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Photographer: Jacob Aue Sobol
Publisher: Super Labo
Publication date: 2016
The latest book by Jacob Aue Sobol is a tribute to his father who died when he was 20 years old. Printed on Jacobs 40th birthday it is a compilation of all the projects that he has made and that his father never got to see. If you buy one book from Jacob this should be it. It has key images from all of his work including the yet unpublished projects Home, Road Of Bones and America as well as Sabine, The Gomez Brito Family, Arrivals and Departures, By the River of Kings and I, Tokyo Artist’s website. When Jacob Aue Sobol was 20 years old his father was killed in an accident, aged just 40. As Jacob turned 40 himself, he began to reflect on the body of work he had created over the past 20 years that his father never got to see. …“ His book, With And Without You, is a deeply personal reflection on the past 20 years, and is dedicated to his father. …The book touches on important cornerstones of the photographer’s life, from falling in love to his travels across Bangkok, Tokyo and Guatemala, … to more recent work in Copenhagen, America and Siberia. “But no matter where I am in the world, it is not a surprise that my work returns to well-known themes and emotions,” says Sobol. “It’s all about humanity, about sharing something with the people I meet, in an attempt not only to be a voyeur, but to take part in life – even when I am taking pictures of it.” “I am quite certain that losing my father – in a horrific accident when I was twenty years old – was perhaps the primary reason that I started searching for a way to vent all the emotions that had built up inside me. As soon as I realized that photography was not only about the subject being portrayed, but also about the photographer’s own relation to the world and his surroundings, I found myself with a constant need to create images – to put them out there, and allow others an opportunity to see their own reflection in my work.”--The eye of photography.
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