1993 18th Of May


1993 18th Of May


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18th of May

Copenhagen 1993. Police shooting on people demonstrating against the EU election held on the same day, and the manipulation from the politicians. First election the year before resultet in a ‘no’ to the Maastricht Treaty. A year after another election is held on a new deal – The Edinburgh Deal. This deal is understood as a work-around of the ‘no’ from ’92, and when the ’93 election ends with a ‘yes’ – a lot of people feels frustrated and angry. The demonstration was met with 113 shots from a under prepared and scared group of police. If they had kept away things would not have evolved like that. The statue in front of the demonstration was a good picture of the ’silent agreement’ group of people, who usually turn their blind eye to what is going on, and do nothing. In my understanding of democracy, this is the most destroying behavior, and is widely exploited by politicians. The silent agreement. The Silent Majority.

Print size: 4,5 x 7 inch (11,5 x 17,5 cm)
Frame size: 7 x 9,5 inch (18 x 24 cm)

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 1993
Month: May
Camera: Leica M-6
Lens: Summicron 35mm. f.:2
Film: Kodak TMZ ei 1600


The photograph is hand signed and dated on the mat (passepartout) by Jesper Sø.
The frame is made in Denmark using FSC certified wood (wood from sustainable forestry) and arrives to you without glass. Not because of the easier shipping, but because I believe photographs should be enjoyed without the visual disturbing light reflections on the glass.
The mat (passepartout) is cut from PH neutral carton.
The digital print is made on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme. As the name suggests it has good archival abilities. That being said, nothing stays unmarked of time and light, so the image has a sort of build in change over time, as any other photographic image has.

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