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Jacob Aue Sobol

Born in 1976 in Copenhague
Tokyo, 2006

After studying at the European Film College, Jacob Aue Sobol enrolled in 1998 at Fatamorgana, the Danish school of documentary and art photography. There he developed the photographic language that would inform his images of Tiniteqilaaq, a settlement in eastern Greenland where he stayed in autumn 1999. For the next three years, he resided in this village in the home of his Greenlander girlfriend Sabine and her family, living the life of a fisherman and hunter. In 2004 he published Sabine, a book of photography and narrative that tells of how he met the young woman, and of their daily life on the east coast of Greenland. This book won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2005.

In summer 2005, Jacob Aue Sobol took a film crew to Guatemala to shoot a documentary about a young Maya girl’s first trip to the ocean. The following year, he returned alone to the mountains of the country, spending a month with the indigenous Gomez-Brito family to document their everyday life. This project earned him a first prize at the World Press Photo 2006 in the ‘daily life stories’ category.

Jacob Aue Sobol became a nominee at Magnum Photos in 2007.

He was presented with the 15th Leica European Publisher’s Award for Photography for his project entitled Tokyo.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Sabine, Lianzhou Fotofestival, China

2015

Veins (with Anders Petersen), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2015

Arrivals and Departures, Sète Festival of Photography, France

2015

Avec Toi, Maison du Danemark, Paris Photo

2013

Rencontre d'Arles, Arles, France

2008

Press

Jacob Aue Sobol : M-Magazine

M-Magazine, février 2015

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol

Arrivals and Departures
March 15 - May 21, 2016
I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo

Jacob Aue Sobol

I, Tokyo
March 7 - May 9, 2015

Selected Publications

12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter

Jacob Aue Sobol

12 months of winter
By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings

Jacob Aue Sobol

By the river of kings
Super Labo
Veins Veins Veins Veins Veins

Jacob Aue Sobol

Veins
Anders Petersen
I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo

Jacob Aue Sobol

I, Tokyo
Dewi Lewis Publishing, First edition (6 novembre 2008)
Sabine Sabine Sabine Sabine Sabine

Jacob Aue Sobol

Sabine
Politiken; 1st Greenlandic edition (2004)

After studying at the European Film College, Jacob Aue Sobol enrolled in 1998 at Fatamorgana, the Danish school of documentary and art photography. There he developed the photographic language that would inform his images of Tiniteqilaaq, a settlement in eastern Greenland where he stayed in autumn 1999. For the next three years, he resided in this village in the home of his Greenlander girlfriend Sabine and her family, living the life of a fisherman and hunter. In 2004 he published Sabine, a book of photography and narrative that tells of how he met the young woman, and of their daily life on the east coast of Greenland. This book won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2005.

In summer 2005, Jacob Aue Sobol took a film crew to Guatemala to shoot a documentary about a young Maya girl’s first trip to the ocean. The following year, he returned alone to the mountains of the country, spending a month with the indigenous Gomez-Brito family to document their everyday life. This project earned him a first prize at the World Press Photo 2006 in the ‘daily life stories’ category.

Jacob Aue Sobol became a nominee at Magnum Photos in 2007.

He was presented with the 15th Leica European Publisher’s Award for Photography for his project entitled Tokyo.

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures

Jacob Aue Sobol

Arrivals and Departures
March 15 - May 21, 2016
I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo

Jacob Aue Sobol

I, Tokyo
March 7 - May 9, 2015

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Sabine, Lianzhou Fotofestival, China

2015

Veins (with Anders Petersen), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2015

Arrivals and Departures, Sète Festival of Photography, France

2015

Avec Toi, Maison du Danemark, Paris Photo

2013

Rencontre d'Arles, Arles, France

2008

Selected Publications

12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter 12 months of winter

Jacob Aue Sobol

12 months of winter
By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings By the river of kings

Jacob Aue Sobol

By the river of kings
Super Labo
Veins Veins Veins Veins Veins

Jacob Aue Sobol

Veins
Anders Petersen
I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo I, Tokyo

Jacob Aue Sobol

I, Tokyo
Dewi Lewis Publishing, First edition (6 novembre 2008)
Sabine Sabine Sabine Sabine Sabine

Jacob Aue Sobol

Sabine
Politiken; 1st Greenlandic edition (2004)

Press

Jacob Aue Sobol : M-Magazine

M-Magazine, février 2015