February is coming to a close which means the European Month of Photography (EMOP) is about to begin! The BBA Gallery proudly presents Jens Juul’s solo exhibition ‘Six Degrees of Copenhagen’. As the winner of the 2021 BBA Photography Prize, Jens Juul is an internationally acclaimed photographer known for his signature black and white portraiture style.
‘Six Degrees of Copenhagen’ is based on the six degrees of separation theory which states that no two people are more than six social connections apart. The exhibition, kindly sponsored by MPB, centres on this idea, as each protagonist was referred by a previous one. The portraits are intimate and vulnerable, revealing the connectedness of the human experience.
‘Six Degrees of Copenhagen’ is an ongoing series that winner of the 2021 BBA Photography Prize, Jens Juul, has been developing for 10 years. Part documentation, part social examination, and part artistic portraiture, the harsh and unrelenting photographs highlight the beauty of the human condition by bringing the viewer into close acquaintance with the private lives of strangers, Jens Juul’s first solo exhibition in Berlin is part of the 10th European Month of Photography. EMOP generates visibility for photographers in Berlin, the EU, and globally.
The ongoing series is inspired by the six degrees of separation theory that states people are no more than six social connections apart. Jens Juul asks the strangers he photographs to recommend a friend, thus passing the baton. ‘Six Degrees of Copenhagen’ breaks social boundaries in two significant ways: when Juul approaches a stranger to ask whether he can photograph them, and when, in the private sphere of the individual’s home, he captures a singular vulnerable moment. Jens Juul’s portraits are a beautiful reminder of our shared humanity and are encapsulated in his new book.
About Jens Juul
Jens Juul (*1963, Denmark) has garnered international attention for his fervent style of portrait photography. He has won multiple international awards including the Magnum Photography Awards, the Sony World Photography Award in the portrait category, International Photographer of the Year, and the 2021 BBA Photography Prize.
In further support, MPB, the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video gear, is the proud main sponsor of Jens Juul’s exhibition „Six Degrees of Copenhagen“. A unique series in which he breaks down barriers among strangers and connects people in a sustainable and intimate way.
Jens Juul’s new book highlighting this decade long project will also be available at the exhibition and soon on our online store. Join us for the opening night this Friday and witness this powerful series for yourself.