Simon Høgsberg

Simon Høgsberg


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Simon Hoegsberg

A man who believes in inseparability of images and texts. In his projects Simon combines two kinds of work — he performs as a professional photographer and as a journalist-researcher at the same time. So, it’s better to read before watching — this is the way to experience the double effect.

Born and raised in Aarhus, Denmark. Began writing a novel at the age of 18 but gave it up later. In 2001 got a BA in photography from School of Media in London. Then moved to Copenhagen and began to work as a freelance photographer.

“Images are not enough — especially not if they are presented without words. Images need a context within which to be understood, and writing — as I see it — is very well suited to present that context. In other words: I feel a desire to fuse photography and literature. I tend to feel that images are too inarticulate if no text accompany them. I’ve always felt that. Photography is a medium people use to express how they see reality. I want to express how I see reality too but I cannot do this through images alone. I don’t think anyone can. I find it to be urgent to challenge my own ways. To challenge the way I have been working for a long time. Until this happens you can check out the projects I’ve done so far.”


The Tower of Babel by Simon Hoegsberg

The Tower of Babel by Simon Høgsberg

Logically unfinished photo project based on a novel of Paul Auster.



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