Photographers exhibiting at the festival exhibition 2017

© John Swannell

© John Swannell

John Swannell

John Swannell started his career as a fashion photographer, but is today best known for his portraits. The 70-year-old has over the past decades photographed some of the worlds most famous personalities, including almost all the British Royal family. He is also known for his work with nude photography, which has been published in numerous books. Today he is considered one of the biggest names in British photography, and is still active as a photographer.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Morten Løberg Gimsøybrua // Gimsøy Bridge

© Morten Løberg
Gimsøybrua // Gimsøy Bridge

Morten Løberg

Morten Loberg has been working as a photographer since the late 70’s, and has shown his pictures in several exhibitions, including the The National Annual Autumn Exhibition in Oslo. He works mainly with black and white photography and recently released a book about darkroom techniques. Løberg has visited Nordic Light several times, and in 2016 he received the Leif Preus honorary award.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House
 

 
© Sølve Sundsbø

© Sølve Sundsbø

Sølve Sundsbø

Norwegian Sølve Sundsbø is in the international top league within fashion photography. Sundsbø’s images are both versatile and recognizable at once. He rarely uses only one style, but experiments both with technique and concepts. From the studio in London, he works for publications such as Vogue, i-D and Interview, and for fashion houses such as Chanel, Armani and Gucci. In 2011 the case "14 Actors Acting", which he created for the NYTimes, was awarded an Emmy.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Jane Evelyn Atwood

© Jane Evelyn Atwood

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Jane Evelyn Atwood was born in New York and has been living in France since 1971. She bought her first camera in 1976 and began taking pictures of a group of street prostitutes in Paris. Her work reflects a deep involvement with her subjects over long periods of time. Fascinated by people and by the idea of exclusion, she has managed to penetrate worlds that most of us do not know, or choose to ignore. She has also written ten books. 

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Boe Marion

© Boe Marion

Boe Marion

A cinematic expression meets mysticism and nature in the Norwegian fashion photographer Boe Marion's images. He is currently residing in Stockholm, and make shoots for renowned names like Vogue, Tiger of Sweden and Hervé Léger. In 2016 he was chosen as the photographer of the year by Swedish Elle – as he had been working as a professional photographer for only three years. The same year he also published his first photo book, The Tarn.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Iké Udé

© Iké Udé

IKÉ UDÉ 

Nigerian-born Iké Udé has been working as a photographer since the early 90’s, when he debuted with a photo series of himself imitating the covers of various fashion magazines. Since then both clothing and self-portraits have been important ingredients in his photographs, and Udé himself has twice been voted best dressed by Vanity Fair. His colorful images have been shown worldwide and are included in numerous collections. Udé is also a writer, and has published the book Style File: The World’s Most Elegantly Dressed, and he runs the art, culture and fashion magazine aRude.

Exhibited at:
Smia restaurant (soon)

 
© Siri Dannevig

© Siri Dannevig

SIRI DANNEVIG

After more than 30 years of work in the field of drama and theatre, Siri Dannevig got a new impulse and decided to end that era of her life. When she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s decease in 2009, her first thought was: Now I can start photographing!  According to Siri, a theatre performance is a piece of art in the moment, alive here and now. When creating a photography, we try to catch the moment, to keep it forever. For her, working with photography is a kind of staging, but she always leaves some part of the process to accidental circumstances.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Peter Turnley

© Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley

Over the past 30 years photojournalist Peter Turnley has traveled around the world and documented most of the major events of importance. The Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin wall, the liberation of Nelson Mandela, the September 11 attacks and the earthquake in Haiti in 2011 are just some of these. Among his works are also several portraits of famous world leaders, like Obama, Yeltsin, Putin, Gaddafi and Reagan, and long-term  projects on everyday life in Paris and in Cuba.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Knut Bry

© Knut Bry

Knut Bry

Knut Bry is recognized as a photographer, both nationally and internationally, working within a variety of genres. Travel reportages for Condé Nast Traveler, major fashion series for Vogue, illustration of books and exhibitions of his own art photographs are some examples of what he has been working with through a career spanning decades. He is well known for his color palette and use of light and shapes. Lately he has recognized himself for his humanistic projects, including the refugee crisis in Europe.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House
 

 
© Lene Marie Fossen

© Lene Marie Fossen

Lene Marie Fossen

In the autumn of 2016, Lene Marie Fossen received much media attention for her story. After 20 years with anorexia, she uses photography as her way out of the disease; as a way to stop time like she tried to do by not eating. She both photographs herself and takes portraits of others. Many of the pictures have been taken when travelling, including on Chios in Greece, which has been strongly affected by the refugee crisis.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Lucas Foglia

© Lucas Foglia

Lucas Foglia

Relations between man and nature in rural America are among the topics that occupy Lucas Foglia. He grew up on a small farm in the United States, where his parents had settled to live a life as self-sufficient. As a photographer, he has traveled in search of people who are trying to stay more or less "off the grid"; people who live without money, build their own house, fetching water from the creek. He also has photographed mining and ranch workers.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Mário Macilau

© Mário Macilau

Mário Macilau

Mário Macilau grew up under difficult circumstances in the Mozambique capital Maputo. He got his first camera in 2007, in exchange for his mother's cell phone, and immediately started to shoot. Today he works as a professional photographer based in the home country, focusing on projects with political, social and cultural themes. Macilau has exhibited his projects in several countries.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Helge Skodvin

© Helge Skodvin

Helge Skodvin

Helge Skodvin, born and based in Bergen in Norway, is working freelance for a number of magazines and newspapers, but is probably best known for their personal projects. Recently he has received much attention for the series A Moveable Beast, published as a book 2015 and that has toured the country in the form of an exhibition. The series shows stuffed animals like you have never seen them before; on their way to be packed down from the Natural History Collections in Bergen. The book Volvo 240 came out the same year, and is a fascinating photographic record of many of the remaining vehicles in the country of this type. Skodvin is a member of the agency Moment and is represented by Institute.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Jodi Bieber

© Jodi Bieber

JODI BIEBER

South African Jodi Bieber’s works reflect what she is thinking about the world and is reflected back through the voice of the people in them. Her professional career began covering the 1994 Democratic Elections in South Africa after attending three short photography workshop courses. A turning point was being selected to participate in the World Press Masterclass held in Holland in 1996. A door-opener to travel the world on assignment for international magazines and NGO’s. She has won numerous international awards including the Premier Award at World Press Photo in 2010. She continued to create her own projects and presently spends most of her time working this way. Her projects are exhibited both locally and abroad.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Elina Brotherus

© Elina Brotherus

Elina Brotherus

The Finnish art photographer is a part of the famous Helsinki School, a group of photographic artists educated at the University of Aalto, Finland. Brotherus’ works often consist of self-portraits, in relation to landscape, rooms and interior. The work is often autobiographical and she uses both photography and video. Brotherus has published several books, exhibited worldwide and has won numerous awards.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© French Cowboy

© French Cowboy

French Cowboy

The duo Mia MacFarlane and Julien Crouigneau appears behind the name French Cowboy, who has operated as photographers since 2012. She is a former painter and he product designer and AD. Together they produce photo projects with a distinctive and playful style. They also run the French art, photo and fashion magazine IRK.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House
 

 
©Mona Kuhn

©Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn

The Brazilian-born artist Mona Kuhn is best known for her dreamlike, large format photographs of the human body. With her ability to develop close relationships with those she photographs, she manages to create images where the models are naked, yet comfortable and relaxed. Kuhn is currently residing in the United States, and also makes assignments for commercial players. She has published several books and has an impressive exhibition business in galleries and museums worldwide.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Todd Hido

© Todd Hido

Todd Hido

Todd Hido is an American art photographer with photos of interiors and exteriors as his trademark. The pictures are however far from what you see in interior magazines. Suburban houses photographed in the dark of the night, worn inner spaces and an unusual color palette are just some of the elements that have made Hido a very attractive artist. The work of the 48-year-old is included in the collections of some of the world's most prestigious art institutions, and he has published several books.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Lena Stjernström

© Lena Stjernström

Lena Stjernström

Growing up with a father who was a keen photographer himself, Lena Stjernström early became familiar with looking at fine art objects, statues and to define beauty. Through the lense of his Zeiss Ikon camera, he taught her how to find the light and to catch the life in a picture. The camera became a way of communication, but also a way to view and explore the world. She was awarded “Vågåprisen 2012” by Morten Krogvold. “This is a photographer gambling with the expression – and her abilities”. Lena Stjernström currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and has been invited as “The Director’s Choice 2017”.

Exhibited at:
The Nordic Light House

 
© Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

© Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

Anne Stine Johnsbråten is a documentary photographer living in Oslo. She works on longer projects that deal with topics such as gender, identity and discrimination, and she has exhibited several works at home and abroad. Among her recent works are the project Volla vs Keeg – young in Oslo, where she follows a girl gang from the east side and one from the west side of Oslo oer a long period, and the project Women in Japan, which is about the woman's situation in today's Japan. In 2015 she was mentioned by TIME Magazine as one of eight Norwegian photographers you must follow.

Exhibited at:
Not available

 
© Johannes Lovund

© Johannes Lovund

JOHANNES LOVUND

22-year-old Johannes Lovund from the island Valderøy outside of Ålesund was recently voted Top Festival Photographer 2016. Born and bred among the Norwegian fjords, his interest in photography started at an early age. The nature was his biggest source of inspiration. Johannes began as a volunteer photographer at festivals organized by a company in his home region, and has since that photographed artists like Avicii, David Guetta, Alesso, 50 Cent og Elton John. He works both with photo and video. He was headhunted to be Kygo’s tour photographer, which has led him around the world, and his concert pictures have been seen by hundreds of thousands.

Exhibited at:
Braatthallen