In “The Shadow’s Wandering”, Per Bak Jensen has collected 59 new photographs from his travels in a world where “everything seems to be disappearing and at the same time in wondrous ways in the process of being born again”, as he states in the book.
The editor and former publisher at Gyldendal, Johannes Riis, writes: “At first glance, it is a strict and relentless world, Per Bak Jensen invites us into; but it is rich and diverse behind the calculated and the measured, it contains its own unfathomable beauty. It is not a beauty that is conjured up by light and cheap tricks, it emerges from a special gaze on the world, a gaze that shuns the conventional, the banal, takes shortcuts and procrastinates. It arises from an ability to select, focus and concentrate. These are not pictures that provide the answer to it all. The world that Per Bak Jensen invites us into is eye-opening and original.”
In connection with the publication, ‘Louisiana Channel’ has arranged a conversation between Per Bak Jensen and journalist Marc-Christoph Wagner, focusing on Per Bak Jensen’s artistic practice and photography as a medium.
Per Bak Jensen (b. 1949) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1980-86. He was an associate professor of photography at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1986-2009. His works have previously been showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Louisiana near Copenhagen.