Photo: Stefan Bladh

Photo: Stefan Bladh

Dutchman Pieter Ten Hoopen has in recent years worked in countries like Japan, Afghanistan, Congo and Russia, covering international news for newspapers the likes of The New York Times and La Monde, whilst simultaneously creating his own personal projects. A book on Stockholm and another about Tokyo are amongst these projects published in book form.

In 2003, he turned his attention to the small town Hungry Horse in Montana, USA. Over the following 11 years, he developed warm feelings for the place and Ten Hoopen quotes John Steinbeck when he states that he is “In love with Montana”. During this period, Pieter returned numerous times to document daily life in the town, focusing on drug abuse, poverty and loneliness. The project has resulted in a series of photographs and a film, published this year in the form of a book and a DVD.

Nowadays, Ten Hoopen dedicates increasingly more time to filmmaking. He debuted with the short film Kiteszh – Vladimirskoe at Stockholm’s 2013 Film Festival.

Ten Hoopen, based in Stockholm, can boast a string of awards for his work, including first prize for the 2008 World Press Photo.

Photos: (c) Pieter Ten Hoopen / Agence VU'

Friday 25. April
Caroline Cinema

Hungry Horse
Gallery Jonas Eriksen

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Book signing and artist talk
Wednesday 22. April
Gallery Jonas Eriksen
Free entry

Book signing
Friday 24. April
Festival Office

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