Joakim Eneroth


Currently on view at artandphotographs in London is Testimony: Joakim Eneroth An exhibition of Photographs of instruments of torture is an exhibition featuring several photographs that bluntly, and as the title suggests, displays instruments of torture. In 2005, Swedish photographer Joakim Eneroth traveled to Dharasala, India to meet with a Paiden Gyatso, a recently released prisoner of China that had spent over 33 years in captivity. Once released, Gyatso, from fear of being recaptured, traveled over the Himalayas out of China and into India. Gyatso carried with him a bag of these instruments, which he hoped to reveal to the world and expose the torture practiced by Chinese prison officials. Together Gyatso and Eneroth accomplished this goal of which the result in part is this exhibition.

Joakim Eneroth is a graduate of Nordens Fotoskola in Biskops-Arno in 1999. Since, he has been honored with the Swedish Picture of the Year and won first prize in the Prix Voies Off in Arles, France. The artist’s project Seeing Reality Behind My Projections was exhibited at the Guangdong Museum of Modern Art in China and his book Swedish Red is scheduled to be released this month.