Friday, February 25, 2022, 6 pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
In his lecture the internationally renowned and award-winning Danish photographer Torben Eskerod offers a comprehensive insight into his entire oeuvre. Eskerod explains how he came to photography, how he finds his ideas and how he deals with his subjects.
He is known for his diverse portraits, objects and portrait-like photographs of death masks. In addition, his work includes contemplative images of architecture and landscapes, art and artefact photography, and works created in collaboration with anthropologists, architectural historians and museum curators.
In the FFF exhibition “FINDINGS. TORBEN ESKEROD”, 22 of his work series are on view for the first time in Germany.
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
TORBEN ESKEROD (WEBSITE)