Searching for Jante  
Knut Egil Wang
NOK 350 / EUR 35

The Law of Jante first appeared in the novel A Refugee Crosses His Tracks (1933) by the Danish-Norwegian author Aksel Sandemose. In the novel, “Jante” is a small village where the Law of Jante is an expression of people’s ability to hold each other – and thereby themselves – down. The physical model for Sandemose’s Jante is the village of Nykøbing Mors in Denmark. These images were photographed there in the summer of 2017. Does the Law of Jante say something about who we Scandinavians are? Can the Law of Jante be captured on film? I wanted to find out.

Cover: Hardbound
Dimensions: ca 15 x 22 cm
Number of pages: 96
Number of photographs: 54 (color) 
Languages: English and Norwegian
Publisher: Journal 
Design: Gösta Flemming and Knut Egil Wang
Print: Narayana Press
Edition of 400
Published in 2023
ISBN: 978-91-87939-75-4

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