2012 - 2016
Did you know that 65 % (affording to the studies of Marjorie Taylor) of us have or have once had an imaginary friend? The Invisibles is a photography-based documentary work by Verna Kovanen that transports its viewers into the midst of a series of funny (and true) stories about the imaginary friends that children have. When children get to decide for themselves whom they befriend, families share their lives with all types of characters, from Belgian gangsters to mall-loitering rockteens and hiccoughing mice. Kovanen has travelled across Finland photographing the invisible friends of children since 2012 and received a working grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.