Based in Copenhagen, Jacob Crawfurd has been one of the central figures in capturing WOMEX’s live essence for the past ten years. Joining the WOMEX Photography team in 2009, a man of many trades, Crawfurd works as a freelance photographer and multimedia professional in different industry settings and activities.
Fond of the analogue, Jacob worked for many years with photo, film and video before switching to digital. Primarily directing his lens towards bands, concerts and cultural activities, he also produces music videos and short documentaries. His interest in African culture and development issues has taken him to the continent on several occasions and assignments. He is also actively engaged in promoting and curating African-related events in Denmark, having been the ‘African ambassador of the year’ in Denmark 2008 by the initiative: Celebrate Africa - African Achievement Awards.
In celebration of the 25th WOMEX Anniversary, Jacob curated a selection of ten pictures with a memory, a thought or an observation of his experience while documenting his years at the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene.