Interruptions
SEEK Volume 03

Cooper & Gorfer
2016, Thames & Hudson
225 x 285 mm
English, Sámi
128 pages, hardcover
ISBN: 978-9163915611

29 €


"We may be heard, we may be seen, but we are not understood."

Anna-Stina Svakko

Interruptions portrays several generations of women from Swedish Sápmi. Stretching over the northern parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia, Sápmi occupies an area almost the size of Sweden. The manner in which the Sámi people of Sweden have been treated since the 16th century when the Swedish state began colonising the north is a dark chapter in the country’s history. Colonisation does not only affect geographic areas – fundamental characteristics of a people such as its culture, language and traditions are also dismantled and eradicated.


Asta Mitkijá Balto, Aana Sunna & Monica L Edmondson, Lisa Kejonen Pauker, Eva-Lena Kielatis, Katarina Kielatis, Brita Mangi, Mimie Märak, Maxida & Nike-Sunna Märak, Leila Nutti, Barbro Poggats, Tintin & Lisa Påggats Sarri, Ingá Elisa Påve Idivuoma & Elle Nánná Biggá Idivuoma, Åsa Simma, Laila Spik, Sunn-Kati Skaltje, Ella-Li Spik, Eugenia Skårpa, Carina Sarri, Inga Marja Steinfjell, Anna-Stina Svakko.

Produced with funds from Konstmuseet I Norr
Shot with Hasselblad #H5D
Printed on Munken, Arctic Paper
Printed in Sweden with Göteborgstryckeriet

In collaboration with


Interview film Sápmi