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Press photographer Jan Grarup opened his exhibition with artist talk

12.01.2015  16:46
On 10 January 2015, renown Danish photographer Jan Grarup was in Tallinn to open a photo exhibition of his thought-provoking portrait of the continuously extreme human conditions in Somalia and of its people, who are constantly 'Caught between war and famine'.

The exhibition, opening on Saturday 10 January at 16:00 in the foyer of Vaba Lava with the presence of Jan Grarup, was followed by artist talk with Jan Grarup in Of Different Rooms Club (Telliskivi 60a, 4th floor).

For the past 25 years, Jan Grarup (b. 1968) has photographed many of recent history’s defining human rights and conflict issues. Grarup’s work reflects his belief in photojournalism’s role as an instrument of witness and memory to incite change and the necessity of telling the stories of people who are rendered powerless to tell their own.

Jan Grarup’s photos have received many international awards, including several World Press Photo awards. He has been named Danish Press Photographer of the Year multiple times. Grarup has for years been working for Danish daily Politiken and since 2011 also for New York Times covering Africa and Middle East. During the years he has covered the events in Kashmir, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Rwanda, Kosovo, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Haiti and many other places.

Exhibition is open every day at 12-21 until 31st January 2015 in Vaba Lava foyer (Telliskivi Creative City, Telliskivi 60a / C-building, Tallinn).

The exhibition is curated by the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and organized by The Danish Cultural Institute in Riga in cooperation The Royal Danish Embassy in Estonia.

Event in Facebook.

Jan Grarup at the exhibition opening

Jan Grarup and Ambassador Søren Kelstrup

Jan Grarup giving artist talk

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