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In 1999, Jacob Aue Sobol went to live in the settlement of Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland, where he lived the life of a fisherman and hunter with his Greenlandic girlfriend Sabine and her family. Taken over three years, Sobol’s project, Sabine, records, in photographs and narratives, his encounter with his lover and their life on the east coast. Pictured here, a funeral in Tiilerilaaq. An old hunter is dead and most of the settlement is attending the funeral. The body is kept in the coffin until summer, when the ground gets soft and it is possible to bury the corpse.

 

I often feel I want to take part. I want to put down the camera and join in

Jacob Aue Sobol
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Jacob Aue Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. He lived in Canada from 1994-95 and Greenland from 2000-2002. After studying at the European Film College, Aue Sobol was admitted to Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography in 1998. There he developed a unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography, which he has since refined and further developed.

Aue Sobol is known for his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography, which focuses on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within oftentimes harsh surroundings. He has made significant work in Tokyo, China, Greenland, Guatemala and along the Trans-Siberian railway. Aue Sobol became a member of Magnum Photos in 2012.

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