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Jacob Aue Sobol – Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol - Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol

Arrivals and Departures

Arrivals and Departures chronicles Jacob Aue Sobol’s travels across the Asian continent by train during 2012-2014, with stops in Moscow, Russia; Ulan Batar, Mongolia and Beijing, China, and numerous rural communities along the way. During three separate month-long trips, Sobol photographed the changing landscape from his window seat, as well as encounters with inhabitants of the locations where he disembarked. Using the camera as a tool to create contact, closeness and intimacy, Sobol’s approach to photography is personal. His voyage along the Trans-Siberian Railway was, he says “an investigation of the emotional states that control us, inspire us, and keep us moving.” The images capture life’s complexities: people, places and the relationships between them.



Sobol shoots in black and white, creating stark visual and emotional contrasts. Using a digital camera for the first time, but retaining the tight cropping and grainy imagery that characterize his Sabine and I,Tokyo series, the photographs are intense and immediate records of his subjects. Young couples in bed, animals traversing icy fields, stark corners of temporary lodgings are all depicted without reference to a specific place or time, reflecting the inter- connected, universal story that Sobol strives to tell.



Arrivals and Departures, as exhibition of nearly sixty 20” x 24” gelatin silver prints from the artist’s most recent body of work, will open today Thursday, July 16, and close on Friday, August 28 with a reception for the artist on Thursday, July 16, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.




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 Aue Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. He lived in Canada from 1994-95 and Greenland from 2000-2002. In Spring 2006 he moved to Tokyo, living there 18 months before returning to Denmark in August 2008. 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 recent 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) and Peliti Associati (Italy).

In 2008 Jacob started working in Bangkok and Copenhagen. 


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Abandoned orphanage

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Day 7: Abandoned orphanage. Picture to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #bw #szczecin #poland #documentary


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I’m always searching for the light. Remembering a disco. Photo to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #documentary #bw #szczecin #poland


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Clouds. Photo to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #poland #documentary #bw #szczecin


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Szczecin has one of biggest cemetery in the world – 3rd in Europe and 4th in the World. At the beginning it was design by Germans to be big park. Now it is park and cemetery. Photo to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #szczecin #bw #documentary #poland


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Day 6: Shadows. Picture to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #szczecin #poland #bw #documentary

Erin Geideman – I can see right through you

Erin Geideman

I can see right through you


During the summer following my last year of high school I started documenting the lives of my closest friends. We grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, a sprawling city in decline. Unable to afford anything else, we entertained ourselves by partying excessively in our friends? small two-bedroom apartment.

On August 20th, 2010 my best friend Ian was shot in the stomach on the stoop of that same apartment building. He still suffers occasional pain from the scar tissue within his body. His crippling anxiety and other psychological maladies are further exacerbated by an abusive father, and alcoholism.



Michael, Ian’s older brother, has mostly, moved on in his life. He works as a hospital cook and married Heather, the mother of his children. His mangled left hand however, which he broke that chaotic evening remains as a constant reminder of the night he almost lost his only sibling.

Heather acted as a caregiver to Ian when he was first out of the hospital. As a nurse?s aid she had no problem changing Ian?s bloodstained bandages. Ever since their friendship has been in decay despite her marriage to his brother. On April 2nd, 2013 Heather and Michael welcomed their second child, a son Deavon Ian Connor.

I have photographed my friends for the past four years. Within this time I have watched, as they?ve gradually grown apart, fighting circumstances and personal traumas that have renders them depressed but not hopeless. I have created a family album that is laden with themes of intimacy, alienation, and pain.




Erin Geideman is a graduate of Syracuse University where she received a BFA in Art Photography with a minor in Art History. For two years she has worked as an assistant to The Canary Project under its founders, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris. She has also completed a one year internship at Light Work, an internationally known art photography organization, where she has assisted artists including Valerio Spada, George Gittoes, Jason Eskenazi, and Alexandre Demenkova. Geideman is currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award

The FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award is an additional grant for photographers under 25. Using David Alan Harvey’s words “A heart felt thank you also to FujiFilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…”





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View at closed Szczecin’s shipyard. Since last year I continue my long-term project about my hometown. Picture to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #szczecin #poland #bw #documentary


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Weird company in aquarium. Family home once more. Photo to @burndiary by @tomaszlazar #szczecin #poland #bw #documentary

Alvaro Laiz – The Hunt (Amba)

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Alvaro Laiz

The Hunt (Amba)


It was still a time when a Udege, looking at a deer, he thought he saw a deer-man (…) In those times all sort of things happened to people. Such things happened that nowadays do not. Udege tale
Udege people have lived in the Boreal Jungle for hundreds of years. Due to their close contact with Nature, their beliefs are riddled with references to supernatural forces who shall be respected.
In 1997 a Russian poacher called Markov ran into the trail of a gigantic Amur tiger. Despite the risk, Markov saw the tiger’s footprints as a promise for a better life. He shot the tiger, but was not able to kill it. Udege people believe that if someone attacks a tiger without a reason, Amba will hunt him down. Unexpectedly, Markov unleashed the Amba, the dark side of the tiger.
During the following 72 hours the animal tracked down Markov and killed him. Later investigations suggest that the tiger planned its movements with a rare mix of strategy and instinct and most importantly, with a chilling clarity of purpose: Amba was seeking for revenge.
This animistic belief constitutes the leitmotiv to experience the impact of Nature in the Udege communities across one of the last remains of shamanism: the hunter’s culture.


Master in Visual Arts at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, my work focuses on realities usually ignored by mass media. I conceive photography as a tool to give civil society in post-conflict zones the chance to be heard, exploring the environment, costumes and traditions of those people at risk of exclusion. My photographs have been published in international media such us New York Times, Forbes, Days Japan, National Geographic, Sunday Times Magazine or British Journal of Photography among others.

I am also co-founder of ANHUA, a collective of photographers and visual artists who have decided to join to document the social, historical and contemporary. Specializing in documentary reportage and author focused its commitment issues and concerns related to human rights, anthropology, economics and environment.

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