Gallery Talk


Sunday, November 08, 2020, 6 pm

Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt


5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free

Torben Eskerod and curator Alison Nordström lead together through the exhibition “FINDINGS. TORBEN ESKEROD” and provide exciting background information on the works of the Danish artist.

The lecture will be held in English.


Torben Eskerod, born in 1960, was educated at Aalborg University (1980–86) and Aarhus School of Architecture and Fatamorgana School of Photography in Copenhagen (1988–91). Eskerod’s projects find common ground in his interest for contemplation and spirituality. He is especially known for his portraits series like Equivalence (1995), Cassadaga (2000), Life and Death Masks (2001), Friends and Strangers (2006) and Campo Verano (2008). His approach to spiritual expression is further explored in the series Marselis (2012) and Can Lis (2013).

Monographs of Eskerod’s work have been published such as Ansigter/Faces (Forlaget Rhodos, 1997) in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Culture photographic book prize, Register (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2001) and Campo Verano (Kehrer Verlag, 2008).

Several projects with his architectural photographs and portraits have appeared in the publications Statens Museum for Kunst (Arkitektens Forlag, 1998), Vita (University of California Press, 2005), The Club (Rönnells, 2008), Will to Live (Princeton University Press, 2009), Frederik VIIIs palæ (Aristo, 2010), Kunst på Borgen (Permild & Rosengreen, 2013) and Anton Rosen (Forlaget Vandkunsten, 2013).

Torben Eskerod’s photographs have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Museum of National History, Denmark; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland; and Galleri KANT, Copenhagen. He has received several awards and grants and is represented in a wide range of private and public collections such as The National Museum of Photography, Denmark and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas


Alison Nordström is an independent scholar, writer and curator specializing in photography. Her long career in the field includes positions as Founding Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography (FL), and Senior Curator of Photographs, Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House (NY). She has worked extensively with photographers and photographic institutions in Europe, Asia and the Americas; Her essays have been published by Aperture, Dewi Lewis, Kehrer Verlag, Steidl, Radius, Daylight, Routledge and University of Texas Press, among others. She has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries, including Lewis HineTruth/Beauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945, and Ideas in Things: Photography and Materiality. In 2015 and 2016 she was artistic Director of Fotofestiwal Lodz, in Poland. She was the curator of Joan Fontcuberta: Crisis of History for the Hamburg Photographic Triennial in 2018, and is the curator of Findings: Photographs by Torben Eskerod opening at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in October 2020. She is currently a Research Associate in Photography at Harvard University.

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