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The title of this new book from renowned photographer and book-maker Torbjørn Rødland suggests that the artist is looking for the divine in his sitters. Constructed with characteristic precision and an instinct for surrealism and surprise, this sequence of images feeds on symbolism and visual texture in a sense reminiscent of classic ‘art’ photography or religious painting, but its self-conscious edge gives it a distinct and hard-to-fathom charge. With The Pregnant Virgin, Rødland explores analogue photography in dialogue both with online digital culture and visual art from before photography existed as a stable medium.

Embossed hardcover
8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in (21 x 27 cm), 112 pages