About

BIOGRAPHY

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.

I assisted photographer Peter Lindbergh from 2006 – 2009. James Dodd built this website with Unusual Light.

EDUCATION

2011 – 2013 – MA Sociology – Goldsmiths, London, UK
2007 – 2010 – BA Sociology – Université Paris VIII, Paris, France
2005 – 2006 – Paris Photographic Institute (Spéos)

AWARDS

10.2014 Nominated for TTs Stora Fotopris, Sweden (TT’s Big Photo Prize)

08.2014 Selected for Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 “An Ocean of Possibilities”

08.2014 Winner 2014 Tokyo International Photography Competition

08.2014 Finalist Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke

03.2014 Shortlisted for the 2014 Leica Oscar Barnack Award

01.2014 Nominated for the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award

09.2013 Winner The Contour by Getty Portrait Prize

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 Prix Pictet CONSUMPTION Nomination (River Valley Vernacular)

02.2013 Work Development grant (River Valley Vernacular), The John Kobal Foundation, London

11.2012 Nominee for PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2013

04.2012 Selected to participate in the 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

04.2012 Selected as one of the Magenta Foundations Flash Forward Emerging Photographers of 2012 with a special acknowledgement from the judges and an overall second prize

02.2012 2nd Price winner of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards (People category in the Photojournalism and Documentary section)

08.2011 The Taylor Wessing Portrait Price 2011 at the National Portrait Gallery (inclusion in the exhibition)

08.2011 Finalist for the 2011 Joan Wakelin Bursary (initiated by the Royal Photographic Society and The Guardian Picture Desk)

06.2011 Selected as a participant for the 2011 Descrubimientos PHE Portfolio Review at PhotoEspana in Madrid, Spain

04.2011 Selected as one of the Magenta Foundations Flash Forward Emerging Photographers of 2011

12.2010 “Into Oblivion” shortlisted for the PhotoVisura Grant for an outstanding personal photography project.

EXHIBITIONS

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

A selection of Online Press / Publications / Interviews can be found in the Tearsheets section