December 14th, 2012
December 20th, 2011
© Henry Jacobson
Documentary and fine art photographer Henry Jacobson is completing his first book, called Postcards Home, which is a collection of iPhone images he sent to his loved ones or posted on social networks while he was living a nomadic existence for almost three years. Jacobson says the images reveal the palatable essence of a period of “personal upheaval, of endings and beginnings of very important relationships, of illnesses and deaths and births.” He views the work not as a set of photographs, but rather as a series of direct communications that speak to the idea of exploring the changing landscape of photography in the mobile, socially-networked age. Daylight Books will publish Postcards Home next fall.
November 26th, 2010
© Henry Jacobson. Musicians gather at an impromptu jam around a bonfire at Storyhill Music Festival in northern Minnesota.
Photographers and filmmakers Sara Terry (director) and Henry Jacobson (cinematographer) are currently at work on a feature length documentary, FOLK, that follows several singer-songwriters as they travel the United States, sharing their music with fans and fellow musicians. The film, which is currently in post-production, is “part music documentary and part road trip movie,” Terry writes in a description of the film. “FOLK lets our characters’ lives and their songs do what singer-songwriters have always done: amplify the themes that resonate across our cultural landscape—whether it’s re-defining success in the face of failure, trying to find wholeness in an increasingly fragmented world, or struggling to make sense of the trials and triumphs that make us all so human.”
This is the second documentary from Terry and Jacobson. Their award-winning first film, Fambul Tok, told the story of a grassroots organization promoting healing and reconciliation in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
Related: To Forgive, Not Forget: Sara Terry’s New Film Fambul Tok
© Henry Jacobson.
Henry Jacobson is a photographer/filmmaker based in NY. The image above is part of his “fashion for peace” project. In 2008, while shooting the documentary “Fambul Tok” with Sara Terry in Sierra Leone, Jacobson met Adama Kai, a Sierra Leonean fashion designer, trained at Parsons, who chose to return to Freetown to start her own line rather than work for a US label. That started Fashion for Peace, where Jacobson works with designers in post conflict countries, creating content (still and video) for them to use freely to build their business, and to promote their work in the developed world.
Jacobson just completed a video & still shoot with fashion designer Ata Omerbasic in Sarajevo, Bosnia (“I Remember”, coming soon) and wrapped the film in Sierra Leone. To see more of Henry Jacobson’s work click here.