Henrik Saxgren

1953 · Denmark

Artist biography

One of Denmark’s leading documentary photographers, Henrik Saxgren enjoys acclaim throughout Scandinavia. Exploring a wide variety of topics and themes, Saxgren started his work predominantly in black and white, with an aesthetically uncomplicated view and accurate narrative imagery. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he presented heartbreaking news stories that brought attention to historical events around the world. He later developed an eye for color, and began to work with themes of immigration and discrimination.

In 1979 Saxgren co-founded 2Major, a social documentary photo group. He went on to act as photo editor of Press Magazine from 1985-1991 during which time he also published the book “Time: About Photojournalism”. To date he has published six titles including “War and Love: About Immigration in the Nordic Region”, “ULTIMA THULE”, and “Unintended Sculptures”.

His work has been exhibited at the Frederiksborg Museum, AroS Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Photography, Skagen Museum, Noorderlight Photography Gallery in the Netherlands, Paris Photo, and the renowned Glyptoteket Museum in Copenhagen. He has participated in the photography project Denmark In Transformation, and received the honor of Danish photographers in 2016.

Henrik Saxgren

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