Brynhild Bye-Tiller
Artistic practice

Participatory projects

  100 metres
  Ramallah Trondheim Series
  Apertura Namdalseid
  Bridging Zip-Code 65
  Three Ways of Framing
  My home
  These were not chosen
  Things tend to be different than you think
  Invisible Visible
  Women in Health- and Care Work
Documentary & Other photographic work
  Away game
  The truth on the ground
  On/Off stage
  Documenting while caring
  Easter parade behind the wall
  Occupied West Bank Scouts
  Immigrants and refugees to the Nordic countries
  Icelandic Encounters
  Labor Day
  Reykjavik riots
  Subway portraits
Early work
Portfolio photo (Opens in New Window)
Documenting while caring (2012-2013)
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How to use a personal and difficult experience in one's life to make a documentary? How to be a caregiver AND a photographer? How to capture and preserve the story of the battle against a brain tumor?

I was deeply involved in the last period of my mothers life as a caregiver and as a photographer. I did the same kind of work a few years earlier when my brother also died of cancer. Both stories raises life's big questions and is a personal work. I remember both my mum and my brother at their most beautiful when they fought for their lifes. When life was naked, when trifles was less important, when the days were full of emotions, pain and happy moments. Never before have I been so close to them. Many people say they want to remember my mum and my brother as they were. I wonder what that means. Which year do they mean? Why do some people refrain from looking at the pictures I've taken in this story. Pictures showing cancer treatment and doctor visits but also family dinners, meeting with friends and the last Christmas celebration. I used the camera as a way of dealing with the situation, a kind of therapeutic tool and a way to hold on to each memory. My mother wanted to see these pictures because she lost some of her short time memory and she wanted to remember the people who had visited her.


BOOK 289 pgs Standard landscape 10 x 8 in, 25 x 20 cm

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