Hunting Heart



A Special Edition, each of which is signed and numbered. The English edition is limited to 300 copies.

The edition comprises 24 double sided A6 cards presented in a specially made black box embossed with gold foil and with a magnetic fastener. The cards are 10cm x 15 cm and feature 46 images printed in tritone and four colour. 

We meet through photography. We look at each other as we look at the world. We feel the longing and the need for presence. Being close to another human being, we can reflect ourselves. Out of love, a home grows. A family. We are bound to each other forever. We are both hunting hearts in a constant search for presence, believing that despite a world in chaos, there is a place where we can love in peace.

Born in Copenhagen, Jacob Aue Sobol is member of Magnum Photos. He has published several monographs of his unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography and exhibited his work widely. His images focus on the universality of human emotion and the search for love within oftentimes harsh surroundings. He has travelled extensively, photographing in many countries including Greenland, Siberia, Thailand, Mongolia, America and China.

In the autumn of 1999 he went to live in the settlement Tiniteqilaaq on the East Coast of Greenland. Over the next three years, he lived mainly in this township with his Greenlandic girlfriend Sabine and her family, living the life of a fisherman and seal hunter but also photographing. The resulting book Sabine was published in 2004.

In the summer of 2005, Jacob traveled with a film crew to Guatemala to make a documentary about a young Mayan girl’s first journey to the ocean. The following year he returned by himself to the mountains of Guatemala, where he met the indigenous Gomez-Brito family. He stayed with them for a month to tell the story of their everyday life. The series won first prize in the Daily Life category of World Press Photo in 2006.

In 2006 he moved to Tokyo and during the next two years, he created the images for the book I, Tokyo, which was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award in 2008 and was published by Dewi Lewis. 

In 2012 he began photographing along the Trans-Siberian Railroad and spent the next five winters photographing in the remote Russian province of Yakutia for his project Road of Bones. He has ongoing projects in Denmark and in the United States.

English edition of 300 copies (Dewi Lewis Publishing)
French edition of 150 copies (Polka Gallery)
Danish edition of 150 copies (Sobol Books)

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