In the winter of 2017 I bought 45 canisters of negatives from an antique shop. The pictures span from 1929 to 1961 - a period that marks a historically important time for Denmark. Oscillating between the factual and the fictional, I tell the story of my great-grandfather’s, Mejnert Mejnertsen, role during the German occupation of Denmark (1940-1945) and later the Cold War. Family photos of M.M. mixed with the pictures from the canisters blend true stories with made up ones.
The physical book emulates an old Hollywood movie script. Hidden in the Japanese folded pages you’ll find the entire script written out.
The book is A4 sized, consists of 90 pages and comes in a hand made edition of 45 copies only. M.M. was on the Kassel Dummy Award shortlist in 2018 and was conceived with the help of Akina Books and Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo 2018.
Price710 DKK (shipping not included - every book is made to order and will be sent once completed)
Julia Mejnertsen (1983) has a B.Sc. in Asian Business Studies and Japanese and a M.Sc. in International Business. Later, she became a photographer and artist. She has studied photography at Fatamorgana in 2014/15, JH Engström and Margot Wallard’s Atelier Smedsby in 2016/17 and been an assistant to photojournalists Mette Frandsen, Marie Hald as well as french artist/curator/publisher Veronique Bourgoin.