Photographs from Jo Bentdal’s series Common Sensibility are currently exhibited at Høstutstillingen in Oslo.
Common Sensibility is a series of portraits of girls between the age of 12 to 15 in a formal setting, with no styling and minimal alterations in the post processing.
The models are my best friends children. Most of my close childhood friends have 2 or 3 children, almost all of them girls. The older ones are now in the transition between childhood and adult life. My aim was to explore perceptions of tradition, authority and conformity vs. individuality. The girls become a reminder of the responsibility every generation has as a legacy for the next.
Most of my photographic work could be said to be a comment to the relationship between institutions in society and individual identity. This is also the case with the photographs in this series.
Watch the whole series on jobentdal.com