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Experimental Selfies: Students Respond to Edvard Munch’s Photography

Virtual Exhibition

Norway's most famous painter, Edvard Munch, also experimented with photography. Exploiting faulty camera practices like light leaks and double exposures, he created revealing self-portraits that documented his life while exploring the boundaries of this new art medium. 

Now, over a century later, the National Nordic Museum has partnered with four Seattle high schools in this virtual exhibition that asks students to respond to Munch's work with their own self-portraits. Advanced Placement 2-D Art and Design (Photography) Students from four Seattle schools took a virtual tour of The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch's Photography, which opened at the Museum in October 2020, with curator Pat Berman. Then, as part of their advanced placement studies, they created portraits that responded to Munch's process and self exploration.


Click on any student photo to view a scrollable gallery together with each student's artist statement. 

This exhibition is supported by Krueger Sheet Metal and the Sons of Norway Foundation.

Edvard Munch, Property of the Munch Museum

Photography Gallery

 
 

Thank You to Our Participating Schools

Ballard High School
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Garfield High School
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Nathan Hale High School
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Roosevelt High School
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