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Joakim Eskildsen

Joakim Eskildsen “Cards, Selma, California, 2011″, © Joakim Eskildsen, courtesy Gallery TAIK

From the press release:

The ongoing project Home Works is sort of an artistic homecoming for Eskildsen who, after traveling the world for numerous photographic projects, turned back to his beginnings, and to the things that had so much inspired him when he first started taking pictures around his home at the age of 14. Already in those earliest photographs, Eskildsen shows a sensitivity for light and certain weather conditions that his work is still known for today. Since the beginning of the project in 2005, Eskildsen, and worked on the project around six homes in three countries, and become father of a son and a daughter who naturally become part of the project as well.

In 2011, Eskildsen was commissioned by Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at TIME Magazine, to capture the growing crisis in the U.S. During the time-span of seven months, he traveled through New York, California, Louisiana, South Dakota and Georgia, places that according to census data have the highest poverty rate. The outcome is American Realities, a stunning body of work in which Eskildsen has managed to make personal portraits of people living below the poverty line to many of who the myth of the American Dream had lost its raison d´être. The book American Realities will be published by Steidl in 2013.

Joakim Eskildsen, American Realities/Home Works
Gallery TAIK
April 26 – June 1, 2013

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