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Dinner, Denmark, 2010

Joakim Eskildsen

born in 1971 in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Dinner, Denmark, 2010

Joakim Eskildsen was born in 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He lives and works in Berlin.> Read more

Joakim Eskildsen started photography under the Danish Royal Court photographer, Mrs. Rigmor Mydtskov. In 1994, he moved to Finland to learn the craft of photo book making with Jyrki Parantainen and Pentti Sammallahti, at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He graduated with a Master of Arts four years later.

Joakim Eskildsen often works with his wife, the writer Cia Rinne. During the 1990s, they created their first collaborative projects: Nordic Signs (1995), a collection of photographs taken in Northern Europe that constitute an hymn to nature; Bluetide (1997), the story of Apulia, a Portuguese fishing town touched by erosion; and iChikenMoon (1999), which won the best foreign title in 2000 at the Phoyo-Eye books & Prints annual Awards.

In 2007, Joakim Eskildsen exhibited The Roma Journeys for the first time at the Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center. This series is a testimony to the Roma people’s lives and journeys captured in seven different countries. The book received the Amilcare Ponchielli Award given by the Dutch Academy of photography. 

Joakim Eskildsen then went on to realize three more series: Home Works, a photographic ode to family and time, American Realities in 2011, an exploration of adverse effects of the economic crisis on the country’s population and rising poverty, and Cuba in 2013, a testimonial of Havana’s architectural evolution.

Three of his books are currently in the process of being published by Steidl.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Purdy Hicks

London, 2016

En verden jeg kan tro på

The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015–16

Solo show

Les Festivales photographiques du Trégor, Lannion, France, 2012

The Roma Journeys

Mai-Photographies festival, Max Jacob Gallery, Quimper, France, 2012

Die Romareisen

Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany, 2010

Die Romareisen

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Germany, 2009

Les voyages roms

Institut finlandais, Paris, France, 2008

Roma rejserne

Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark, 2007

Press

Joakim Eskildsen : Ice III

Madame Figaro, January 2015

Joakim Eskildsen : Esprit de famille

Polka #22, juin 2013

Joakim Eskildsen : Peuple sans frontières

Polka #3, octobre 2008

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities

Joakim Eskildsen

American Realities
April 20 - Mai 21 2016
Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs

Joakim Eskildsen

Nordic Signs
January 17 - February 28, 2015
Home Works Home Works Home Works Home Works Home Works

Joakim Eskildsen

Home Works
May 25 - August 3, 2013
Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières

Joakim Eskildsen

Les Roms, peuple sans frontières
November 12, 2008 - February 17, 2009
Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition

Joakim Eskildsen

Collective Exhibition "Terre des îles"
January 25th - March 3rd 2018

Selected Publications

American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities

Joakim Eskildsen

American Realities
STEIDL, GÖTTINGEN, 2014
The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys

Joakim Eskildsen

The Roma Journeys
Steidl, Göttingen, 2007
iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon

Joakim Eskildsen

iChickenMoon
Opus 38, Helsinki, 1999
Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs

Joakim Eskildsen

Nordic Signs
Opus 29, Helsinki, 1995

Joakim Eskildsen was born in 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He lives and works in Berlin.> Read more

Joakim Eskildsen started photography under the Danish Royal Court photographer, Mrs. Rigmor Mydtskov. In 1994, he moved to Finland to learn the craft of photo book making with Jyrki Parantainen and Pentti Sammallahti, at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He graduated with a Master of Arts four years later.

Joakim Eskildsen often works with his wife, the writer Cia Rinne. During the 1990s, they created their first collaborative projects: Nordic Signs (1995), a collection of photographs taken in Northern Europe that constitute an hymn to nature; Bluetide (1997), the story of Apulia, a Portuguese fishing town touched by erosion; and iChikenMoon (1999), which won the best foreign title in 2000 at the Phoyo-Eye books & Prints annual Awards.

In 2007, Joakim Eskildsen exhibited The Roma Journeys for the first time at the Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center. This series is a testimony to the Roma people’s lives and journeys captured in seven different countries. The book received the Amilcare Ponchielli Award given by the Dutch Academy of photography. 

Joakim Eskildsen then went on to realize three more series: Home Works, a photographic ode to family and time, American Realities in 2011, an exploration of adverse effects of the economic crisis on the country’s population and rising poverty, and Cuba in 2013, a testimonial of Havana’s architectural evolution.

Three of his books are currently in the process of being published by Steidl.

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities

Joakim Eskildsen

American Realities
April 20 - Mai 21 2016
Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs

Joakim Eskildsen

Nordic Signs
January 17 - February 28, 2015
Home Works Home Works Home Works Home Works Home Works

Joakim Eskildsen

Home Works
May 25 - August 3, 2013
Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières Les Roms, peuple sans frontières

Joakim Eskildsen

Les Roms, peuple sans frontières
November 12, 2008 - February 17, 2009
Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition Collective Exhibition

Joakim Eskildsen

Collective Exhibition "Terre des îles"
January 25th - March 3rd 2018

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Purdy Hicks

London, 2016

En verden jeg kan tro på

The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015–16

Solo show

Les Festivales photographiques du Trégor, Lannion, France, 2012

The Roma Journeys

Mai-Photographies festival, Max Jacob Gallery, Quimper, France, 2012

Die Romareisen

Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany, 2010

Die Romareisen

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Germany, 2009

Les voyages roms

Institut finlandais, Paris, France, 2008

Roma rejserne

Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark, 2007

Selected Publications

American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities American Realities

Joakim Eskildsen

American Realities
STEIDL, GÖTTINGEN, 2014
The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys The Roma Journeys

Joakim Eskildsen

The Roma Journeys
Steidl, Göttingen, 2007
iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon iChickenMoon

Joakim Eskildsen

iChickenMoon
Opus 38, Helsinki, 1999
Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs Nordic Signs

Joakim Eskildsen

Nordic Signs
Opus 29, Helsinki, 1995

Press

Joakim Eskildsen : Ice III

Madame Figaro, January 2015

Joakim Eskildsen : Esprit de famille

Polka #22, juin 2013

Joakim Eskildsen : Peuple sans frontières

Polka #3, octobre 2008