Geir Moseid | Beyond the Veil


“Moseid’s work concerns itself with the politics of the male role in the everyday. His series Beyond the Veil seeks to investigate how perceptions of men are changing, with their role in society developing into a multilayered and complex position formed by cultural, sociological and economic change.

Moseid’s open-ended narratives leave the viewer reflecting on the many diverse connotations of the role of contemporary man in Western society. Not only does this ambiguity offer a subjective dialogue between work and viewer, but the reflection echoes a human experience shared between the subject and the photographer when making the image, when both were made to contemplate their own masculinity, their relationship to one another, and the modern social implications bound to the act of photographing. By adopting the lens of mainstream media, Moseid is blurring the boundary between truth and fiction, and private behavior and performance.
Hence the viewer is left with a myriad of possibilities when confronted with the scenarios. By doing so Moseid seeks a connection with the viewer and the world through the shared experience of common, recognizable scenarios. Whether they stem from the everyday, TV, cinema or advertising.
The work aims to trigger emotional responses in the viewer that stem from the politics of stereotyping, gender classification, the forming of independent and group identities, and the barrier of prejudice”.

Geir Moseid is a Norwegian photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. Since graduating from London College of Communication in 2008, Moseid has been working on multiple photographic series, operating at the point where documentary practice and staged photography meet.

Communication and a humanistic approach has always been the base of the practice, while the narrative elements within the work often remains open
and ambiguous. A focus on colour, texture, ambiguity and human relationships
of various kinds forms the base of his practice.

With support from:

Malmö Stad, Folkuniversitet and