Jacob Aue Sobol’s Arrivals and Departures series goes on show today in Polka Galerie in Paris. The images exhibited are a documentation of the Danish artist’s journey on the Trans-Siberian express in 2012. Along the 10,000 km trip between Moscow and Beijing, Aue Sobol photographed passengers on the train and passing landscapes: Russian forests, Mongolian deserts and Chinese mountains. “The legendary Trans-Siberian is a journey I’ve always wanted to make. I was born in Denmark, a country you can cross in five hours. But Russia is something else, it is a huge country!“ says Aue Sobol.
Born in 1976 in Copenhagen, Sobol was admitted in 1998 to Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography. There he developed a personal photograpic style which later informed his photographs of Tiilerilaaq, a settlement on the east coast of Greenland where he lived between 1999 and 2002. In 2007 Aue Sobol became a nominee of Magnum Photos.
The exhibition runs at Polka Galerie from 11 March to 21 May 2016.
See portraits from Arrival and Departures featured at The Calvert Journal here.