Curated by Anne Elisabeth Toft
Reflecting the thematic framework of Photobook Week Aarhus 2021 – ”Movement and Transition” – this exhibition presents a number of photobooks by the Danish photographer Sigvart Werner (1872-1959). It focuses on his landscape photography, and it shows his grand work about Denmark, which was published in book form in the 1930s and 1940s. As one of the most important landscape photographers in Denmark, Werner’s photographs and photobooks have promoted a particular landscape image; an image that has shaped – and still shapes – many Danes’ understanding of the Danish landscape. Highly staged, Werner’s pictorialist photographs have also influenced Danish landscape architecture and its conservation policy.
The books on display are on loan from Danish libraries.

Image credit: from the book Sigvart Werner, Danmark: Bind I (Copenhagen: J. Frimodts Forlag, 1940)