Happy to be part of Hasselblad Foundations – photobook exhibition with the book “Refuge”

Publicerat – Fotoboken i Sverige, at Hasselblad Center 24 feb – 6 may, 2018.

The exhibition contains 200 titles and the selection is based on three themes: the Society, the ego and the Picture. The concepts reflect overall issues that play a major part in photography, and the boundaries collect books that treat and shape the specific topics and perspectives. The photo book is both visual and tactile. Instead of showing the books in displays, published an open exhibition where visitors can browse freely, look in and read the published books.

About the exhibition: short video with curator Niclas Östlind

Guest speaker at Doc lounge Helsingborg

Doc Lounge-Gäst Olof Jarlbro

An exclusive depiction of the minds of war photographers -modern heroes who daily face the perishability of life and feed on death. The year is 1999. For the young Georgian Alex Kvatashidze, the war in Chechnya seems far away. This until he falls in love with a French photographer and only days after they meet, decide to accompany her to the war-torn Delegate. Immediately the dream of becoming a war reporter arises, something he unfortunately never succeeds in. On the other hand, he is given insights into their world for 13 years and depicts how occupational life affected them. “Why do you go to war if you do not need?” – may be one of the top questions the director Alex is trying to answer.

On the spot after the film, we have the warphotographer and Helsingborgare Olof Jarlbro, whose report has been seen in everything from “Esquire” to “Arbetaren” and who went illegally across the border to Syria to document the war.

6th sep.17.00 The doors and the bar open18.00 See You in Chechnya19.15 Olof Jarlbro LOCATION: The Tivoli, Copenhagen Island 1, HelsingborgENTRÉ: 70 SEK (60 SEK pre-purchase, 50 SEK / Stampus and AW-company)

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Photobook festival in the city of Chandigarh

India’s first photobooks festival “Kitab“concluded its second edition in the beautiful city of Chandigarh which is known for its architecture and green spaces. It’s great to be part of this unique event with my two latest books Syria the War Within and Refuge. I guess one of the beauties with photobooks they do connect people from all over the world…

The Kitab- India’s First Photobook Festival (2nd edition) Chandigarh from 9-11 August 2017 presenting 7 beautiful photobook exhibitions.

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Reportage in Esquire

Reportage about Illegal gold mines in the Philippines.

A few hours’ drive south of Manila is the Gold town Paracale. A city which are associated with its mines for most of its inhabitants. Over 80% of the population in the city works somehow within the mining industry, and so it has been for decades….

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Reportage in Uppdrag Mission #4 2017

Reportage about Europa’s forgotten war in Ukraine.

“At the beginning of May 2017 the final at the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Kiev, a song contest seen by 204 million people around the world. At the same time in the same country there is an ongoing war that forced more than a million people to flee and several million in need for humanitarian aid…”

Reportage about Europa’s forgotten war in Ukraine. Text and photo Olof Jarlbro

 

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