CANON STUDENT PROGRAM IN PERPIGNAN I was invited by Canon to be a mentor in the Student Program during Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.
WALL STREET JOURNAL I photographed Namtulla, a Chinese Uighur living in exile in Oslo, for the Wall Street Journal. His father was detained last year after Namtulla refused to send identification documents back home to Chinese police. Chinese authorities, fearing radical influence, threaten to throw family members still in the country’s far west Xinjiang region into detention.
PHOTO EDITOR IN VG HELG MAGAZINE For the past months I have been working as a photo editor in VG Helg magazine, Norway’s leading weekend magazine.
VG HELG MAGAZINE Portrait story with politician Jonas Gahr Stoere, leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition in Norway for VG Helg magazine.
GRANT FROM THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FOUNDATION I am very honored to share that I have received a project grant from The Freedom of Expression foundation to finish “No Man is an Island”.
THE BEST OF SZ MAGAZIN PHOTOS My portrait of Ylva is included in Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin’s best of photos issue, along great photography from the magazine’s past 30 years. Christoph Cadenbach wrote a nice text.
EXHIBITION AT NORDIC LIGHT FESTIVAL I was invited to Nordic Light International Festival of Photography in Kristiansund (NO) to exhibit «No Man is an Island» and present my work during a public lecture. The exhibition is open until May 6th.
DER SPIEGEL Portrait of Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad for Der Spiegel. Read the interview by Xaver von Cranach here.
VISITING SCHOOLS This week I am touring high schools in Norway with «The Cultural Schoolsack», a national programme for art and culture, presenting a series of projects about youth.
THE NEW YORK TIMES Assignment for The New York Times about the conflict regarding «A House to Die In» by artist Bjarne Melgaard on Edvard Munch’s former estate in Oslo. Read the full story here.