Video-rapporter fra Art Basel 2017

Jeg eksperimenterer for tiden med video – såvel vedrørende international politik og fred som foto og anden kunst. De skabes på min iPhone og jeg er fascineret af de muligheder, denne rivende hurtige tekniske udvikling giver os – for både at nyde, lære, skabe kontakter og lave alternativer til de traditionelle medier. Vil derfor lige nævne at jeg løbende poster […]

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Aleppo’s evil humanitarians

The third photo story from the days of the liberation of Aleppo in Syria Unique photos with text from Aleppo’s Jibrin reception center for people finally liberated in Eastern Aleppo December 11-12, 2016. Documentation of the fact that it was the Syrian authorities, the Syrian Army, Russian doctors, the Syrian Red Crescent and volunteering Syrian youth who took care of […]

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The “Abstract Real” video

This video offers glimpses of the works I exhibited in my studio in 2016 – an exploration of abstract photography: What is real? What is abstract? And how do the two mix…blur? All the works started out with a photography and successively changed in the process to become “abstract”. I find that fascinating since photography has almost always been about taking pictures of what is, i.e. documentary. (Of course with the exception of those few who experimented with “photograms” à la Moholy-Nagy and other techniques that departed from the urge to present a documentation of a recognizable reality). Observe please the inspiration from Iranian aesthetics, including classical geometric patterns and calligraphy, and enjoy the music I’ve chosen by Iranian composer Fariborz Lachini too. I’ve written about the background of this exploration at Oberg PhotoGraphic’s blog. And as usual the video is uploaded to my channels on Vimeo and Youtube.

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Mindeord for Viggo Rivad

Viggo Rivad, fotograf, født 3. juli 1922, død 8. februar 2016 Viggo Rivad, grand old man i dansk fotografi, debuterede i 1946 og prægede området i næsten 70 år. Han har givet Danmark en mængde klassiske billedserier som Et Farvel, Lauritz, Kofoeds Skole ogB & W Teglholmen, et antal fotobøger fra den store verden, udsmykninger for DSB og Kastrup Lufthavn, 40.000 […]

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“People Of Islam” – Ny udstilling

► Lite om utställningen & praktisk info Människor och miljön från Islam, som västvärlden ständigt är i konflikt med. Jag gjorde fact-finding i Irak 2002 och 2003 och redan före kriget var människorna hårt drabbade av omänskliga ekonomiska sanktioner. Jag arbetar med fred och foto i Iran varje år sedan 2012. Somaliland besökte jag 2014 (och 1977-81) och Marrakech-bilderna är […]

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