Jens Juul won the 2013 Sony World Photography Award, in the Portrait category, for his Six Degrees of Copenhagen series, where he photographed portraits of people he did not know. He approached his photo models on the street, in supermarkets and at public events.
When the people agreed to be photographed within their own homes, Juul then allowed them, after the photo shoot, to recommend further models from around their neighbourhoods. In this manner, the photographer gained access to all kinds of people whom he would otherwise never have met.
The title of the work is based on the theory of six degrees of separation between people. Juul already began working on this series in 2004 and, since then, has photographed a multi-faceted cross section of the inhabitants of Copenhagen.
The exhibition at the Banja Rathnov Gallery in Copenhagen runs from March 14 to April 19. Some of the pictures were taken with a Leica Monochrom. For his newest project, Jens Juul is working with a camera from the LFI loan pool.
Further information at: Banja Rathnov