Sven Jacobsen

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SVEN JACOBSEN
PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR

BORN IN 1969
1997 EXAM IN ARCHITECTURE
1999 FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
2000 FIRST SON JESSE
2002 SECOND SON LUI
2007 THIRD SON CARLI
2012 FOURTH SON JIM


Sven Jacobsen's photography is distinguished by a strong draw back to more simplicity and awareness.
It is a radical demand to preserve genuine truth in an over-engineered world, which he strives to capture in his pictures.
He tries to find bliss in the simplest things and aesthetics of the moment, in order to render a mood visible.
He is mostly concerned with emotionality, lightness and authenticity.
For him it is important finding the essence of things, going back to ones roots, back home, embracing imperfections and spreading warmth and truth.
This is what he portrays in his emotional and warm picture language, which defies the modern day need for perfection.
His images are something of an homage to a world that is very close and beckons daily and the loveliness that can be found in it.

EXHIBITIONS

2016 Single Exhibition "africa", Pitti Immagine 2016 Firenze
2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014,Nat.Portrait Gallery London
2012 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012, Nat.Portrait Gallery London
2012 Voies Off, Arles France
2010 Single Exhibition `Thats A Piece Of Cake` Play, Hamburg
2010 Slideluckshow Mmx, Berlin
2007 Slideluckshow Sand Box Studios,New York City
2005 Single Exhibition Disco Gallery Scorpion,Hamburg
2004 Single Exhibition `Safari` Aplanat Gallery,Hamburg
2003 Canon Profashional Award,Cologne,Munich,Berlin
2002 John Kobal Award,National Portrait Gallery London
2002 Bff Exhibition Photokina Cologne
2001 John Kobal Award,National Portrait Gallery London
2001 Reinhart Wolf Preis 2001,Hamburg and Berlin
2000 Bff Exhibition Photokina Cologne
1999 Kodak Portrait Award_2 Price
1998 Single Exhibition `Heine`Hamburg

BOOKPROJECTS

2012 Back To Mama, 272 Pages 300x240mm Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg - Berlin
2008 I Love, 144 Pages, 113 Images,Size 300 X 210mm
2007 Artbuyer Germany 2008, 320 Pages,Size 240 X 300mm Seltmann Und Soehne Verlag Berlin
2004 Safari, 120 Pages, B/W Portraits,Size 210 X 250mm
2002 Schoen, 120 Pages, 85 Images,Size 210 X 270 mm