Jacob Aue Sobol on the project HOME:
Home is a place of memories. It is where we have our roots. It is a place we keep returning to. If we want to learn more about ourselves and the world we live in, this is where we look – in our own backyard. The place where our personality is shaped and dreams were built.
In June last year Photography Center of Thessaloniki arranged a workshop with the young Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol (Magnum Photos), in a small village called Lafkos near the town of Volos in central Greece. This workshop attended 20 of Greece's most talented young photographers. Jacob gave them the assignment HOME. Photograph your home in a city you don't know, not your physical home but your mental end emotional home. The photographers worked for five days with the topic of home photographing the entire village - the people, the streets, the animals, each other, everything was photographed and a home took shape.
Photography Center of Thessaloniki have since the workshop been in dialogue with Jacob and together with editor Sun Hee Engesltoft and producer Stinus Duch Andersen they have developed this project. Jacob Aue Sobol and Sun Hee Engesltoft will curate an exhibition of images from the workshop and up til now titled "Home". The photographers have worked on the HOME theme since last summer end now they are ready to show there work to the world. The municipality of Thessaloniki has granted a very good exhibition place in Thessaloniki called Casa Bianca in January 2015 (12.01.2015 - 10/02 2015) with the official opening the 19.01.2015.
Jacob will be present at the opening and in this respect, keep an open master class presentation and a portfolio review to everyone interested.
The participating greek artists/photographers are:
Manos Chrisovergis, Michalis Kalaitzakis, Lily Zoumpouli, Ariadni Pediotaki, Andreas Paradeisopoulos, Eleni Onassoglou, Georgia Panakia, Panagiotis Skalkotos, Thanasis Karatzas, Christos Vatalachos, Dareos Khalili, Panos Arvanitakis, Dimitra Hatzipavlou, Thanassis Raptis, Efthimis Mouratidis, Vasilis Karkatselis, Dimitris Symeonidis, Nikos Kotzampasakis, Sakis Dazanis, Maria Kappatou
Jacob Aue Sobol
Jacob is a member of Magnum Photos. Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, Rita Castelotte Gallery in Madrid and RTR Gallery in Paris also represent him.
Jacob was born in Denmark, in 1976 and grew up in Brøndby Strand in the suburbs south of Copenhagen. He lived as an exchange student in Strathroy, Canada from 1994-95 and as a hunter and fisherman in Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland from 2000-2002. In Spring 2006 he moved to Tokyo, staying there 18 months before returning to Denmark in August 2008. He now lives and works in Copenhagen.
After studying at the European Film College, Jacob 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.
In the autumn of 1999 he went to live in the settlement Tiniteqilaaq on the East Coast of Greenland. Over the next three years he lived mainly in this township with his Greenlandic girlfriend Sabine and her family, living the life of a fisherman and hunter but also photographing. The resultant book Sabine was published in 2004 and the work was nominated for the 2005 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
In the summer of 2005 Jacob traveled with a film crew to Guatemala to make a documentary about a young Mayan girl’s first journey to the ocean. The following year he returned by himself to the mountains of Guatemala where he met the indigenous family Gomez-Brito. He stayed with them for a month to tell the story of their everyday life. The series won the First Prize Award, Daily Life Stories, World Press Photo 2006.
In 2006 he moved to Tokyo and during the next two years he created the images from his resent book I, Tokyo. The book was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award 2008 and published by Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Edition Braus (Germany), Lunwerg Editores (Spain), Peliti Associati (Italy) and Mets & Schilt (The Netherlands)
In 2008 Jacob started working in Bangkok and in 2009 in Copenhagen. Both projects will be published as books in 2013. Jacob is currently working on the project Arrivals and Departures - a journey from Moscow to Beijing - in co-operation with Leica Camera.
Photography Centre of Thessaloniki
Photography Centre of Thessaloniki is a non-profit company running for the last twenty years in Thessaloniki, Greece, in the Balkans, Europe and lately across the world. Photography Centre of Thessaloniki became known due to the long struggle for artistic photograph.
Photography Centre of Thessaloniki has collaborated with almost all of the museums in North Greece as the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Water Supply Museum of Thessaloniki, Folk life Museum of Xanthi, with foreign institutes (Goethe Institute, French Institute, Italian Institute), as well as with many municipalities and prefectures.
Artists individuel websites
Lily Zoumpouli - http://lilyzoumpouli.com/
Manos Chrisovergis - http://www.mchrisov.gr/
Andreas Paradeisopoulos - http://andreas-paradise.com/
Panagiotis Skalkotos - http://flickrock.com/pskalkotos
Eleni Onassoglou - http://elenionasoglouphotography.gr/
Ariadni Pediotaki - http://flickrock.com/anadelta
Christos Vatalachos -
Dareos Kalili -
Dimitra Hatzipavlou - https://www.flickr.com/photos/60328209@N05/
Panos Arvanitakis - http://panosarvanitakis.com/
Thanassis Raptis - http://raptisth.webs.com/apps/photos/
Efthimis Mouratidis - http://efthimismouratidis.weebly.com/
Thanasis Karatzas - https://www.flickr.com/photos/54741102@N05/
Vasilis Karkatselis - http://karkatselis.weebly.com/projects.html
Dimitris Symeonidis -
Michalis Kalaitzakis - www.mixaliskalaitzakis.com
Maria Kappatou - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariakappatou/
Sakis Dazanis - http://sakisdazanis.com/
Nikos Kotzampasakis - http://www.kotzampasakis.net/
Georgia Panakia - https://www.flickr.com/photos/-molly-/