ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

REVIEW – 101 ARTIST
By Tom Jørgensen

We call it the naked truth, and it does not suggest anything sensual or erotic. The opposite almost. The naked truth is the rough, unvarnished realities: the deficit in the household budget, the real economy of the firm behind the glittering front, or the serious illness behind the symptoms.

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Face to Face
By Mette Sandbye

This is the power of portrait photography when it is used with such tenderness, precision and ethical consideration as in the hands of Helga Theilgaard. This demand to look after the Other was met despite the photographs being exhibited in a busy urban space.

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REVIEW – KATALOG
By Kristina Lykke Hansen

The photo book De Rodløse (The Rootless) is a troughly appealing project where the Danish photographer Helga C. Theilgaard (b. 1976) has photographed thirty homeless people…

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Body of Desire
An interview with Helga Theilgaard
By Peter Stanners

Interview with Helga Theilgaard about her nude portraits of prostitutes

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An introduction to the work of Helga Theilgaard
By Lars Schwander

Portraiture is the core of Helga Theilgaard’s work and the social aspect of this has become more prominent over time.

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The Island In The Sea
Review by Lars Kærulf Møller

Like the painters who transformed familiar motives from Christiansø into general statements of the time they were created in almost a hundred years ago, Helga C. Theilgaard presents the different portraits and the story of the individual as an overall picture

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Librarian´s annotation
By Carsten Güllich-Nørby

The Rootless is a unique photo documentation of homeless people in Denmark. A moving photo-book with an inescapable message.

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Review by Lars Movin

Helga Theilgaard’s film is a sympathetic piece of film history which simultaneously works as a fine appendix to Torben Skjødt Jensen’s great Dreyer film, ‘My Métier’ from 1995, in which a younger and more breathless Bendtsen primarily contributes with anecdotal material.

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