« JH Engström constructs photographic stories. Placed in sequence, displayed in books and arranged in grids and constellations in the gallery, he persuades the viewer to piece together a sense of the work as a whole, rather than take it one image at the time. Typically, within these groupings the artist juxtaposes diverse subject matter and perspectives: close up with far away, fragment with overview, tender and poetic with shocking.
[…] And yet, despite this eclecticism, like reading a novel in which the writer breaks the temporal sequence into fragments by switching between times and places, we are somehow able to construct a narrative, albeit one that is loose, inconclusive and open to flights of fancy. »
Grant Watson, in Photo Art. The New World of Photography, Thames & Hudson, 2008
The pictures in this book came about during two separate stays in Brussels, arranged by the Contretype photo center, one in the summer of 2003, the other in the spring of 2006. Rare book Goldene Letter 2012 : Award of the word best photobook Journal (2009) First edition Swedish/French/English 25 x 18,7 cm ISBN : 9789197762557
Limited edition of this Book / DVD, limited to 25 copies signed and numbered by print (2 prints : 50 copies in total) with an original silver print on baryte paper signed and numbered by JH Engström. 5/50 Edition de l'Oeil (2013) book : 32 pages 13,9 x 18,5 cm Film : 2006, 28', sub fr. and eng. ISBN : 978-2-35137-149-7
Limited to 9 copies, with an original C-Print, 18 x 24 cm, numbered and signed. The print joined to this copy is entitled Radom, 2001. Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photographic Price. Journal (2003) 144 pages 23,9 x 30,5 cm ISBN 9197418269
J.H. Engström is back with images taken in his youth and offers us a moving “road trip” through Europe and the United States in the last century, seen through the always amazed eye of the photographer. André Frère Editions (2013) 128 pages 20 x 25 cm ISBN: 979-10-92265-08-8