Brynhild Bye-Tiller
 
 
Artistic practice
 

Socially engaged projects

  100 metres
  Ramallah Trondheim Series
  Apertura Namdalseid
  Bridging Zip-Code 65
  Three Ways of Framing
  My home
  Forgo
  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
  Pstereo
  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
   
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Early work
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Nordic Immigrant and refugees to the Nordic countries
 
 
immigrant women
An ongoing story  

What kind of role can immigrants and refugees women have in the the local community? Can they unfold on their own terms and use their expertise and experiences? How do they experience gender, ethnicity, roles and future opportunities?

Immigrant women in transnational marriages, married to ethnic Norwegian men has increased since the 1990s. According to the Women's Shelter in 2006, women granted residence in Norway through marriage are more than refugee women. In spite of this, the topic of immigrant women are little discussed in the political debate.

Marriages between two fundamentally different cultures involves a big challenge. For the women moving to a Nordic country were the language, culture and family structure are unknown. Especially in the beginning they have very little language skills and no social network besides the husband and the husband's family.