Åsa Johannesson examines the relationship between photography and the notion of difference – predominantly through the lens of nonconforming gender. Åsa is interested in the way in which the photographic portrait can be explored and presented for us to think identities beyond representation and other pre-established narratives.
With her work, Åsa seeks a temporal framing for thoughts on difference through encounters that operate through affect. These encounters take place within as well as outside of the photographic print. In this way Åsa’s photography allows for thoughts on identity, difference, and belonging, at the same time as it operates as a critical encounter with itself.
Åsa studied Photography at the Royal College of Art and is based in London, UK, and in Växjö, Sweden.