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Ansigt til ansigt by Jørgen Schytte – at Banja Rathnov Galleri og Clausens Kunsthandel

22. May 2021 @ 12:00 - 26. June 2021 @ 17:00

Ansigt til Ansigt

In battle and love – a retrospective exhibition by photographer Jørgen Schytte

The human is at the center of Jørgen Schytte’s works and therefore he is one of the last great humanistic photographers in Denmark from the time of the darkroom.

Together with Jesper Høm, Gregers Nielsen, Lilian Bolvinkel and Ole Brask, he was a key member of the photo group Delta, which was pioneering the Danish photo scene in the 1960s. The group was a Danish counterpart to, and inspired by, the French photo agency Magnum, which Henri Cartier-Bresson started in Paris. During the time around Delta, Jørgen Schytte made a number of strong portraits of Danish industrial workers and reports from the hippie culture of the time, youth uprisings and protest demonstrations.

As a reportage photographer and documentary filmmaker, Jørgen Schytte depicts the changes in society. Among other things, he has collaborated with several significant artists to document some of the most important and formative happenings of the time. It was Jørgen Schytte who took the now iconic photographs of Bjørn Nørgaard and Lene Adler Petersen’s famous and infamous horse slaughter in 1970. During the epoch-making period, he was one of the first to publish a large number of photographic children’s books, which today stand as testament to a time when children came to the center of attention and were respected in a way they had never been before. Part of the exhibition also shows his large production of educational, photographic children’s books.

His interest in the transformative forces of popular movements is also rooted in his acclaimed book, Revolution is Love, from 80s Nicaragua, which testifies to the revolutionary ideas of the time. Thoughts that are today again emerging among a new generation of young people make Jørgen Schytte’s descriptions relevant again.



Wednesday-Friday 12-17

Saturday 11-15


22. May 2021 @ 12:00
26. June 2021 @ 17:00
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Jørgen Schytte


Banja Rathnov Galleri og Clausens Kunsthandel
Studiestræde 14, 1. sal,
København, 1455 Danmark
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