Ulf Fagelhammar – The Institute
“The Institute derives from the inner need to express what is going in on in our minds it is a reflection of the real world consequently it is in great parts about absurdity. The Institute is not for the fancy galleries or the high profile publishers. The Institute is for the public walls, the secret bookshops and for a tormented humanity. The Institute is unpredictable as life itself.” – Ulf Fagelhammar
”There are constantly people sitting there and watching me. I don’t know who you are but The Institute assures me that it will be handled in a trusted manner.” The Institute is a metaphor. It can be anything or anyone, it can be seen or felt, it can be visible or hidden. It’s opened to interpretation as long as there are people ready to defy it, ready to test its strength and break its barriers.
The Institute is a global submission-based photo project gathering photographers from around the world. Ulf Fagelhammar is a photographer and curator, he lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the founder and editor of 591 Photography (2008-2013), founder and editor of The Institute (2013 -).