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Disko Bay : Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen : Self Reflection


Disko Bay presents the photobook Self Reflection by the Danish photographer Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen. In this her first monograph Sabroe Ebbesen blurs the line between photography and painting, reality and fantasy in an exploration of the human body and the subconscious self.

Mirrors, reflections and illusions are some of Ebbesen’s photographic tools, where she examines how the human body and mind can be visualized and interpreted by the viewer. The distorted materials, used throughout the book, blur the lines between photography and painting, providing a symbolic boundary between reality and imagination. By placing nature, the nude body, fruits and flowers in a surreal context, Ebbesen creates a clash between the familiar and the odd. The distortions are always created in camera by photographing through various reflections and never by using Photoshop or AI, thus keeping reality close to the surreal.


Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen (b. 1994) is an autodidact photographer and film director from Copenhagen, Denmark. Formally educated as a Medical Doctor, Ebbesen is interested in the intersection between art and science. Her studies of the psyche, the senses, and the body are seen in many of her works from tattered faces and contorted naked bodies to self-portraits and still life’s. Ebbesen’s works have been exhibited in many places in both Europe and the United States and she has worked for magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. Self Reflection is published with support from Fotografiska Museum Stockholm to accompany a solo exhibition of the series at the museum, 23 February to 12 May 2024.


Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen : Self Reflection
Disko Bay
Softcover with French-fold pages and screen printed mirror dust jacket, 24 x 30 cm, 94/188 pages, 63 colour plates, Foreword in English by Lisa Giomar Hydén, Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Museum Stockholm, Edition of 800, ISBN 978-87-973526-8-7, Published 14 March 2024, design by Louis Montes, Price: €40

The book will be launched on March 30 at Fotografiska Museum Stockholm.

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