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Drug addicted people in Copenhagen - 2005
Drug Addicts in Copenhagen

Nobody looks at them.
People look down, the other way or even take a detour to avoid them.
Everybody knows they are there, but nobody cares about them or what they look like.
To most people they are just an undefinable group of people called "the drug addicts"

With the photographs in this project I wanted to give another view of the drug addicts living downtown Copenhagen

I spent one and a half year on a regular weekly basis hanging out with them in the area next to the mainstation in Copenhagen. After half a year mpst of the group had accepted me, and after one year they had given me the nickname "The Photographer"

It was important to me that they understood the idea of this project. Everyone in these photographs came up to me themselves and asked me to take a photograph of them. Later on I showed them the result and discussed it with them to be sure that they still wanted to be a part of the project.

Exhibited in January 2006 in Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen.
Size: 160 cm x 120 cm.
Ali
Marianna and Nino
Roger
Helle
Henrik
Jean-Pierre
Anita
Dan
Robert
Birgitte
Gerry
Henrik and Tyson
Christian and Henrik
Joe
Connie
Kuno
Max
Nikki
Sanne and Tatjana
Peter Ping
Thomas
Tatjana
Freddy
Ukendt