The Exhibition shows the meaning of photography in order to describe Marstrand's history. From the glass negatives of Viktor Hasselblad, grandfather of camera inventor Victor Hasselblad, to the newly taken nature photographs by Tore Hagman, also featured in the new book about Marstrand.
Legendary Aron Jonason (1838-1914), the most famous Gothenburg photographer of the last century, also carries the title “royal court photographer”, a title he was conferred in 1887. He was the given photographer aboard King Oscar II’s yacht Drott during the summers of 1887-1906. It is through the 20 Drott albums that we get to sneak a peek into the royal manners of the Oscarian era. 18 photographs in frames characteristic of the time show the monarch’s penchant for Marstrand. There are also some group portraits of the aging king surrounded by ever younger female guests aboard Drott and not a trace of the queen Sophia. King Oscar dies in 1907 and this will be the end of the mythical, royal summer saga in Marstrand.
We are also presented Håkan Ludwigson's photographic interpretations of Marstrand in the winter, Dan Ljungsviks photographs of the sailing races taking place around the island and artist Andie Cowies reflective contemporary art built upon timeless postcards from Marstrand.
The unique postcard collections from the Sakelariu-brothers has a great part of the exhibition, that couldn't have been realised without the close co-operation with Marstrands Hembygdsförening.
Participating artists: Tore Hagman, Håkan Ludwigson, Dan Ljungsvik, Andie Cowie, Aron Jonason