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Yngve Baum

Yngve Baum was born in Bjärnum. Baum is a socially committed photographer who is famous for his photographs that portray cultural change and reveal social injustices – especially in the workplace.

This is evident, for instance, in the photo books Människor vid hav – Lofoten (People by the Sea – Lofoten, 1966), Ujamaa – Människor i Tanzania (Ujamaa – People in Tanzania, 1970) and in the exhibition Varvsarbetare (Shipyard Workers) at Fotografiska museet in Moderna museet in 1974. Since Baum devotes himself to humanistic documentary photography, it has always been essential to him to live near the people and environments he portrays. In this way, he feels he gains a better understanding of them and gives them the potential to speak for themselves.

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