Mads Greve, Homesick, Book Lab (2021)
BOOK | Homesick is a photographic diary where the photos are not an image of what one sees, but rather a visualization of a condition exposed to the viewer. My photography is about longing. My longing to belong and to be among people looking for closeness. I do not seek out situations to photograph them, I photograph what I encounter. This makes my photography more immediate. These fragments of life create the narrative showing the encounter with the outside world - the view of the world and the way one is received by the world. The work originates from a photographic tradition that uses pieces of reality as bricks for an emotional narrative of moods and expressions. The photos - that in the time of recording are not connected - are related in meaning and in the mood. Standing alone the photographs are as diary notes, but together their importance grows. It is in the sequence and the combination of the photographs that resonance can occur. It is my longing, my vision, and my encounters that are visualized but I become a substitute for the viewer.
BIO | Mads Greve
Based in Aarhus, Denmark. I have been working professionally with photography for more than 25 years as a photographer and for the last 16 years also teaching at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). In my early years, I worked editorially but have later moved on to essayistic photography, where my projects are driven by emotional narratives. I have published three photo books. The latest two revolving around existence using my own state of mind as the foundation and starting point of the journey that the books are. I am an associate professor at the photojournalism program at DMJX, which is widely recognized as one of the best photojournalism programs in the world with students who, before graduating, often win major and recognized awards both at home and internationally. In addition, I am a member of Prospekt Photographers.