I am a Swedish photographer based in London. Having studied journalism, photography and sociology, my work focuses on human relations in a western, contemporary environment.
As I use sociology as a frame of research and approach to my self-initiated projects, I am particularly interested in issues that relates to the body and its association with notions like ‘self’ and ‘identity’.
My recently completed project “Into Oblivion” is an example of my long-term personal work, combining photography and sociology. For three years I worked on a photographic project investigating the politics of ageing in the western world with a focus on care policies for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Since the project’s completion I have been invited by schools, independent organizations and galleries to talk about the series and my approach to photography.
I am also regularly commissioned by the weekly and monthly press such as New York Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Intelligent Life, Monocle Magazine, FT Magazine, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and I collaborate with cultural institutions and social scientists, using photography as a tool within academic research.
2011 – 2013 – MA Sociology – Goldsmiths, London, UK
2007 – 2010 – BA Sociology – Université Paris VIII, Paris, France
2005 – 2006 – Paris Photographic Institute (Spéos)
11.2016 Winner, The Bob and Diane Fund Grant for work on Alzheimer’s disease
07.2016 Fellowship and Grant “Aging Democracies”, Open Society Foundation
04.2016 Finalist, International Festival of Fashion and Photography, HYERES 2016
07.2015 Winner, 2015 Photodocumentary Award from Arbetets Museum, Sweden
01.2015 Selected, American Photography 30 (2014)
12.2014 Finalist, Bar Tur Photobook Award, The Photographers Gallery
10.2014 Shortlisted, TTs Stora Fotopris, Sweden (TT’s Big Photo Prize)
08.2014 Selected, Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 “An Ocean of Possibilities”
08.2014 Winner, Tokyo International Photography Competition 2014
08.2014 Finalist, Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke
03.2014 Shortlisted, Leica Oscar Barnack Award 2014
01.2014 Nominated, Foam Paul Huf Award 2014
09.2013 Winner, The Contour by Getty Portrait Prize 2013
08.2013 Winner, Night Contact Festival Grant / Commission (short film Mady & Monette)
08.2013 Finalist, Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke
07.2013 Nomination, Prix Pictet CONSUMPTION (River Valley Vernacular)
02.2013 Work Development grant (River Valley Vernacular), The John Kobal Foundation, London
11.2012 Nominee, PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2013
04.2012 Selected participant, 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
04.2012 Selected, Magenta Foundations Flash Forward Emerging Photographers of 2012, with special acknowledgement from the judges and an overall second prize
02.2012 2nd Price winner, 2012 Sony World Photography Awards (People category, Photojournalism and Documentary section)
08.2011 The Taylor Wessing Portrait Price 2011, National Portrait Gallery (inclusion in the exhibition)
08.2011 Finalist, 2011 Joan Wakelin Bursary
06.2011 Selected participant 2011 Descrubimientos PHE Portfolio Review, PhotoEspana in Madrid, Spain
04.2011 Selected, Magenta Foundations Flash Forward Emerging Photographers of 2011
12.2010 Shortlisted, PhotoVisura Grant for an outstanding personal photography project.
08.2014 River Valley Vernacular as part of Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 “An Ocean of Possibilities”
08.2014 “Mady & Monette” (Group) Tokyo International Photography Festival, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
10.2013 “Mady & Monette” (Solo) Galerie Polka, Paris, France
03.2013 ‘Thresholds’, (group show), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
11.2012 Magenta Foundations Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2012 (group show), Touring Exhibition, Toronto, CA, London, UK, Boston, US
07.2012 The Royal Academy of Arts Summer show 2012, (group show), London UK
07.2012 ‘The World In London’, (group show) The Photographers Gallery, London UK
02.2012 World Photo London, ‘Mady and Monette’, (group show), Somerset House, London UK
10.2011 Emerging Artists Auction, (group show), Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY
11.2011 The Taylor Wessing Portrait Price 2011, (group show), National Portrait Gallery, London UK
09.2011 “Into Oblivion”, (Solo) Getxophoto 2011 “In praise of elderly”, Bilbao, Spain
09.2008 “Worldwide Portraits”, (group show), “1000 Regards – tourism responsable”, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France