Andrea Gjestvang

 Andrea Gjestvang. Photo: Jan Tippe © 

Andrea Gjestvang. Photo: Jan Tippe © 

Lecture: Thursday 14.00–15.00 in Caroline Cinema

Exhibition: gallery The Bakery (The Nordic Light House) 

Gallery Talk: Thursday 19.00–19.30



About Andrea Gjestvang

With an intimate photographic approach, Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang (born 1981) explores political and social issues often connected to the lives of adolescents. In 2012, she finished “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the massacre on Utøya 22 July 2011. The project gained international recognition, including the prestigious L'Iris d'Or/Sony World Photographer of the Year 2013.

Andrea’s fascination and interest in remote and inaccessible environments in the North, has brought her to Greenland, Northern Norway and the Faroe Islands, where she explores the intimate lives and persistence of people in vulnerable communities.

Andrea was selected for Joop Swart Masterclass (2010) and PDN’s 30 New and Emerging photographers (2012) and she has won the Picture of the Year Norway (2013). In 2017 she gave a TEDx talk in Germany. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums such as Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts (UCCA) in Bejing, Münchner Stadtmuseum and Galerie Vasli Souza in Malmö. She has participated in several photo festivals, including the Lumix Festival in Hannover, Athens Photo Festival and New York Photo festival. Her pictures have appeared in TIME, Wall Street Journal, M Le Monde, D La Repubblica, New York Times, Stern, WIRED, Newsweek, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin etc.

Andrea teaches photojournalism in Hannover, she writes about photography for the Norwegian Journalist Association, leads debates and teaches workshop for school children.

The photographer is a member of Panos Pictures.


Selection of work by Andrea Gjestvang