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Photo exhibition by Fie Tanderup - "Before The Peacock Came It Was A Different Story"

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My dream to push my photography in another direction lead me on a journey to Damascus in Syria. My photographic series:”Before the peacock came it was a different story” I created during a residency at the Danish Institute in Damascus just before the war in 2010. My work with photography was a way to explore and find my bearing in this foreign world. In Damascus I created portraits of people I met on my way – and self portraits - in different places. In my work I let the person and the place reflect one another. The photo becomes emblematic of the mind and at the same time a portrait of an actual person in an actual place, for instance Damascus.

How do you relate to the surroundings when you enter a city or a landscape in different ways with different dreams, nightmares and memories? Is it possible to set the person and the place in motion and bring an unknown poetry to life? These are some of the questions that my photos are asking.

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