New York, NY—Award-winning Danish photographer and conservationist Klaus Thymann is the newest addition to an esteemed group of artists, Hasselblad Ambassadors.
Thymann combines a multitude of skills, including journalism, image making, mapping and exploration, to document contemporary issues. His work is a call to take action in the ongoing climate emergency. Moreover, it takes him to all corners of the globe. He has explored glaciers and their disappearance in Uganda and Congo using new trekking routes.
He has also documented the relocation of the arctic town of Kiruna in northern Sweden. What’s more, Thymann conducted the only scuba dive of the world’s clearest lake in New Zealand. He is currently exploring underwater rivers on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Thymann continuously launches expeditions and has led teams on mountain treks on six continents, summiting peaks above 6,300m. Consequently, the magnitude of his work has allowed him to collaborate with organizations such as NASA and Oxford University. Moreover, he was featured on the BBC and CNN; his work has also appeared in National Geographic, Rolling Stone and the New York Times.
Recognizing a quickly shifting trend of climate change, Thymann also founded Project Pressure in 2008. The activist charity uses art to visualize environmental issues, inspiring awareness and elevated action globally. Commissioning distinguished artists to travel the world, the creatives are tasked with the mission to create eye-opening pieces focused on climate issues. Their work fuels not only discussion but also social and political change in the name of nature.
Subsequently, Project Pressure has forged partnerships with the World Glacier Monitoring Service and NASA, among others. The partnerships have resulted in the pioneering of innovative technological developments.
As a proud partner of Project Pressure, Hasselblad’s collaboration with Thymann goes back multiple years. As a longtime Hasselblad user, he has embarked on numerous expeditions using all types of Hasselblad cameras, from the classic 500-series analog cameras to the Hasselblad H system and X1D II 50C.
“I’ve always shot on Hasselblad since very early on in my career,” Thymann said. “It is quality and very reliable; both crucial when working in remote locations. It’s not a hobby. It’s a job, so it makes sense to have the best really.”
To learn more about Hasselblad Ambassador Klaus Thymann as well as see images from his projects, visit www.hasselblad.com/ambassadors/klaus-thymann/.
Hasselblad prides itself on working with photographers from around the globe who represent innovation and excellence in their field. The Hasselblad Ambassadors program is a recognition in the photography industry made up of a select group of professional photographers. Moreover, these photographers have a long-standing relationship with the Hasselblad brand.
Spanning various countries as well as specialties, “Hasselblad Ambassadors encompass a rich spectrum of styles, techniques and stories that illustrate the broad capabilities of the Hasselblad system,” according to the company.
Furthermore, members of the group include British advertorial/fashion and product photographer Karl Taylor; surrealist Swedish artist Erik Johansson; USA-based British portrait photographer Platon; fine art American/Austrian duo Cooper & Gorfer; as well as Indonesian landscape artist Hengki Koentjoro.