Hanna Ukura was born and raised in the countryside of Sweden. She graduated in June this year after spending one year at London College of Communication and two years at Stockholm Photography School (Fotoskolan STHLM). After contacting OGA to share her work we felt the need to know more and this is what she told us:
“The melancholy can be quite touchable in Sweden (together with the long cold) and sometimes you can see traces of it in music, example Fever Ray. Or films, like Ingmar Bergman. I don’t know if my photos would have looked different If I had been born somewhere else. But I like the fact that I was raised in a quiet home in a dull town.
I try to look at the world at all times and with wide open eyes. You see things all the time that are so hauntingly beautiful that it sort of hurts. And instead of losing that image cause you can’t burn it to the inside of your eyelids I take up the camera which I always carry with me and try to capture it. It’s like feeling with your eyes, the same way as you can feel music pierce through your body if it’s good enough.”
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You can see more from Hanna Ukura here Hannaukura.se