Elisabeth Ohlsson- Wallin was the photographer behind the Ecce Homo exhibition in 1998. Jesus was then portraited as a homosexual person. This offended many Christians but it stayed with peaceful protests, also when the exhibition was set up in the famous cathedral in Uppsala. Now she has been taking photos in Jerusalem to create a new exhibition.
Olsson Wahlin said to the Swedish television (SvT) that she wants to show the oppression against LGBT (Lesbian-, Gay-, Bisexual- and Transgender-) persons in the three major monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism). She shows texts from the Bible and the Koran where homosexuality is condemned and illustrates it with photos of half naked, or almost naked, people of the same sex in different kinds of sexually challenging positions.
Even though the museum has financed parts of Ohlsson-Wallin’s trip to Jerusalem they will not show her pictures. After having consulted religious representatives from the three religions they did not want to present them as a separate exhibition since they could offend people. They did offer the artist to let them be a part of other material but Ohlsson-Wallin declined since she claims it would be confusing for the viewer.
Ohlsson-Wallin said to SvT that she has been in contact with other museums that are willing to show the exhibition.
In 2005 the same museum took away a piece of art made by a Muslim artist because more conservative Muslim groups found it offensive.