Liinda Bournane Engelberth / Oslo, Norway

Linda Bournane Engelberth is a Norwegian/Algerian artist based in Oslo and Berlin. She holds an advanced craft certificate in photography and a BAin History of Art. Her work focuses onidentity through personal and subjective narratives, as well as rural communities which are influx. Her most recent exhibitions include Die Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DUMBO Art Festival, New York and Noplace, Oslo, among several other exhibitions in the US, Norway, and other parts of Europe. From 2011-2013, she was selected for the Norwegian Journal of Photography, a program supporting 10 independent photographers in Norway. Her work was selected for the European Photo Exhibition Award 2014.

Algeria, Alger, Family, Islam, muslim
Algiers, AlgeriaWind, Sand and StarsI am a Norwegian/Algerian artist raised in Norway by my Norwegian mother, and without knowing my Algerian father and his family. I have always been curious about my other country of origin. As a teenager, I finally made contact with my father and more recently, my wider family in Algeria. When my Berber grandmother turned 100, she wrote me a letter so that I wouldn’t forget about my father’s homeland. This project is an attempt to research my own identity as a western woman investigating this foreignness that makes up half my bloodline.As a stranger, with a feeling of being on the outside, I have walked the streets of Algiers trying to connect. I have documented everything from the city to the life of my family. I have been interested in the smaller details: street signs in Arabic, a cactus growing through the fence and people in the streets. These photos are attempts to absorb the nuances of life in Algiers. They are my first steps into a culture that feels like it should be part of me, but which I do not yet know.This is an ongoing project.
Grandmother, islam, berber, berberdress
Alger, Algeria
Birthday
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Muslim woman, hijab, Algeria, Alger
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Alger, Algeria
Youngsters growing up in South Wales Valleys, Rhondda Valley
Lucy, Rhondda, Wales. Lucy´s parents run an expanding family business and she loves living in the Rhondda Valleys.
Teenagers growing up in South Wales Valleys. Rhondda Valley
Cadets, Rhondda Valley, Wales. Boys and girls enroll in cadet school at a very young age.
Youngsters growing up in South Wales Valleys, Rhondda Valley
Abigale (15) and Richard (16) plan to have a baby. They are both on welfare and lack ambitions regarding the future, except building a family together which will bring in more finacial support. Teenage pregnancies are common in the Valleys.
Youngsters growing up in South Wales Valleys, Rhondda Valley
This is the day after Kathrine tried to commit suicide. Teenage suicidal rates are alarming in the Valleys and ranks among the highest in the UK in general.
Teenager, Daugapils, Latvia,
Daugapils, Latvia. Alina, 17, wants to stay. She is happy to live in Daugapils, even if many of her friends left.
Teenager, Latvia, Krāslava
Krāslava, Latvia. . Despite the struggles this generation encounters, there is still a deep connection to national identity, especially the rich and lush nature in the countryside.
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Krāslava, Latvia. Despite the struggles this generation encounters, there is still a deep connection to national identity, especially the rich and lush nature in the countryside.
Daugapils, Latvia. Alexanders only wish is to get clean and quit doing drugs.
Daugapils, Latvia. Alexanders only wish is to get clean and quit doing drugs.
Krāslava, Latvia. Victoria loves the fertil nature in Krāslava
Krāslava, Latvia. Victoria loves the fertil nature in Krāslava
Roma in Norway and Romania
Many Roma youth are left on their own in Romania for months at the time while their parents live in Norway out of economical necessity. Alexandra, 12- years- old, is visits Loredana, 14-years- old, who has been left on her own for six months while her mother is incartherated in a Norwegian jail.
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Luminita gathers wood in the forest to use to heat her home in Drăgoeni, Romania
Roma peolpe in Romania and Norway
The Roma earn money in Norway from begging on the streets, collecting clothes to resell and collecting bottles. Some Roma also turn to pickpocketing and prostitution
Roma in Norway and Romania
Eleven people from Drăgoeni, Romania travel to Norway at the cost of 150 euro per person. The trip takes four days and is bout physically and emotionally exhausting.