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Still Life of Teenagers

'Still Life of Teenagers' is a project that delves into the ways young people engage with the world through photographs of their homes. Centered around the teenage bedroom, the project offers a personal insight into contemporary Danish youth life.

The snapshots capture aspects of everyday life that we often take for granted or perhaps even overlook. Interiors, technology and everyday clutter fill the rooms with information and stories about the lives that unfold within and around them.

The project was published in book form by Disko Bay in 2023. The book has a playful design with a fold-out format that allows the viewer to explore the rooms and experiment with different sequences.

''Barbara Marstrand's photo book offer a keenly observant sociological study of the Danish youth culture of today. What does it look like in the spaces of Danish teens, what do they like to surround themselves with, how do they aestheticise their everyday lives, what preoccupies them? Meanwhile, these details also function as traces of the life lived with and among the objects. We go hunting for signs in the pictures; we sense, feel and construct stories about the rooms' inhabitants.'' – from the book's opening essay by Mette Sandbye.

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