Birgit’s Garden is an art photography book by Eija Mäkivuoti. Through photographs and short texts, a multifaceted story is told about the Faroe Islands, a hidden place no one happens upon by chance. In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, chiselled by nature’s relentless forces, lives a people immensely proud of their country and its 1,000-year-old history.
These photos are interlaced with both serious and humorous micro-tales that give a deeper understanding of both the country and its culture.
Eija Mäkivuoti (b. 1972) is a Helsinki-based photographic artist. She works with long-term photo documentary projects and in different cross-disciplinary art projects and groups. She also photographs live performative arts, such as music and performance art. Mäkivuoti holds a degree in photography from the Lahti Institute of Design (Lahti University of Applied Sciences) and she is also trained as a visual artist. Mäkivuoti is a member of the Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland.