Tuesday, June 12, 2012
From my blog (The Art Reviewer) June 6, 2010
Magnus Cederlund photographs encapsulate a story to be considered and sometime confronted. The whole grouping of Cedaerlund's work on the website sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. Although, some individual photographs were graphic and raw in there nature, I still felt that these individual portraits were worth considering. After all, the worst thing one can do is ignore or dismiss those that have illness and live on the fringes of society. Cedaerlund's work helps the view approach these individuals and possibly allow the view a little insight to the subject's plight. One grouping I thought was very endearing and thankfully not sentimental was the photographs of the people with down syndrome. Cederlund treats his subjects with respectful consideration. Although sometimes surreal, there is nothing voyeuristicly vulgar about the handling of these images. Out of these images in all that is dark, I still see the rising up of the human emotion of happiness and the possibility of hope.