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Klaus Thymann started working as a photographer at the age of fourteen shooting tourists in Copenhagen for the Canal Tour. In 1996 he was the youngest ever winner of the Scandinavian Kodak Gold Award and a year later he co-founded a biannual magazine, Virus, which was the first magazine to uncover Echelon. The feature ultimately led to an investigation by a committee of the European Parliament with a report published in 2001. Currently Thymann is a contributor to publications including i-D, V, POP and EXIT. He has photographed global advertising campaigns for Nike, Levi’s and Nokia, amongst others. For his ‘Project Pressure’, a Glacier Atlas, Klaus collaborated with NASA and The World Glacier Monitoring Service. Throughout his career Thymann has directed films and undertaken pro bono assignments for charities and NGOs such as The World Health Organization and UNICEF, Red Cross. In 2013 he won the Sony World Photography Award with his i-D shoot set in remote glaciers in Iceland.

Describe yourself…shorts-wearing, filmmaker, location, obsessive, mapping-projects.
What is your career highlight? I really hope that is yet to come.
Favourite food? Does coffee count?


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