Award winning photographer exhibits photos of legendary blues musicians at Frederikshavn Town Hall.
Here is a little Youtube video of the exibition
On Monday, Oct. 17th, the exhibition by the Swedish photographer, Erik Lindahl, opens. He is famous for his photos and books about blues musicians from days gone by. Erik's photos have been exhibited in many countries, and earlier this year he won the award for 'Best photographer' at the reputable 'Keeping the Blues Alive Awards' in Memphis Tennessee. The exhibition, which may be visited at Borgertorvet, Frederikshavn Town Hall, consists of the renowned photographer's 24 best photos.
It is a co-operation between Frederikshavn Blues Festival and the municipal record office which has enabled us to bring Erik's photos to town.
Erik Lindahl, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1952, started photographing blues artists during a visit by the American Folk Blues Festival in his home town in 1970. Although he was subsequently educated as a professional photographer, blues has practically always been Erik's private passion. Over the past 25 years he has generously contributed his work to the world's oldest blues magazine, 'Jefferson', where his photos have adorned many a cover page.
Like other European blues enthusiasts who have gone on a pilgrimage to the USA, Erik has documented blues events in, among others, Oakland, St. Louis, Jackson, Clarksdale, Helena, Los Angeles, and Baton Rouge, and also in many out-of-the-way blues clubs in Chicago's West and South Sides. Most of Erik's visits to the USA took place at the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s, a period often described as a 'low' for blues, but Erik's work nevertheless depicts vital contemporary blues events, which were not, however, mentioned by the big media world.
Erik's photographs reflect his deep felt interest in a broader approach to blues history, and reminds us that blues is founded upon the joys and sorrows that daily life represents to all of us.
The exhibition at Borgertorvet is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm, until Thursday, Nov. 3rd,
After that, the exhibition will be moved on to the Blues Festival at Det Musiske Hus, on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th Nov.
You may read more about Erik Lindahl at www.blueshots.se and http://magnussundbergs.blogspot.dk/2013/12/right-time-right-place-with-erik-lindahl.html
plus find further information about Frederikshavn Blues Festival at www.bluesfestivalen.dk
Further information at Frederikshavn municipal record office:
Mia C. B. Nielsen tel.: +45 9845 9141 or email: email@example.com
Frederikshavn Blues Festival Peter Astrup, tel.: +45 4063 2400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org