Coinciding with an exhibition of the same name at the Art Academy of Latvia and Riga Photo Month, Dewi Lewis Publishing presentsVEINS, the collaboration of two of Scandinavia’s most skilled photographic artists, Anders Petersen and Jacob Aue Sobol.
Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Petersen is best known for his penetrating human portraits including his 1978 release documenting Café Lehmitz, photographing faces on the fringes of society, from the standard bar propping alcoholics to pimps, prostitutes and transexuals, the images piercing intimacy reminiscent of photographer Brassai or Degas’ L’absinthe; “It is a real challenge,” he says of his private documentary work, “to be present, but maintain the distance.”
The volume sees Petersen’s collaboration with Copenhagen based Sobol, known primarily for his intensely immersive doumentary; his release Sabine saw the photographer spend three years in a small settlement on the east coast of Greenland where he documented the lives of his then girlfriend and her family, living the life of a fisherman and hunter.
VEINS is released on Monday, October 7th
Anders Petersen – Café Lehmitz
Jacob Aue Sobol – Sabine & I, Tokyo