Joakim Eskildsen

Joakim Eskildsen (born 1971, Copenhagen) began taking photographs from a young age, finding that he had a fascination with certain light conditions. He trained as an apprentice with Rigmor Mydskov, the Royal photographer to the Danish Court, before moving to Finland to study photographic book making at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, where he graduated in 1998 with an MA degree in photography.

Eskildsen’s work has evolved around his many photographic journeys. His early work focuses on his travels around Scandinavia, Portugal, Europe, India and Africa. Often collaborating with Cia Rinne, Eskildsen’s later publications reflect his more recent journeys, including The Roma Journey, Nordic Signs, American Realities and Home Works. His work explores a breadth of subject matter including urban and rural areas, the landscape, and portraiture.