Källman’s work oscillates between documentary and staged photography. Her work has been described as stills from a film, with her imagery in close link to the fantasies of the viewer. A recurring theme in Källman’s work is the vulnerability of young people within open or closed spaces. Her early work documents the rituals and strictly set rules underwritten by the urban youth. In her recent work Källman is more drawn to the abstract realm. She makes photographs of her studio, of night time streets, fragments of different material, common or trivial things transformed by different light settings, reflections, mirror images, where the images are no longer moments and places, they are events and spaces. The images become placeless and magical.
Jenny Källman’s work is represented at The Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and in many other institutions and private collections. Selected group exhibitions comprise “The Visible” at Artipelag (2014) and at “Golden Sunset” at the Museum of Modern art in Stockholm (2017-2018). In 2016, Källman´s latest book The Rectangle’s Sharp Stare (Art and Theory) was shortlisted for the Swedish Photographers Union’s prize for best Swedish book of photography.