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Trans-Siberian photography exhibition opens in Paris

Trans-Siberian photography exhibition opens in Paris
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2012

10 March 2016

Jacob Aue Sobol’s Arrivals and Departures series goes on show today in Polka Galerie in Paris. The images exhibited are a documentation of the Danish artist’s journey on the Trans-Siberian express in 2012. Along the 10,000 km trip between Moscow and Beijing, Aue Sobol photographed passengers on the train and passing landscapes: Russian forests, Mongolian deserts and Chinese mountains. “The legendary Trans-Siberian is a journey I’ve always wanted to make. I was born in Denmark, a country you can cross in five hours. But Russia is something else, it is a huge country!“ says Aue Sobol.

Born in 1976 in Copenhagen, Sobol was admitted in 1998 to Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography. There he developed a personal photograpic style which later informed his photographs of Tiilerilaaq, a settlement on the east coast of Greenland where he lived between 1999 and 2002. In 2007 Aue Sobol became a nominee of Magnum Photos.

The exhibition runs at Polka Galerie from 11 March to 21 May 2016.

See portraits from Arrival and Departures featured at The Calvert Journal here.