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New acquisition - Jens Anton Thygesen photographs from East Greenland
mastershot has acquired a collection of 35 mm color slides and negatives taken by
Jens Anton Thygesen 1946-1989.
He grew up in Gjern, and had a passion for archeology, art and nature. At the age of 17 he began to take on photography seriously and had the intention to become an animal photographer.
He went to Greenland for the first time in 1972, here he later met Dorte who became his wife, and led him permanently to Scoresbysund, one of the most isolated settlements in East Greenland.
In Scoresbysund he lived as a hunter and was an important part of the small community by running a contracting business.
During a hunt in 1989 he tragically lost his life, probably because he was attacked by a walrus.
|His photographs are first-hand accounts of everyday family and hunter life, as experienced on the edge of the world – many of which have a storytelling cinematic poetry.|