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Henrik Saxgren

Henrik Saxgren is a Danish photographer renowned for his compelling and deeply nuanced visual narratives.

Henrik Saxgren was born in Randers, Denmark. After completing high school in 1970, he earned a certificate as an advertising photographer in 1974.

In 1979, Saxgren co-founded '2Maj,' a collective of socially motivated documentarians. From 1985 to 1991, he served as the photo editor for the magazine Press, showcasing his commitment to socially relevant storytelling through the lens.

A pivotal moment in his career came after extensive travels in Central America in 2000, leading to the publication of Solomon's House, a photographic exploration of post-revolutionary Nicaragua.

Saxgren's artistic trajectory witnessed a significant shift in style as he transitioned from black and white to arranged compositions in colour. The publication of War and Love — Immigration of the North in 2006 marked this stylistic transformation, offering a poignant portrayal of immigrant life in Scandinavia.

His subsequent works, such as Unintended Sculptures (2009) and Bus from Baghdad (2012), continued to captivate audiences with their profound reflections on the coexistence of nature and culture and the multicultural fabric of contemporary society.

As part of the 'Denmark in Transition' project from 2008–2009, Saxgren contributed to the book 'From where we stand 1–3' (2010), showcasing his commitment to documenting the evolving Danish landscape. He has exhibited widely, including notable venues like the AroS Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Photography, the Skagen Museum, Noorderlight Photography Gallery in the Netherlands, and Paris Photo.

Noteworthy solo exhibitions, such as Beyond the Rush (2014) and Solomon's House (2014), have further solidified Saxgren's place in the contemporary photographic scene.

Through his lens, he captures the essence of humanity and social change, winning the Martin Andersen Nexø Prize in 2006 and numerous grants from prestigious foundations.

Henrik Saxgren's evocative photographs, characterized by aesthetic simplicity and meticulous storytelling, transcend the visual realm to convey profound human truths and destinies.

Photo credit: henriksaxgren.com
masa pakai: 1 April 1953 sekarang

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I want to wake beneath a sky that is grey and miserable, but which creates a space of colossal dimensions in a second, when the light comes ashore.
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I want to wake beneath a sky that is grey and miserable, but which creates a space of colossal dimensions in a second, when the light comes ashore.
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A horizon is what I want, and I want solitude. Healthy solitude, and I want intimacy, true intimacy. I no longer want to be anyone but myself.
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