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New Photo Exhibition at Hamburg Fair Halls “Personal Icons”
 
From June 1 until December 20, 2018, the outside walls of the Hamburg fair halls will again be the city’s longest art gallery, right in the heart of Hamburg. Anyone walking past the glass facade of the exhibition hall along Karolinenstrasse, whether by day or by night, will be able to view the Sven Jacobsen photo exhibition “Personal Icons”. In his show, which is part of this year's triennial series, Sven Jacobsen will present 40 large-format portraits. This selection of photos is part of a larger, ongoing series begun in 2011 in which Jacobsen captures unique personalities. People who stick out because, rather than conforming to popular standards, they exhibit an entirely personal interpretation of themselves. They all seem to be uninfluenced by contemporary trends and ideals."We arrange our photo exhibition along the walls of the fair hall as a contribution to urban culture in the public space," says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. "Instead of a long glass façade, people see a public art gallery inviting them to pause, contemplate and enjoy."
 
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SVEN JACOBSEN
BORN IN 1969
1997 EXAM IN ARCHITECTURE
1999 VISUAL ARTIST
 
  
Sven Jacobsen´s photography is distinguished by a strong draw back to more simplicity and awareness.
It is a radical demand to preserve genuine truth in an over-engineered world, which he strives to capture in his pictures. 
He tries to find bliss in the simplest things and aesthetics of the moment, , in order to render a mood visible.
he is mostly concerned with emotionality, lightness and authenticity.
For him it is important finding the essence of things, going back to ones roots, back home, embracing imperfections and spreading warmth and truth.
This is what he portrays in his emotional and warm picture language, which defies the modern day need for perfection.
His images are something of an homage to a world that is very close and beckons daily and the loveliness that can be found in it.
 
Exhibitions
2018         Single Exhibition `personal icons`, Galerie im öffentl. Raum Messe hh, Hamburg
2016         Single Exhibition `africa`, pitti immagine 2016 Firenze
2014         Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014,Nat.Portrait Gallery London
2012         Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012,Nat.Portrait Gallery London
2012         Voies Off, Arles France
2010          Single Exh.`Thats A Piece Of Cake` Play,Hamburg
2010          „Slideluckshow“  Mmx, Berlin
2007          „Slideluckshow“  Sand Box Studios,New York City
2005          Single Exh. ´Disco` Gallery Scorpion,Hamburg
2004          Single Exh. ´Safari` Aplanat Gallery,Hamburg
2003          Canon Profashional Award,Cologne,Munich,Berlin
2002          John Kobal Award,National Portrait Gallery London
2002          Bff Exhibition Photokina Cologne
2001          John Kobal Award,National Portrait Gallery London
2001          Reinhart Wolf Preis 2001,Hamburg And Berlin
2000          Bff Exhibition Photokina Cologne
1999          Kodak Portrait Award_2 Price
1998          Single Exhibition `Heine`Hamburg
 
 
Bookprojects
2018          Personal Icons, 96 Pages 300x300mm  Seltmann Und Söhne Verlag Berlin
2012         Back To Mama, 272 Pages 300x240mm  Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg / Berlin
2008         I Love, 144 Pages, 113 Images,Size 300 X 210mm
2007         Artbuyer Germany 2008, 320 Pages,Size 240 X 300mm  Seltmann Und Söhne Verlag Berlin
2004         Safari, 120 Pages, B/W Portraits,Size 210 X 250mm
2002          Schön, 120 Pages, 85 Images,Size 210 X 270 mm
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Sven Jacobsen
Back to Mama

Auf dem Cover von Back to Mama lächelt eine junge, hübsche Frau im 50er-Jahre-Look erwartungsvoll der Zukunft entgegen. Wie es weiterging, verraten die 129 folgenden Bilder, Momentaufnahmen aus dem Leben ihres Sohnes, des Fotografen Sven Jacobsen.
"Back to Mama" ist das persönliche Dokument Jacobsens, das die emotionale Kluft zwischen Familienleben und Einsamkeit, zwischen leben- diger und stiller Liebe beschreibt. Gleichwohl spiegeln seine Bilder den universellen Wunsch nach Glück an den einfachen Dingen und dem Wesentlichen im Leben. »Es sind alles warme, emotionale und zeitlose Bilder, die zuviel Perfektion trotzen – eine Hommage an das Leben und dessen Liebenswürdigkeit« (Sven Jacobsen)
Sven Jacobsen (*1969 in Kiel) arbeitet seit 1999 als freier Fotograf für namhafte nationale und internationale Agenturen und Magazine wie Geo, SZ Magazin, Stern, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Guardian Magazine. Seine Arbeiten wurden unter anderem mit dem John Kobal Award und dem Reinhart Wolf Preis ausgezeichnet und in zahlreichen Ausstellungen gezeigt, unter anderem in der National Portrait Gallery London. "Back to Mama" ist sein fünftes Buch.


Leineneinband mit Goldprägung und Titelschild
24 x 30 cm
272 Seiten
129 Farbabb.
Englisch
Lieferbar
ISBN 978-3-86828-263-4
48 Euro
2011

Sven Jacobsen
Back to Mama

On the cover of "Back to Mama", a pretty young woman dressed in 1950s style looks expectantly toward the future with a broad smile. How things turned out is revealed in the 129 pictures that follow, snapshots from the life of her son, photographer Sven Jacobsen.
"Back to Mama" is Jacobsen’s personal documentary describing the emo- tional divide between family life and loneliness, between animated and quiet love. At the same time, his images reflect how the universal striving for happiness is expressed in both the simplest and the most important things in life. »These images are warm and filled with emotion and brave the perfectionism of our time. They pay hommage to life and its lovableness«. (Sven Jacobsen)
Sven Jacobsen (b. 1969 in Kiel, Germany) has been working since 1999 as a freelance photographer for renowned national and international agencies and magazines, such as Geo, SZ Magazin, Stern, Rolling Stone Magazine and The Guardian Magazine. His works have received distinctions including the John Kobal Award and the Reinhart Wolf Prize and have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London. "Back to Mama" is his fifth book.


Hardcover
24 x 30 cm
272 pages
129 color ills.
English
available
ISBN 978-3-86828-263-4
48 Euro
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