From 12 August until 12 September, the Latvian capital of Riga will for the first time host an exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographers Anders PetersÃ©n (Sweden) and Jacob Aue Sobol (Denmark). The exhibition called â€žVeinsâ€ will be displayed at the Latvian Academy of Art.
Alongside the exhibition the photographers will also hold artist talks, as planned by the organisers â€“ the Nordic Council of Ministersâ€™ Office in Latvia and the Danish Cultural Institute in Latvia.
The Swedish photographer and a living legend Anders Petersen (1944) is known for his ability to find a common language with complete strangers, thus creating intimate, distinct human portraits.
About his creative work Petersen says: â€œThe stuff I do is a kind of private documentary photography. It is a real challenge â€“ to be present, but maintain the distance.â€
The Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol (1976) uses camera as a tool in order to create contact, closeness and intimacy with people and random places, even if only for a short period of time. Sobol compares taking pictures with hunting: â€žRelationship that hunters establish with the surrounding nature is very important. This feeling has left a great impact on my life and workâ€.
The exhibition â€žVeinsâ€ is one of the events paving the way for the international photography festival â€žRiga Photo Month 2014â€, which will be held for the first time in 2014 in Riga during its year of European Capital of Culture.
More information about â€žRiga Photo Month 2014â€ available at: www.rigaphotomonth.com