As Ebbe Stub Wittrup follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, a narrative emerges on Western economy and scientific logic as opposed to local knowledge and experience.
I was born and raised in Mexico City; I started taking photographs at the age of 15 when my dad gave me my first Polaroid. At the age of 16 I got my first job as a photographer in Mexico City working for a music magazine photographing concerts and portraits of local artists. Two years later I studied photography in Mexico City at the Academy of Visual Arts and then made a short course at the International Centre of Photography in New York. I then moved to London for a BA in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College and now I am doing a joined MA with Sotheby’s Institute of Art and University of Manchester on Historical and Contemporary Photography.
I specialise mainly on documentary portraiture and street photography.