Emilie Dalum (Denmark)
The small treasures of everyday life become magical if one has an open mind and dares to get up close. With a camera in hand, Emilie takes this to heart and expresses an appreciation for the uniqueness of each human being, each life, each happening. Her way of working always demonstrates a highly intuitive and non-narrative approach.
The starting point for her “Benni” project is her role as personal caretaker for a man called Benni. She has worked for him for the last two and a half years, and photographed him and his everyday surroundings over the last year. She invites you into a world that might seem quite different from yours, but is really just an ordinary life after all. The project continues indefinitely.
Emilie was born in Denmark in 1989 and holds a BA in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen. She completed further education at Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography, where she has refined her personal photographic voice by mainly photographing people in her life.
Her home base has been Iceland since August 2012. She now lives (with Benni) in Reykjavík.