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About the Artists behind NOUA

Marianne Bjørnmyr is a Norwegian artist, living and working in Bodø, Norway. Marianne received her MA in Photography from London College of Communication.

Marianne works with research based photography where central themes revolve around photography, authenticity, communication, documentation and evidence. Mainly through analog photography but also casts and objects have recently entered her production, with properties similar to photography through copying and replication. Instead of establishing a certainty, the works often represent a doubt and make us think differently about established facts. Through a phenomenological, index and performative approach, her work dwells on visibility and invisibility, behaviour and chance, science and phenomena.

Marianne's work has previously been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The North Norwegian Artists' Center (Norway 2020), Unseen Photo Festival (Amsterdam 2019), Peckham24 (London 2019), Copenhagen Photo Festival (2018), Reykjavik Museum of Photography (2016), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin 2016) and Daniel Blau (London 2012). She has published the books An Authentic Relation, Beneath the Salt and Shadows/Echoes. She has also previously participated a number of times in the Norwegian Annual State Exhibition (Høstutstillingen) and the North Norwegian Art Exhibition (Den nordnorske kunstutstilling). Her work is held in public collections like The North Norwegian Art Museum and The Arctic University of Norway (KORO).



Dan Mariner is a British photographer based in Northern Norway. He studied documentary photography at the Magnum affiliated Newport University in South Wales. His main photographic interest lies in anthropology. Within that, he seeks out themes that explore how humans interact with their surroundings and how modern infrastructure and ideology coexists with the natural world. 

His approach to the photographic process sees him working on lengthy research based projects, analysing a story in great detail before committing to the image making process. He is currently working as a freelance photographer, splitting his time between working on commissioned editorial work and developing his documentary practice. 

Dan's documentary work has been published on an international level by the likes of Lobby Magazine, Subjectively Objectively, Thisispaper and Yet Magazine. His commercial work has seen him commissioned the likes of Norwegian Airlines Magazine and Klassekampen newspaper. 
After receiving project support from the Norsk fotografisk fond in 2017, Dan is now working on a long term project and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.