Margaret M. de Lange “Surrounded by No One” Fotografiskamuseet, Stockholm December 8, 2011 - March 4, 2012
On November 18, 2011, Trolley Books (UK), publishers of art periodicals, released the second photographic-series' book by the the Norwegian photographer, Margaret M. de Lange (1963) – “Surrounded by No One”. The black and white photographs from the series are being exhibited, under the same title, from December 8 through March 4, at Stockholm's Photography Museum.
“Being lonely is not the same as being alone,” contends de Lange. Over a period of three years, she took pictures of her family, close friends and acquaintances, as well as strangers that she met in cafes or at parties who, by chance, created a contemporary environment around her. By taking snapshots on a whim, without much forethought, de Lange spontaneously documents the persons in her life in their natural environment. Disconnected and unawares, everyone becomes a mirror reflection of the artist's inner world, revealing her hidden and vulnerable facets of human splendor. The mischievous images from Margaret M. de Lange's first book of photographs, Daughters(2009), have been exhibited in New York, Brussels, Paris and Norway.