“Rocks and Mountains” marks the Finnish photographer Kenneth Bamberg´s first solo exhibition in Denmark. The stage for Bamberg´s portraits are set in different environments, that relate to his personal history and deep ongoing interest in masculinity. This relation is not only isolated to a specific social or national context, as his motives are found on different continents with differing cultures and topics. In the series “Wrestlers" he refers to personal memories of wrestling with his brothers and the pain and prestige of winning and losing. "Sauna Sessions” is closely related to Finnish tradition proposing strength, identity and the intimacy of the naked male. ”Flowers” questions the transition from boy to man, reflecting on confirmation rituals and the pressure surrounding the rites of passage to adulthood. In the "Koteka Impressions" Bamberg explores adornment as a vehicle for expressing maleness and individuality. The self-made kotekas seem to become extra-bodily manifestations, that reflect the carrier´s self-image.
Kenneth Bamberg has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally. In 2013 he participated in "Portrait Now" at The Museum of National History, Copenhagen. Bamberg has received esteemed awards and numerous grants including the 3 year working grant offered by The Finnish Cutural Foundation. Kenneth Bamberg is represented in private and public collections including The Swedish Cultural Foundation, Finland, Cloud Nine Collection, Sweden and Åland Art Museum, Finland.