Text: Jesper Storgaard Jensen Photos: Klaus Bo “Some years ago I was going to document life in a mosque in the Vesterbro neighborhood, in Copenhagen. A member of the neighborhood’s Pakistani community had died and the body was about to be sent to Pakistan. The deceased was lying in an open coffin in the mosque […]
About Klaus Bo
Klaus Bo is a self-taught professional Danish freelance photographer based in Copenhagen. He has a background as music educator from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, but during the course of his studies he took great interest in photograph. After completing the conservatory education, he threw himself 100% over the photograph and has been working full time with it ever since. Klaus Bo has worked as an independent photographer for various magazines, newspapers and organizations for the past 20 years. From the beginning of his career, he has focused in particular on social, anthropological and cultural stories, including Iraqi refugees in Syria, masked women in southern Iran, the Holi festival in India, the consequences of the Haiti earthquake, the refugee flow out of Libya and much more. He has received numerous Danish and international awards for his work and has worked with, among others, MSF (Haiti), CARE (Haiti, Niger, Nepal) and the Danish Refugee Council (Iraq, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti). For the past years he has been working to the Dead and Alive-project, where Klaus is working on exploring and putting into perspective our relationship with death.