Nina Korhonen was born 1961 in Tampere, Finland. Since 1981 she has lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been exhibited since 1990 and she is recipient of several awards. Her book Anna Amerikan mummu won the Swedish Photobook Prize 2004.
The photographs in Happy/Brooklyn 1988-93 are from Korhonen’s first photography project. During her time as a photography student in Stockholm she traveled to Brooklyn to visit her grandmother Anna and to tell the story of Finntown, a part of Brooklyn that in those days was inhabited by Finnish immigrants. On the weekends she visited Coney Island, photographing people swimming, adolescents roaming the beach and families on picnic.
“Life and taking photographs were pleasurable, simple and unpretentious. This book is a tribute to all the people I met, and to that which was, which never will be again. Remember.”
Published by Tira Books, Sweden, 2019; soft cover, 128 pages, 19 x 26 cm, Duplex print, English text.