Martin Thaulow (b. 1978) is a Danish photographer and visual artist. He moves in and out of societies and social differences, always investigating the human condition and its complexities. Martin seeks out new methods to combine media – always with the goal of expressing his personal signature and shedding light on the aspects of life which tie us together, rather than separates us. Originally trained as a fine arts painter, Martin has later expanded his work into photography, video art and multimedia installations. He is a keen collaborator with artists from a wide range of disciplines (music, performance and visual art), with whom he has created a number of installations, performances, set designs, visuals for concerts, music videos and art exhibitions. Today, his work has been presented in the US, UK and large parts of Europe.
Since August 2014 Martin Thaulow has been portraying and documenting the life of refugees and the displaced with his project Refugee.Today. This has lead to an extensive series of refugee portraits and stories from his journeys to Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Martin Thaulow is a member of The Danish Union of Journalists, commissioned and working as a photojournalist for news media, magazines, NGO’s and organisations such as Amnesty, The Danish Refugee Council and Red Cross among others. His work has been sold and published in media such as Vice Denmark, Politiken, Internazionale.it, Adresseavis
Martin Thaulow was selected for an open call to participate in the 2018 Copenhagen Photo Festival: Photo City with his ongoing exhibition ‘Postcards from….’ .Focusing on human beings, Martin Thaulow has traveled to different destinations for more than 3 years to portray refugees living in the streets, refugee camps and asylum centers. With him, he has carried a portable studio that has enabled a photo series that shows the portrayed refugees free of co- narrative environments. Martin Thaulow’s work is at the intersection of classical portrait photography and photo journalism and can be considered as a dehumanization that often affects the public debate on refugees. The classic portraits of people on the run are both aesthetic and full of substance for thought. Since August 2014 Martin Thaulow has been portraying and documenting the life of refugees as one of his main fields. This has lead to an extensive series of refugee portraits from his journeys to Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon. A work which is still ongoing.