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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The little girl from Eastern Aleppo

New year’s night, January 1, 2017 This girl had come out of Eastern Aleppo after four dark years of occupation by Western-backed terrorists – too many to name. People who for no reason had destroyed her home, her part of that beautiful city. Perhaps half of her life living in fear, perhaps having lost family members. I do not know. I met her on December 14 at the Jibrin reception and registration centre in Western Aleppo where Syrian soldiers and volunteers from Aleppo University had just given her this bread with some vegetables inside. She was one of thousands, old and young people who had been hit by unspeakable evil, death and destruction. Victims of the dozens of conflicting parties and their criminal games. Destroying her life, her family, livelihood and her home town. Of which there is nothing left. Nothing. It was a rainy gray day. She was in a queue to get this little and she was so very grateful. So hopeful. A little to eat to begin all over again. Her standing there, her gesture. And the media tell you that Eastern Aleppo fell, that it wasn’t liberated? Ask this girl. Grasp her gratitude for what little most of the world take for granted. And those eyes. I could not hold back tears in mine when I shot this image. Neither while I returned to process it and now writing this. • I’m a peace researcher and art photographer. The […]

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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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