Andreas Olesen

Solo artist 2016

Andreas Olesen

Estate

‘Estate’ is a photographic series while also being an exercise in the photographic process itself. Andreas Olsen’s came into possession of a series of negatives which appeared to be a Danish family on holiday at some point around WWII. While he was on holiday in northern Italy, Olsen put the negatives to use, as he attempted to bring the past and present together in a single image.

By shooting the negatives on slide film and then enlarging this positive in the darkroom, the resulting picture is in negative of real life. The sky becoming dark, shadows becoming highlights, creating a somewhat classical aesthetic. But the negative in the image is also reversed, resulting in a positive image. showing the present as reversed and in a way nullified,  the past returns to the forefront, becoming the focus. There is zero digital manipulation of the images. 

BIOGRAPHY

Andreas Olesen (b. 1981 San Francisco) was chosen from an open call for a solo exhibit at Copenhagen Photo Festival with ‘Estate’. He was educated at ‘The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’ and received grants from ‘LensCulture Emerging Talent’, ‘Production of works Grant, Danish arts Council’ and ‘Danish Arts Council Intercultural Mentor Program’


Lars Just

Solo artist 2016

LARS JUST

Voices from the cold

‘Voices from the Cold’ explores ‘Orpigaq’ an orphanage for young Greenlanders in the valley of ‘Kangerlussuaq’, these young people all through life have been let down by those who were supposed to protect them. Perpetuating a circle of crime, drugs, self-harm, violence and sexual abuse. They are young people who our society has failed, the orphanage their last hope and often the last stop before jail. 

In the portrait series you meet ‘Louis, Krisitian, Nuunu, Suulut, Inuuteq and Aima. Each of them are presented with their own portrait and asked what they think when they look at themselves. This project is to bring light to the conditions of vulnerable children in greenland.

BIOGRAPHY

Lars Just (b. 1980) 2016 exhibit ‘Voices from The Cold’ was selected through the open call by the programme committee to be part of Copenhagen Photo Festivals: Photo City. Lars Just is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, he was born and raised in Greenland. A graduated photojournalist from The Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2014, he worked at the Danish daily Politiken as part of his education. Just’s awards include a Pictures of The Year International, a PDN Photo Annual, two nominations for the Visual Kravling Prize and a CPOY Portfolio Award.