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EXHIBITION · Group Exhibition · Our Neighbors

15 March - 30 November


Group Exhibition · Our Neighbors

We need to be seen by others. Not our shiny surface. Our essence.

 In the exhibition Our Neighbors local residents from the public housing association 3B Folehaven are stylistically portrayed, framed by patterned carpets and floral backgrounds, placed unnaturally, some with an object of their own choice. Just outside the frame, 3B Folehaven’s iconic yellow bricks peek out, and what initially appeared to be a professional photo studio turns out to be a regular tripod balancing on a lawn in one of the housing association’s many courtyards. In this way, the exhibition plays with the contrast between the staged and the natural; the meeting between the curated I and the I we are at home.

The portraits are complimented by colorful photos of details from the neighborhood which encourage the viewer to zoom in and look for the beauty in their everyday life as well as in themself.

With the exhibition, the six young photographers insist that we all have something that makes us unique. It is unfamiliar, it may even be uncomfortable, but above all it is immensely refreshing.


The project

In autumn 2023, six girls between the ages of 13 and 15 from the neighborhood  Folehavekvarteret completed a basic course in photography. Through the work with the exhibition Our Neighbors, the girls have explored their artistic expression and pushed their own limits in the professional meeting with their neighbors. Subsequently, the girls have been employed in a pocket money job as Junior Photographers in which they will cover events in the neighborhood as well as the rest of Copenhagen.

The project is a collaboration between the NGO Turning Tables and the public housing social project Mit Kvarter. The primary focus is to strengthen young people’s skills, communities and self-esteem through photography and the work is based on the conviction that the Danish cultural scene is expanded and enhanced when we dare to make room for young people who normally do not find their way into the established scene.



Firdaws Amajjan · Negina Hashimi · Victoria Buch Bilevits · Sumaya Abdirahman Muhamed · Sahra Abdirahman Muhamed · Saliha Akdag Roesen


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15 March
30 November
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Our Neighbors · Mit Kvarter
Kirsebærhaven 23
2500 Valby, Danmark
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