Jan Grarup | Haiti Aftermath

Posted: August 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Leica, Photography, Quotes

Winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for 2011, Danish photojournalist Jan Grarup’s series on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

I only use fixed lenses — I hate zoom lenses! It has to do with the fact that my lenses make me move around the things I photograph much more than I would do otherwise, which is a good thing. The 28mm, 35mm and 50mm are for me the lenses that give the best and most honest result in terms of the people who look at my work.

- Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

Well, I do shoot a lot of color, mainly when clients want it. I don’t reject color at all; I just don’t see myself as a good color photographer. I have much respect for good color photographers. The best of them almost work “monochromatically” with the colors and I find that very hard. It is something I have to work on diligently!

- Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup


Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup

Haiti Aftermath © Jan Grarup


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