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ONE PHOTO – ONE STORY

11.12.2015

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“It was a trip I had always wanted to take: the -legendary journey along the Trans Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing. For many years I’d imagined what it would be like to travel on this train through Russia, Mongolia and China, but the opportunity to do so had never presented itself. By plane it takes about eight hours, by train about eight days; this offers you a very different perspective, of course. You can cross my home country, Denmark, from top to bottom in just five hours by train, but in Russia the distances are enormous. I was curious to see if the connection between people and places would feel any different considering every tree, every house and every village I would be passing by on my way to Beijing. First of all it is a journey through time – mile by mile, crossing the former communist superpower and gradually moving closer and closer to something that was once -distant and exotic.

On this trip, romantic imagination is confronted with harsh reality; but the journey through Russia, Mongolia and China is not only a journey through history and the places you visit – the images represent just as much a journey within ourselves, an exploration of the emotional states that control us, inspire us and keep us moving forward. These are all extremely difficult to define and, in fact, the purpose of the images is not to define, but only to suggest – to tempt the viewer and inspire him/her to use the image as a mirror of his/her own inner life. This means everything that we can identify with the pictures. They represent an on-going investigation into our close relationship to the world, and, in my case, the camera is the instrument with which I try to create order, understand my surroundings and position myself in time.”


You can see the complete story in M Magazine No.3 which you can order now.
© Jacob Aue Sobol/Magnum Photos

Jacob Aue Sobol

Born in Denmark in 1976, Jacob Aue Sobol studied at the European Film College and at Fatamorgana, the Danish High School for Documentary and Artistic Photography. In collaboration with Leica, Sobol began his Arrivals and  Departures project – a journey on the Trans Siberian Railway. Aue Sobol currently lives and works in Copenhagen and is a member of the Magnum Agency.

www.auesobol.dk
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