Keld Helmer-Petersen

Photographs 1941–1995


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Gerry Badger, Finn Thrane


Keld Helmer-Petersen is the oldest and most internationally renowned Danish photographer. His first photobook, 122 Colour Photographs, is considered unique for its time, and he made a name for himself when LIFE Magazine published several pages from the book in 1949.

His style is modernistic and experimental with a lyrical simplicity. It depicts the beauty and fascination that his eyes and mind capture in his immediate surroundings, often turning them into graphic structures. His use of colour is masterly, and the landscapes and portraits own a quiet and simple beauty.

The preface, A way of Seeing, is by the English writer and photographer Gerry Badger, and the introductory essay is by Finn Thrane, the former head of the Museum of Photographic Art in Odense. Every chapter has a short introduction by the photographer himself; the book concludes with an interview between Keld Helmer-Petersen and Martin Parr.

Additional information

Weight 1718 g
Dimensions 27 x 31.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2020
Number of pages 292
Format Hardback
Dimensions 27 x 31.1 cm
Weight 1718 g


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Gerry Badger is a practising photographer, curator and writer. He received the J Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2018. Finn Thrane is a founding director of Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, 1985-2007, and founder and co-editor of KATALOG, Journal of Photography 1988-2007. He is also a writer, photography mentor, lecturer and artistic adviser for the internet gallery