Per Bak Jensen (born 1949) is often (rightfully) said to be a pioneer in his field. In his tireless search for photographic expression, he has created a number of photographic series which have established him as one of the most important art photographers in Scandinavia. For Bak Jensen, who never manipulates his images, it is essential to catch a certain timelessness which, in his own words, captures “the being of places”. Per Bak Jensen was, until 2009, Associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and through his unique photographic working methods he has inspired many young Scandinavian artists. His work is represented in a number of public collections worldwide, including MoMA, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris.