Description

Jacob Aue Sobol’s pictures taken in Denmark, form part of the collaborative Home project, whereby 16 Magnum photographers explored the theme of “home”. Having lived in Greenland, Tokyo and Bangkok for nine years, Sobol felt it was time to start looking in his own background, “to start photographing in the city where I grew up, my home, Copenhagen.” For him, home is “a place of memories. It is where I have my roots. It is a place I keep returning to. If I want to learn more about myself and the world I live in, this is where I look – in my own backyard. The place where my personality was shaped and dreams were built.”

Photography is not only about the shot, it’s also about you and your relationship to the world

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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