Kim Thue / Dead Traffic
Posted February 22, 2012
Kim’s debut book DEAD TRAFFIC from Sierra Leone will be released by DIENACHT PUBLISHING and launched in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the FREELENS Galerie in Hamburg on March 29, 2012. DEAD TRAFFIC is limited to 1000 copies and available to order here.
“Despite Sierra Leone being renowned for its brutal civil war, I didn’t have a hidden political agenda, a specific humanitarian issue or even a clear story in mind whilst making this work. I went to Freetown, not as a photojournalist, but as a stranger with a camera and an open heart. What I hope to have created is something the viewer can tune into emotionally. Something that hits a nerve without being coercive in nature, and without staking a monopoly on a specific kind of truth. A collection of images simply suggesting that the inextricable coexistence of beauty and dread is an ever present theme within this vigorous and inclement city”.
Kim Thue was born in 1980 in a small town in Denmark. As a restless teenager he moved to the U.K, where he graduated from the Editorial Photography course at Brighton University in 2006 and is now based in London. Kim has been selected to be part of a group of young photographers soon to be officially announced as new members of the renowned Italian photo agency Prospekt.