Don't miss the photographic event of the year!

Nordic Light International festival of photography
3rd–7th of May 2017, Kristiansund, Norway


photographers coming to the festival 2017

Go to the Festival 2017 page to read more about the photographers and guests!
(Der finner du også norsk informasjon.)
 

 Chair series no2, 1991

 Chair series no2, 1991

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 world's most famous personalities, including almost all the British Royal family. He is also known for his act photographs, 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.
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Gimsøybrua // Gimsøy Bridge

Gimsøybrua // Gimsøy Bridge

Morten Løberg

Morten Løberg 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.
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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. Read more (info coming soon)


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.

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Siri Dannevig

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Anne Stine Johnsbråten

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Peter Turnley

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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 Teacher and Student, Self-Portrait with Dorothée Smith

 Teacher and Student, Self-Portrait with Dorothée Smith

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.
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Missing sock, from project SOCK IT

Missing sock, from project SOCK IT

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.
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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.
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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.

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Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Lena Stjernström

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Gjester til talkshowet Ansikt til Ansikt

Guest coming to the talk show "Ansikt til Ansikt" (the talk show is in Norwegian).

Ansikt til ansikt:
Christian Ringnes


More about Nordic Light events
The organization behind the festival

When not organizing the festival, we still have a lot going on at Nordic Light. We have a gallery, which is open the whole year with different exhibitions. In our calendar you will find opening hours and more information about each exhibition (and about other events at the house). At the Nordic Light House, which also is the festival hub, we host a variety of different events during the year like creative meetings. Be sure also to follow our blog, where we post news about what we are working on and what is happening!