Aarhus Portraits exhibition at Dokk1

Thursday the 1st of September, our ten international Photo I students went out into the city of Aarhus to portray its citizens. The students worked from Aarhus Public Library, Dokk1, where the public could follow the students’ selection and post production work. Friday the 2nd of September, an exhibition with almost 50 of the students’ Aarhus Portraits opened at Dokk1. The exhibition can be seen untill the 13th of September.

Photo I students celebrating their exhibition at Dokk1 Friday the 2nd of September – only the second week of their study at DMJX. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

The ten international students behind the exhibition are:
Ahmed Abd El-Gawad (Egypt)
Hilma Toivonen (Finland)
Juha-Pekka Huotari (Finland)
Sindre Deschington (Norway)
Finn Winkler (Germany)
Nuria Megias Sanz (Spain)
Mehbuba Mahzabeen Hasan (Bangladesh)
Biayna Mahari (Armenia)
Gabriella Broekema (USA)
Sonja Smalian (Germany)

Pictures from the two-days workshop at Dokk1, Aarhus:

Gabi Broekema (US), Finn Winkler (Germany), Biayna Mahari (Armenia) and Hilma Toivonen (Finland) working on and discussing their portraits at Dokk1. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Sonja Smalian (Germany) photographing and interviewing an Aarhus citizen.
Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Morten Lau Nielsen (left) from Fotografisk Værksted Ry working on the exhibition layout, while Mads Greve is assisting Juha-Pekka Huotari (Finland) with his selection. All exhibition prints were made by Morten Lau Nielsen Thursday evening, so the prints were ready for Friday’s exhibition. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

From left Ahmed Abd El-Gawad (Egypt), Finn Winkler (Germany), Sindre Deschington (Norway), Nuria Megias Sanz (Spain) and Sonja Smalian (Germany) discussing which portraits should hang together at the exhibition. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Gabi Broekema (USA) and Nuria Megias Sanz (Spain) hanging the pictures straight.
Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Biayna Mahari (Armenia) and Hilma Toivonen (Finland) fitting the exhibition prints to the board. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Last image is up and Aarhus Portraits are ready for the opening. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Exhibition opening Friday the 2nd of September at Dokk1. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Around 50 guest visited the opening of the exhibition Aarhus Portraits. The exhibition is on display at Dokk1 till the 13th of September. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

An exhibition guest reading the interview of one of the portrayed people.
Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Photo I students together with teachers Mads Greve and Søren Pagter at the exhibition.
Photo: Tobias Stidsen