PHOTO

EXHIBITIONS

Over the years I've done exhibitions in both Greenland, Denmark and abroad.

  

Click on the large images to see images from the exhibitions!

ARTICO - ultima frontier

Exhibition of Arctic images in Venice, Italy - 2017

The photo exhibition ”ARTICO” shows images from three artists 

The exhibition ”CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW!” shows through expressive black and white large-size photos how climate changes affects traditional Greenlandic lifestyle. In Greenland, climate change is real and every year locals experience fundamental changes in the surrounding environment. The project is first and foremost a visual presentation of everyday life and nature in Greenland. High-contrast monochrome images display the local inhabitants’ connection – and dependency – of a vulnerable arctic environment.  

LEICA Q GOES TO GREENLAND

Mini exhibition at The Leica Store in Copenhagen - July-August 2017

Just before my latest trip to Scoresbysund (East Greenland) in March/April 2017 I bought a Leica Q (typ. 116). The Leica Q is normally categorized as a “compact camera” – and I feel like adding: “Yes – a compact camera on steroids”. I proud to exhibit 10 images from my Scoresbysund trip shot with "The Q" at The Leica Store, Frederiksberg Allé 47, Copenhagen, Denmark.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW!

Outdoor large-scale exhibition in the streets of Copenhagen - 2017

The photo exhibition ”CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW!” is the decoration of the fence surrounding the METRO building site at Trianglen, Østerbro in Copenhagen. The exhibit will run from June 1 and thought 2017.

The exhibition ”CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW!” shows through expressive black and white large-size photos how climate changes affects traditional Greenlandic lifestyle. In Greenland, climate change is real and every year locals experience fundamental changes in the surrounding environment. The project is first and foremost a visual presentation of everyday life and nature in Greenland. High-contrast monochrome images display the local inhabitants’ connection – and dependency – of a vulnerable arctic environment.  

LIFE AT THE EDGE

LIFE AT THE EDGE is both a published book and a photo exhibition.. Through Carsten Egevang’s evocative, high-quality black-and-white photographs we get a rare glimpse of the daily existence and living conditions for the inhabitants of one of Greenland’s most isolated towns, where a traditional lifestyle centred on hunting still dominates.   

 

The people of Scoresbysund truly live their lives at the edge. The town comprises the outer limits of human habitation in the sparsely populated regions of north-eastern Greenland. The nearest inhabited area lies 800 kilometres to the south, and north of Scoresbysund is the world’s largest national park. The people of the isolated Scoresbysund also live perilously close to the edge of a subsistence minimum. Supplies from the rest of the world are scanty and hunt is more important here than elsewhere in Greenland. The people of Scoresbysund live at the edge in yet another, quite literal sense: the ice edge. At the mouth of the world’s largest fiord, Scoresby Sund, the ice edge is present six months per year. This transition zone between the solid ice and open waters is of enormous biological significance and constitutes the basis for the area’s wildlife.

 

LIFE AT THE EDGE was published as book in 2012 and the photo exhibition traveled in Denmark and Greenland between 2013 and 2016.

GRENLANDIA

Exhibition in Warsaw, Szczecin and Katowice in Poland - 2014

On 14 March a new exhibition on Greenland opens in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition is entitled GRENLANDIA - the Polish name for Greenland – by Greenland photographer Carsten Egevang. Friday night at 19 is there a private view in the exhibition, where Carsten Egevang is present in Warsaw, and lectures on Greenland, and his work as a photographer.

 

"The level of knowledge about Greenland in Poland is generally very low," says Boguslawa Sochanska director of the Danish Cultural Institute in Warsaw. "Greenland is a strange and unknown to most Poles. Originally it was Carsten Egevang beautiful scenery pictures started as inspiration for the cultural project. Today we have put together a program that in addition to disseminate Greenland's stunning scenery, also shows a Greenland that combines ancient cultural traditions with modern technology, which face environmental challenges, "continues Boguslawa Sochanska.

 

"I see it as a bit of an honor to just my photos are allowed to be presented to a larger audience outside Greenland and Denmark's borders " says photographer Carsten Egevang. "I have over the past two decades because of my job as a biologist, traveled to some of the most remote areas of Greenland, and has spent long periods in the field. Through my pictures I want to share and pass on some of my fantastic experiences of nature. I hope that Poland's population gain a better insight into conditions in Greenland, its people and nature", says Carsten Egevang.

SULUK

COLONY is a portfolio by Greenland photographer Carsten Egevang from the Thule area. The image series shows colonial-nesting seabirds in the harsh environment, which occurs in this northern part of Greenland.   

 

"My intention with the pictures in COLONY is to show the rich birdlife found in northern part of Greenland - a world few people have the opportunity to experience. The images in the series are taken when I participated in the biological field work, where I usually spent longer periods of time at the same location. This means that I have had time and opportunity to experiment with my camera - with some different nature photos as a result." says Carsten Egevang.

 

The Thule area has the richest birdlife in Greenland, and where most of the country's other bird populations generally undergo a decline, the Thule populations seems to be stable. The Thule area is very sparsely populated and despite the fact that traditional hunting remains widespread the human impact on bird populations is minimal.

 

The main explanation for the rich birdlife is found elsewhere. Despite its northerly position far to the north, the Thule area is extremely biologically productive. In the early summer months, a true explosion of life takes place - starting as a bloom of small diatoms, which propagates up the food chain. This abundance of food forms the foundation of the rich bird populations in the Thule area, which in a short, intense period using the area during the breeding season.

 

TIMMIAQ

fAAr 2450 is a new series of photos from Carsten Egevang with sheep in focus. The photo project consists of 35 black and white photos that in different or surprising ways portrays some of the most urban sheep in Denmark. 

 

In 2014 I became a sheep owner - a little by accident. I signed up for a sheep's guilds, whose purpose is to take care of 30 sheep close to Copenhagen. I must admit that I found it difficult to see the purpose of the newly acquired title - it was not just because I think the lack of things to do in my daily life. But over the past year, I still come to love the curly-haired creatures, and which has resulted in the photography project "fAAr 2450 ".

 

I've always been of the opinion that the sheep must have been at the back of the queue when animal brains was awarded. I 'm sorry to say that the many hours spent with the sheep, has not really altered that perception. I think that it is in their eyes! If you look a sheep in the eyes is one damn doubts whether there is activity on the other side. However, I have benefited greatly from animals in the sheepfold, located few hundred meters from where I used to live. My almost daily trips have meant a welcome break from the work in front of computer screen, and in the same way sheep have served as a meaningful destination for my boys 11 and 15 years, who also spend far too many hours in front of a screen. The sheep also acts as a consumer of old bread and vegetables due date in the household, and so has the slaughtering of animals means tasty meat for stews and sausage.

Carsten Egevang Photography

Ahornsgade 22, 2 th.

DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Email: contact@carstenegevang.com

Phone: +45 20788099

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