Their home is an abandoned train track that runs through a Bangkok slum. Since their parents don’t earn enough to feed their families, the children of Sukhumvit also have to work. For example by begging, selling flowers to tourists or as helpers in cockfights. Bangkok’s economy has rapidly grown in the last years, but as a consequence the gap between rich and poor has also increased rapidly. Although most children here attend school, they don’t grow up as carefree as they should. Leisure time, playing and relaxing are privileges around here that are reserved only for the children of the wealthy.

Curriculum Vitae: Jacob Aue Sobol

UNICEF Foto des Jahres: Jacob Aue Sobol

© Jacob Aue Sobol





Born 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark

1998-2000 Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art Photography
1997-1998 The European Film College

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 Sabine & I,Tokyo, Yossi Milo Gallery, NY
2008 I, Tokyo, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2007 Sabine, Silo Gallery, Porto, Portugal
2007 Sabine, Month of Photography, Krakow, Poland
2007 Sabine, Gallery Sztuki, Konin, Poland
2006 Sabine, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2006 Sabine, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2004 Sabine, Superdanish, Festival of Danish Art, Toronto, Canada
2004 Sabine, Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibitions:
2009 Ulsan International Fotofestival, Ulsan, Korea
2009 Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
2008 Unseen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
2008 Discovery of Fotofest 2006, Fotofest, Houston, USA
2007 One shot each, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2007 Contemporary Danish Photography, Fotofest, Houston, USA
2006 Closed Eyes, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2006 37 seconds, The BBC big screen, the Liverpool Biennial/The BBC
2005 Contemporary Danish Photography, Faulconer Galleri, Grinnell, USA
2003 Odense photo triennale, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2001 Greenland in pictures, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen
2000 Sons and lovers, Galleri Bossky, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 I, Tokyo, Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Edition Braus (Germany), Lunwerg Editores (Spain), Mets & Schilt (The Netherlands) and Peliti Associati (Italy)
2004 Sabine, Politikens Forlag, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards & Grants:
2009 The Danish Arts Foundation
2008 Leica European Publishers Award, The Danish Arts Foundation,
2008 The Toyota Foundation, Nominated, Paul Huf Award
2006 World Press Photo 1st prize, Daily Life Stories
2004 The Danish Contemporary Art Foundation:The Visual Arts Centre,
2004 BG-foundation, The Copenhagen Visual Art Department, King Christian



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