Vilhelm Stokstad

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Location: Stockholm
Nationality: Swedish
Biography: My main interest lies in documentary photography. In 2013 i started working on the project  Voluntourism , investigating the phenomenon of mixing volunteer work with vacation. As the larger NGOs and more established volunteer agencies,... read on
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For God’s Sake
Credits: vilhelm stokstad
Date of Work: 04/10/14 - 07/20/14
Updated: 02/09/18
Location: Assisi, Italy
In what is often called the worlds most secularized country the church is declining, with around 70 000 active dissidents each year. But a few is going against this trend. There is still 15 year olds joining the church the classic way, the confirmation.\r\rMeet a group of confirmands and leaders in Djurö congregation, one of the smallest in Sweden, on their way to the confirmation. Its a journey both literally and metaphorically, with relationships and group dynamics, being 14. And they travel to the holy Assisi, in Italy, by bus. On confirmation day they kneel in front of the altar and get blessed by the priest. Now they have gone through with one of the biggest breaks of trends in Sweden.
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