About the Danish photographer, Krass CLEMENT (b. 1946, in Copenhagen)
Krass CLEMENT is considered one of Denmark's most important contemporary photographers. he first studied directing at the Danish Film School and made short films. Eventually he decided to return to his earlier photographic practice. His photographs of urban spaces, streets, squares and city dwellers in the midst of metropolitan dreariness they possess social documentary echoes. Krass CLEMENT produces photographic essays consisting of individual sequences reminiscent of cinematic montage. While he photographed exclusively in black and white for many years with a 35mm camera, he switched to color photography and medium format after 2000. His photographic documentation of the Roskilde rock festival in 2003 received great attention, and in 1997 Krass Clement was awarded a lifetime grant from the Danish State Art Foundation' Statens Kunstfond.
Photo books by Krass CLEMENT (a selection)
'Skygger Af Øjeblikke' ( = Momentary Shadow, 1978); 'Det Tavse Land' ( = Silent Land, 1981); 'Gentagelsens Fest' (1984); 'Byen Bag Regnen' ( = City Behind the Rain, 1987); 'Ved Døden' (1990); 'Hvor Ingen Talte' (1991); 'Af En By's Breve' (1993); 'Det Lånte Lys' (1995); 'Drum' (1996); 'Langs Vinden' (1998); 'Færgen' (1999); 'Før Natten' (2000); 'Påskesøndag mellern 11 og 16' (Easter Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm, 2000); 'Forandringen' (2002); 'Berlin Notat' (2003); 'Lydhørt' (2006); 'København - Et Blik Over Ryggen' (2006); 'Novemberrejse' (2008); 'Indstillinger. Krassclement.DK' (2009); 'Paris. Carnet de recherche' (2010); 'Venten på i går / Waiting for Yesterday' (2012); 'Bag Saga Blok' (2014); 'Books on Books #16 'Krass Clement. Drum'; 'Impasse Hotel Syria' (2016); 'Dublin' (2017); 'Across the Cut' (2019); 'Belfast' (2022).
Solo exhibitions (a selection)
- 2003 Copenhagen, Fotografisk Center
2004 Toronto, Canada, Harbourfront Centre, The Photo Passage
2005 Copenhagen, Fotografisk Center
2007 'Photography Krass Clement' (Galeria argus, Berlin) & 'Close to Life' (Cologne, Forum für Fotografie)
2010 'A pas mesure' (Paris, Maison of Denmark)
2014 'Novembereijse' & 'Images of the Night' (Berlin, Galerie argus)
2016 'Krass Clement & the Photobook' (Copenhagen, Rathnov Gallery)
2017 'Waiting for Yesterday' (Paris, in camera)
2018 'The Light Gleams an Instant' (Dublin, Gallery of Photography)
2019 'The Unseen Room' (Saint Petersburg, ROSPHOTO)