The winner of the Swedish Photo Book Prize 2023

Publisher Note

Northern Silence is an intimate record of the great North: it carries the breath of a wild, inhospitable land, swept by the blizzards that have shaped the landscape and chiseled the bodies. 

The images at Northern Silence were taken during a period of twenty-five years, from the mid-1980s to 2012. But it was not until recently that Cato Lein could face dealing with the material and he booked one of the few darkrooms available in Stockholm. With the exception of a powerful panoramic photograph of a single ship on the fjord that leads to his home village, the pretention is reduced. The mood is dull with a blackness that rather reminds one of the sharp contrasts belonging to social documentary photography than to classic landscape photography.


Northern Silence

by Cato Lein

Release Place Marseille, France
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2022
Writer: Sophie Allgardh
Artist: Cato Lein
ISBN-13: 978-2-492696-09-1
Topics Documentary Photography, Landscape Photography, Norway, Sweden
Language French, English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 24.0 × 32.0 cm
Pages 128