Klaus Thymann started working as a photographer at the age of fourteen photographing 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 exhibited his work in numerous group shows and had solo exhibitions around the world. He has photographed global advertising campaigns for Nike, Levi’s, Nokia amongst others and has directed short films, music promos and exhibited moving image pieces. Coinciding with the release of his first book HYBRIDS, he had solo shows in New York, London and Copenhagen. HYBRIDS was produced over a period of 4 years and documented peculiar hybrid cultures around the planet, such as Snow Polo in St. Mortiz, Gay Rodeo in LA, Underwater Striptease in Chile, Underground Gardening in Tokyo – see hybrids-project.com. His recent project, Project Pressure, a Glacier Atlas, was conceived during his extensive travels on his global assignments. The project has official collaborations 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, London Cycling Campaign and more. In 2011, Klaus collaborated with i-D and Diesel for Diesel’s Treasure Island.