Marie in new Roosmark charity calender

Caroline Roosmark, the Swedish photographer who has taken the recent Roxette photographs, has this year also made a calendar for charity. This year’s calendar is called Women & Men of the Year 2012. 2012’s focus is children poverty in Sweden. “250,000 children live a life in poverty in Sweden. Half of them live with a single parent. 87 % of those are the mother. We want to lift this up on the political agenda so something is actually done about it. A lot of people think that there are no poor children in Sweden, but that’s not the case” says Caroline in Aftonbladet.

The calendar is made on a very tight budget, none of the extras or stars get any payment, yet they never turn Caroline down, in spite of their often jam-packed schedules.

Marie Fredriksson, the female star of Roxette is in the calendar, as May. The text on May’s page reads as follows (click the photo): She couldn’t come along, they took away from her pearls and ribbons, all the visible signs of success. Sparrows’ eyes followed her, the birds sat in her hands. The smallest animals by the hem of her dress. A friendly light fell over the backyard and we know: soon she’s going out in the world.

Other stars include the actor Jan Malmsjö (Fanny & Alexander), high jumper Patrik Sjöberg and writer Kerstin Thorvall, to mention a few.

The calendar is for sale at Caroline’s site, the price is 169 SEK (roughly € 18) You may also purchase the original photos there.

Photos used with kind permission of Caroline Roosmark.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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