Let's Explore Empowerment with Kenneth Grøning Petersen

Let's Explore - Empowerment - Kenneth Groning
Let's Explore - Empowerment - Kenneth Groning

A New York state of mind

and a forgotten roll of film

In Denmark, the pandemic had a huge impact on our daily life, as it did everywhere else. In December 2020 we entered a second, almost complete, lockdown. For my family, that meant we had both of our kids home from school. We live in an apartment in central Copenhagen, and lockdown limited our freedom to enjoy outdoor activities.
As Covid-19 changed everything for everyone, a rediscovered cache of photos reminded Kenneth Grøning that memory can empower us to cope with chaos.


Kenneth Grøning Petersen is a Danish photographer and filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since the 1990’s, he has worked professionally with media productions in Europe, Asia and the USA. He is forever curious about photography, moving pictures, and the art of visual storytelling.


Moondance Diner: The diner had been in business since 1935, but in 2008 it was replaced by an apartment building as land values increased. It’s sad to think that New York has lost such an authentic piece of its built history. There’s an informative article about the Moonlight Diner on Wikipedia.

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