger Bodin
    • From: Tønsberg, Vestskogen Norway

    • e-mail: ja-bodin@online.no

    Artist Statement

    As a photographer I have always been fascinated by people. In December 2008, I was visiting the outdoor hot spring bath in Budapest, Hungary. The air temperature was below zero and the water was around 93 degrees.

    Standing there, watching all the people reduced to silhouettes in the haze, I realized how easily distance and isolation can lead to prejudice and xenophobia. A case of Us & Them.