Joakim Eskildsen is known for his photographic documentary monographs such as The Roma Journeys and American Realities, depicting communities on the fringe. Despite seemingly melancholic undertones, Eskildsen achieves an overwhelming closeness and intimacy in his work, often by living alongside his subjects for long periods of time. Nordic Signs is a photographic work on Northern Europe, a hymn to nature, and the people who live in it. The photographs were made in Norway, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, on Iceland, and the Faroe Islands from 1989-1994.
— I think I have a sense of them here, something which is wild and yet inhabitable, but with a strong sense of weather, and wind, and destiny."
– Joakim Eskildsen