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Aperture In Person

JH Engström: Sketch of Paris

Wednesday, November 6

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

$5 DONATION

This event is free for students with ID and Members of Aperture at the $50 level and above.

Join Aperture and the Consulate General of Sweden for a talk and book signing with JH Engström for his new book Sketch of Paris (Aperture, 2013) his first published in the U.S. Engström, a Swedish photographer, has lived and worked in Paris for over twenty years and this body of work brings us on a gritty, no-holds-barred, guided tour of life in his adopted city. The photographs provide a type of homage to a city that has greatly influenced and inspired Engström as a photographer and as a person.

JH Engström (born in Karlstad, Sweden, 1969) spent the early portion of his life and photography career between Sweden and France. After assisting Mario Testino in Paris and Anders Petersen in Stockholm, he received his formal education from the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden, graduating in 1997. Engström has produced several photobooks, including Trying to Dance (2004), Haunts (2006), CDG/JHE (2008), From Back Home (with Anders Petersen, 2009), and La Résidence (2009). Engström is the recipient of grants from such institutes as the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Authors’ Foundation, and the Hasselblad Center. In 2005, he was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his book Trying to Dance. He is represented by Galerie VU, Paris, and GunGallery, Stockholm.

This talk is part of the Aperture In Person series.

Image: From the series Sketch of Paris, © JH Engström
JH Engström: Sketch of Paris