Martin Hultén is a photographer and artist. He is mainly known for his tender and quirky depictions of people in his native Sweden - his past works include a series of portraits of men looking into the camera while simultaneously being caressed on the cheek, as well as several different projects looking at mans relation with nature, and videos exploring the border between still and motion.
He is currently working with the upcoming book Doggerland, where he has taken a look at how dreams and desires are related to social structures and rituals in post-capitalist Sweden.
Parasto Backman is the founder of Studio Parasto Backman, a Stockholm based graphic design studio. She mixes commissions with self-initiated projects and her clients include art galleries, theaters, publishers, museums, fashion brands, film production companies etc. A central part of Parasto’s work process is about illuminating power structures in order to broaden the palette of graphic design and create space for other forms of expression, logics and references within the field. To go beyond Eurocentric traditions of thinking and making is her consistent baseline in all kinds of project attained.
Since a few years back Parasto is also a Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication towards Graphic Design at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft & Design in Stockholm.