Hurricane Season is a metaphor for an atmosphere of living on the verge of eruption and a sense that something is still lurking in the calm. In this series, photographer Hannah Modigh captures a palpable fear of hurricanes in Louisiana. Soft and beautiful from a distance, but uneasy upon closer inspection—each of these photos tells a story in which the surface tensions are just about ready to burst.
Hannah Modigh is recognised as one of Sweden’s leading photographers. Her imagery is characterized by a sense of finely tuned details. She is aware of small shifts in people’s body language - gestures, postures and facial expressions. Her sensitive, poetic projects and photobooks, often centred on crisisridden areas in the USA. Born in Stockholm in 1980, Modigh spent her childhood in India and in Österlen in the south of Sweden. She studied Photography in Copenhagen and Photojournalism at Biskops Arnö and art at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her work has been exhibited across Europe with group exhibitions including VIE, fealledsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark; EPEA House of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France; Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Italy; Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway and solo exhibitions include TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Arbetets Museum, Norrköping, Färgfabriken, The Colour Factory, Amd Konstlustans Galleri CSK, Kristianstad and Gallery Format Malmö in Sweden. Modigh has received awards such as Photo Book of the Year Sweden and European Photo Exhibition Award. Modigh is represented at the Modern Museum in Stockholm.