Shortlist, Mixed Portfolio. by Jacob Ehrbahn
My portfolio is primarily a mix of pictures from two subjects I focused on throughout 2020. Even though the impact of Covid-19 is not as serious in Denmark as it is in other countries, it is still a story that affects us all. With this in mind I looked for situations that would reflect daily life in Denmark in the shadow of the pandemic.
Since spring 2015, I have covered stories of refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe. In 2020, I made trips to Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Lesbos. My book, A Dream Of Europe, will be published in spring 2021 by Dewi Lewis Publishing, and also in Danish, as Drømmen om Europa, by Gyldendal.
I also shoot a lot of portraits, sometimes using complex flash setups, but for this portfolio I picked a straight portrait shot in natural light. I particularly connect with the image of poet and filmmaker Jørgen Leth, as I think it represents him in a direct and honest way.