Anja NIemi


'She Could Have Been a Cowboy'

Sat 08 Sep 2018 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

In her latest series, Anja Niemi continues her investigations of the self. This time she turns the lens to a life lived under the constraints of conformity. Every day her fictional character finds herself trapped in the same pink dress, but what she really wants is to be a cowboy, dressed in fringe and leather, riding horses in the Wild West. Through this series of photographs with multiple layers and possible interpretations, Niemi delivers her most political work to date.

'She Could Have Been A Cowboy' launched at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York from 1 March - 14 April 2018 (incuding AIPAD - The Photography Show), followed by Photo London 17-20 May, and finally at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam during Unseen from 8 September - 21 October. A book of the same name is to be published by Jane & Jeremy.

Anja Niemi (b 1976) is a critically acclaimed and highly collectible Norwegian fine art photographer. Her works have been exhibited worldwide; she has published three books; and broke her auction record in 2017.

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A new Type of Imprint
Creative Boom
Feature Shoot
Another Mag

The Imaginary Cowboy, 2017
The Imaginary Cowboy, 2017
Title: The Imaginary Cowboy, 2017
Print size: 112 x 150 cm
Edition of 7 + 2AP
C-type print
Other available size 52 x 70 cm in an edition of 10 + 2AP