This book is accompanied by a 24x30cm (9.5×12”) print – edition of 25.
James’ House is Jacob Aue Sobol’s second book in The Greenland Trilogy. His first book Sabine from 2004 was a love story, and so is James’ House. It’s about his love and admiration for an Inuit man and his continuous fight to provide for his family. The story takes place from 1999-2002 when he lived in Eastern Greenland trying to become a hunter and a fisherman while taking pictures of the life he shared with the people living there. James was his friend when he lived in Tiniteqilaaq. James taught Jacob how to spot seals and use the tools of a hunter. James taught him when to speak and when to be silent. How to be present. For the years Jacob was in Tiniteqilaaq, James’ House seemed like the center of the universe. It was a house full of laughter, crying and silence. A place of warmth and embrace. Today James doesn’t live in the house anymore. James’ wife passed away and he moved with his children to the nearest town, Tasiilaq. This book is a memory of the time and love Jacob shared with James and his children.