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The people behind

Photographer Jesper Houborg og audio documentarist Sofie Vestergaard spent 2 1/2 months in Kampala and Accra during fall 2012. The result is the exhibition ‘Mr and Mrs Africa’.

Jesper Houborg, photographer

Born in 1980. BA in International Development Studies and Philosophy at Roskilde University. Part of his studies have been conducted in Madrid and Buenos Aires. Jesper has worked for UNICEF in India, DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies) and has been working with film production and research in Rwanda – including the documentary “Ingando – When Enemies Return” (2007). His photographs have been used for the following publications: “The Religious in Response to Mass Atrocity”, Cambridge University Press (2009); “Training for Capacity Development: Understanding the Master Trainers Alliance in Maharashtra”, (UNICEF publication) KCCI (2009).

Sofie Vestergaard, audio documentarist

Born in 1983. Master of Arts in Modern Culture with Elective Studies in Auditory Culture at University of Copenhagen. Radio, field recording and other kinds of auditory projects have been a focus. Among other projects are audiowalks for ”Utopia”, an exhibtion at Arken Museum of Modern Art (2009), soundscapes for ”Poor City” at Roskilde Festival (2011) and the radio feature ”Gamle maskiner – nye lyde” about bitpop band La Belle Indifference for Harddisken, P1, DR (2009).
The Ugandan photographer Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar and the Ghanian photographer Teresa Meka have furthermore contributed with selected photos. Unless it is stated, Jesper Houborg is the photographer of the photos on this website.
© Jesper Houborg & Sofie Vestergaard 2013. Photo and sound on may not be reproduced without permission.