A PLACE TO DREAM is the product of Jens Honoré’s tireless effort to document the lives and dreams of people touched by SOS Children’s Villages. Over the past 10 years, he has travelled to SOS programs around the world capturing images that tell a story of hope for abandoned children and struggling families.
Psychiatric and neurological disorders are prevalent throughout the world. Lundbeck is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development, production, marketing and sale of drugs for the treatment of these disorders. Jens Honore was commissioned by Lundbeck once again but this time to travel to Spain, China, Texas and Denmark to document the plight of those living with these disorders with the task of telling their stories thru his photographs and videos. The campaign highlights the patients as well as the care-givers as being the heroes deservedly so, who live with this scenario on a daily basis.
It’s thru Jen’s keen sensitivity and intimate portrayal of each subject that allows us, the viewer to gain a better perspective of the intensity of these situations highlighting the extreme importance for the appropriate management and treatment to be provided.
The owner of LEGO had a dream. A dream of building a house representing everything the LEGO brand stands for. A simple idea that took root and continued to grow, eventually maturing into the LEGO HOUSE.
Photographer Jens Honore was granted full access to follow the complex and time consuming building of LEGO HOUSE a 12,000 square meter house filled with 25 million Lego bricks located in Billund, Denmark. From January 2014 with the demolition and clearing of the construction site all the way to the grand opening in September 2017. Lego published a book with all of his images called ‘Building a Dream’.
Award winning photographer and SOS Ambassador Jens Honoré will discuss his long standing photographic work - which has led to several visits to SOS Children's Villages all over the world at the SOS & Friends 2017 exclusive event.
When a devastating earthquake hit Ecuador in April 2016, 7,000 buildings were destroyed. SOS Children's Villages started an emergency program to support families and children who had been affected, by setting up camp in the shelters and having social workers help children and their families in the area. On a recent visit Jens had the privilege of visiting the camps and working on the 2017 fundraiser campaign.
Jens Honoré has recently returned from Cambodia where he worked with the SOS Children's Villages and FSP (family strengthening programs) photographing the communities.
The FSP work is aimed at the poorest families where parents are unable to pay for basic necessities.
Such children are at a much greater risk of being abandoned.
By giving the children food and free education, SOS Children’s Villages are giving them a chance for a better life with improved living conditions.
For more information visit SOS Children's Villages