Backlight Photo Festival is the oldest international photography festival in Finland, run by a non- profit association Photographic Centre Nykyaika in Tampere.
The main location of the event is in the Tampere Art Museum, in addition to this exhibitions will be seen in September-October in Nykyaika, Gallery Koppelo, Gallery Ronga and Museum Centre Vapriikki.
Carl Sebastian Lindberg writes about his work: “Home and Country relates the experiences of the artist’s aunt, author Ann-Mari Lindberg who, as a child, during the Second World War, lived in Finland. I wanted to recount small events from the life of a child, and to relate them to more turbulent historical events such as war. The alliance between Finland with Nazi Germany is touched upon when Ann-Mari speaks about how it felt to do the Nazi salute and march to the beat at The German School of Helsinki. Russian prisoners of war were made to work on farms, also on Ann-Mari’s fathers farm. By getting to know these prisoners her perception of Russians changed, it was difficult for her to see them merely as enemies.” (CSL)
Carl Sebastian Lindberg lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and in Kirkenes, Norway. He studied at the Ècole Nationale Superiéure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, from which he graduated in 2008.