Joakim Eskildsen

June 12-16, 2023

About the workshop


“What a wonderful world”, these are the famous words in Louis Armstrong’s song. What if your photographs could shift the world towards a more desirable direction? In this workshop, you will work around these thoughts and ideas. Danish documentary photographer Joakim Eskildsen, one of the most impactful photo artists of his generation, will endeavour to do just this with the participants during his five-day summer workshop on the island of Santorini.

You are encouraged to bring your past work (paper prints are appreciated, but digital form is also accepted), which will be reviewed during the workshop in an effort to highlight inner motives and enhance output. A small photographic task around the island, resulting a mini-exhibition, is also in store. Let alone Eskildsen’s invaluable way of putting things based on his dazzling hands-on experience.

About the artist

Joakim Eskildsen (Copenhagen 1971) is a Danish photographer based near Berlin, with a particular interest for nature as well as social and political themes, eager to understand the world he lives in. His work is shown internationally in museums, galleries, and art fairs. He has published books including Nordic Signs (1995), Bluetide (1997), iChickenMoon (1999), The Roma Journeys (Steidl 2007), American Realities (Steidl 2016), and Cornwall (2018) a poetic photographic study of the county. The monograph Cuban Studies, the result of extensive journeys through Cuba to investigate the changes the country, will shortly be released by Steidl (2022). He is currently working on his long-term project Home Works begun when his first child was born, as well as on his most recent project focusing on the eco-sociologic challenges of his immediate surroundings: Nothing Special. His work has been shown extensively in exhibitions including survey shows at Fotomuseum Winterthur, The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, and the Amos Anderson Museum in Helsinki and he is represented by Persons Projects Berlin, Polka Paris, Purdy Hicks London, Robert Morat Gallery and Kant Gallery Copenhagen.

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