The F5.6 X K1-club is a series of club evening events devoted to documentary photography. The club is organised by The Finnish Museum of Photography and The Finnish Association of Photojournalists.
On Thursday the 3rd of November at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM the F5.6 X K1-club is proud to present prize-winning Danish photo journalist Jan Grarup.
Grarup has covered the theme of climate change in Madagascar, South Sudan and South America. Grarup's work reflects his belief in photojournalism's role as an instrument of witness and memory to incite change, and the necessity of telling the stories of people who are rendered powerless to tell their own. His images are honest, emphatic, aesthetic as well as gravere and heartbreaking at times. His stories from all parts of the world will make you stop and reflect.
The event is in English.
F5.6 X K1-club is organised at the Finnish Museum of Photography K1 and restaurant The Glass (address Mikonkatu 1, ground floor of the shopping centre Kämp Galleria). Free entrance.
During his career, the danish-born Grarup has covered many wars and conflicts around the world including the Gulf War, the Rwandan genocide, the Siege of Sarajevo and the Palestinian uprising against Israel in 2000. His coverage of the conflict between Palestine and Israel gave rise to two series: The Boys of Ramallah, which also earned him the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award in 2002, followed by The Boys from Hebron.
His book, Shadowland (2006), presents his work during the 12 years he spent in Kashmir, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Rwanda, Kosovo, Slovakia, Ramallah, Hebron, Iraq, Iran, and Darfur. In the words of Foto8's review, it is "intensely personal, deeply felt, and immaculately composed." His second book, Darfur: A Silent Genocide, was published in 2009. In 2017 he realised the prizewinning bestseller AND THEN THERE WAS SILENCE and he is one of the most hired keynote speakers and lectures for world issues around the word.
He has won many esteemed photography prizes, including 8 World Press Awards.
The F5.6 X K1-clubs of autumn 2022
Thu 3rd November 7.30-9.30PM: Jan Grarup (in English)
Thu 17th November 7.30-9.30PM Kirves&Kirves: viimeiset jamit (in Finnish)
Thu 8th December 5-7PM: Kirjamessuklubi - Book Fair (in Finnish)
F5.6 X K1 club is supported by the Patricia Seppälä Foundation in 2022–2023.
Photo: Jan Grarup: Kashmir earthquake, Oct./Nov. 2005. Some weeks after the earthquake, one of Balakot’s hairdressers reopened for business on top of the ruins of the salon. Balakot, Nov. 2005.