Torben Eskerod

About the author

Torben Eskerod is educated from Aalborg University (1980‒1986) and has studied at Aarhus School of Architecture and Fatamorgana School of Photography in Copenhagen (1988‒1991). Eskerod’s projects find common ground in his interest for contemplation and spirituality. He is especially known for his portraits in series like Equivalent (1995), Cassadaga (2000), Register — Life and Death Masks (2001), Friends and Strangers (2006) and Campo Verano (2008). His approach to the spiritual potentials for photography is further explored in the series Marselis (2012) and Can Lis (2013).

Eskerod’s work has been published in the books Ansigter / Faces (Ministry of Culture’s photographic bookprice, Forlaget Rhodos, 1997), Register (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2001), Campo Verano (Kehrer Verlag, 2008) and Marselis (Kehrer Verlag, 2014).

His architectural photographs and portraits have been published widely in several different projects like 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). Eskerod is also photo editor at Daylight & Architecture Magazine published by Velux.

Eskerod has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Museum of Modern Art in Moskow, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Overgaden Institut for samtidskunst in Copenhagen, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Peter Lav Gallery in Copenhagen and Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. He has received several prizes and grants and is represented in a wide range of private and public collections such as the National Portrait Gallery in London, Museum of Photographic Art Brandts in Odense, the National Museum of Photography, Сopenhagen, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Portland Art Museum, Oregon.

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