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Joakim Eskildsen

location: Berlin, Germany

Eskildsen is a Danish photographic artist with a particular interest in nature as well as social and political themes, eager to understand the world he lives in. He is one of the prominent figures of the Helsinki School, his work is shown internationally in museums, galleries, and art fairs. In recent years, Joakim has also taken on editorial assignments for Time Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and Mare.

Joakim Eskildsen was born in Copenhagen in 1971 where he trained with Royal Court photographer Mrs. Rigmor Mydtskov, and was educated at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, where he learned the craft of bookmaking with Jyrki Parantainen and Pentti Sammallahti.

Joakim has work held in major collections such as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthalle Emden, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Amos Anderson Art Museum in Helsinki, and the Museum of Photography in Copenhagen.

“Eskildsen’s photographs are nothing short of impeccable”, critics have said. "Hopeful, moving or affected, artistic and documentary, Joakim Eskildsen’s photographs never accuse; they privilege empathy and dignity, with a respectful aim to portray the invisible, those that society tends to forget.“


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