Self portrait

Self portrait

Rosalie Sjöman was one of the many prominent female photographers active during photography’s infancy from the 1840s right up to 1900. Rosalie Sjöman was born in Kalmar in 1833. Her father was the captain of a merchant vessel who was employed by Handelsflottan (the merchant navy). Rosalie married Sven Sjöman, also a merchant navy captain,… Continue reading Self portrait

Varberg harbour

Varberg harbour

Mathilda Ranch was a successful photographer with an atelier in Varberg in 1881—1922. She was an important “education centre” for young women from different parts of the country who wanted to learn the photography profession. Mathilda Caroline Ranch was born in 1860 in Copenhagen. Her parents were Theresia Walter and Wilhelm Ranch. Her mother came… Continue reading Varberg harbour