Jacob Aue Sobol 1976

Lives in Copenhagen/Bangkok. Works in Copenhagen/Bangkok.

Jacob Aue Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1976. A photographer and member of Magnum Photos, he has published several monographs of his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography and exhibited his work widely. His images focus on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within oftentimes harsh surroundings. Jacob 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. He has traveled extensively in the years since, photographing in Siberia, Thailand, Mongolia, America, and China while staying based in Copenhagen. After studying at the European Film College, in 1998 Jacob was admitted to Fatamorgana, a Danish school for documentary and art photography. 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 seal hunter but also photographing. The resulting book "Sabine" was published in 2004. 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 Gomez-Brito family. He stayed with them for a month to tell the story of their everyday life. The series won first prize in the Daily Life category of World Press Photo in 2006. In 2006 he moved to Tokyo and during the next two years, he created the images for the book "I, Tokyo," which was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award in 2008. Following his time in Tokyo, Jacob worked extensively in Bangkok, resulting in the 2016 book "By the River of Kings." In 2012 he began photographing along the Trans-Siberian Railroad and spent the next five winters photographing in the remote Russian province of Yakutia for his project "Road of Bones." He has ongoing projects in Denmark ("Home") and the United States ("America").

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol reflects on the three years he spent in Greenland and the traveling he did there. While his first trip was focused on documenting the culture, his second trip revolved around his girlfriend Sabine, who later became the subject of a series of photographs
Jacob Aue Sobol at Fine Art Print
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol reflects on the three years he spent in Greenland and the traveling he did there. While his first trip was focused on documenting the culture, his second trip revolved around his girlfriend Sabine, who later became the subject of a series of photographs
"Arrivals and Departures". This is the sixth and final episode of our "Arrivals and Departures" series with Magnum Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol after his journey photographing what he saw with his Leica M Monochrom through Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing.

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EDUCATION 1998-1999 FATAMORGANA - THE DANISH SCHOOL OF ART PHOTOGRAPHY 1997-1998 THE EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE Member of MAGNUM PHOTOS SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 Arrivals and Departures, Polka Galerie, Paris, France 2015 Sabine, Lianzhou Foto, China 2015 I, Tokyo, Polka Galerie, Paris, France 2015 Arrivals and Departures, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA 2015 Arrivals and Departures, Silencio, Paris, France 2015 Veins, (w/ Anders Petersen), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2015 Veins, (w/ Anders Petersen), Salvador, Brasil 2015 Veins, (w/ Anders Petersen), Curitiba, Brasil 2015 Arrivals and Departures, Sète Festival of Photography, France 2015 Arrivals and Departures, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark 2015 L’Intima Distanza, Scalone Vanvitelliano, Pesaro, Italy 2015 Con Te, LABottega, Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy 2015 Con Te, Mc2 Gallery, Milano, Italy 2014 Veins, w/ Anders Petersen), Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing, China 2014 Arrivals and Departures, Leica Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2014 Arrivals and Departures, Cortona on the move (festival), Italy 2014 Arrivals and Departures, Obscura Festival, Malaysia 2014 Veins, (w/ Anders Petersen), ROSPHOTO, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2014 Toujours Avec Toi, Magnum Gallery, Paris, France 2013 Avec Toi, Maison du Danemark, Paris Photo, France 2013 Veins (w/ Anders Petersen), Riga Academy or Art, Latvia 2013 Stories, Landskrona Art Museum, Sweden 2013 Stories, FotoArtFestival, Bielsko-Biala, Poland 2013 Close to You, Athens Photo Festival 2013, Greece 2013 Close to You, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales 2013 Arrivals and Departures, Leica Gallery Warsaw, Poland 2013 Arrivals and Departures, Leica Gallery Prague, Czech Republic 2012 Arrivals and Departures, C/O Berlin, Germany 2012 I,Tokyo, ArtScience Museum, Singapore 2011 Stories, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011 I, Tokyo / Sabine, Galeria Rita Castellote, Madrid, Spain 2011 I, Tokyo, Phototeket, Esbjerg, Denmark 2010 I, Tokyo / Sabine, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA 2009 I, Tokyo, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France 2008 I, Tokyo, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2007 Sabine, Silo Gallery, Porto, Portugal 2007 Sabine, Month of Photography, Krakow, Poland 2007 Sabine, Gallery Sztuki, Konin, Poland 2006 Sabine, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 2006 Sabine, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK 2004 Sabine, SUPERDANISH: Newfangled Danish Culture, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada 2004 Sabine, Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 Tiniteqilaaq – The strait that runs dry at low tide, Filosoffen, Odense Foto Triennale, Denmark GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011 Face of Our Time, University of Michigan Museum of Art, USA 2011 Face of Our Time, SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA 2011 Minor Cropping May Occur, Lombard Freid Projects, New York, USA 2009 Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico 2008 Unseen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China 2008 Discovery of FotoFest 2006, FotoFest, Houston, USA 2007 One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2007 Contemporary Danish Photography, FotoFest, Houston, USA 2006 Closed Eyes, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2006 37 seconds, The BBC big screen, the Liverpool Biennial/The BBC, Liverpool, UK 2006 World Mental Health Day, Frederiksberg Rådhus, Copenhagen, Denmark 2005 Contemporary Danish Photography, The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa, USA 2005 Frispark, Galleri Spark, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark 2003 Odense Foto Triennale, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2001 Greenland in pictures, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark 2000 Sons and lovers, Galleri Bossky, Copenhagen, Denmark 1999 Fatamorgana Anniversary Exhibition, Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark GRANTS AND AWARDS 2016 The Danish Arts Foundation, DJFotografernes Ophavsretsfond 2012 The Danish Arts Council 2011 The Danish Arts Council 2010 Ragnvald og Ida Blix’ Fond 2009 The Danish Arts Foundation 2008 The Danish Arts Foundation, The Danish Arts Council, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, The Toyota Foundation 2007 Politiken-Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond 2005 The Danish Arts Foundation, Politiken-Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond 2004 The Danish Arts Council, Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding, BG Fonden, Københavns Billedkunstudvalg, Kong Christian den Tiendes Fond, Cultural Foundation Denmark - Greenland, C.L. Davids Fond 2003 The Danish Arts Foundation, The Danish Arts Council, Committee for Literary Project Funding, Politiken-Fonden, The Royal Greenland Foundation, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, The Greenland Christmas Seal Foundation, Nordbok: The Nordic Literature and Library Committee, The Danish Parliament’s Greenland Trust 2002 C.L. Davids Scholarship, The Danish Parliament’s Greenland Trust 2001 Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's Foundation, The Velux Foundation, The Greenland Home Rule Culture Fund, C.L. Davids Fond, Qilakitsoq Foundation 2000 The Danish Ministry of Culture's Development Fund, C.L. Davids Fond AWARDS 2008 Leica European Publishers Award 2008 Nominated, Paul Huf Award 2007 Fogtdals Foto Award 2006 World Press Photo 1st prize, Daily Life Stories 2005 Nominated, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize