Gjestvang received two prizes at the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism in Hannover. Her exhibited work “One Day in History” was awarded the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) “People’s Choice Prize”, selected by votes of the audience. She also received a honourable mention in the Freelens Award.
Photo: China Hopson/ HS Hannover
“Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” will be projected at this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles photo festival. Four other Panos photographers will also show their work: Mads Nissen, Jan Banning, Brian Sokol and Ivor Prickett.
Andrea was assigned to photograph the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård on his tour in the UK. The portraits were published in VG Helg Magazine.
Andrea was sent to Stavanger, to do a news feature story about the loss of a German immigrant family’s luck, in a small town on the Norwegian west coast. The husband killed his wife and mother of their two children.
Together with Norwegian photographer Hebe Robinson Andrea Gjestvang is exhibiting at the 6×6 Centre of Photography in Cyprus. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Embassy of Norway in Athens, «EEA and Norway Grants» and Athens Photo Festival. The exhibition opens Monday 12th May at 7.00 pm, and lasts until 7th June 2014.
Gjestvang’s project «One Day in History» has been selected out of nearly 1200 applications and will be exhibited with 59 other features at the 4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, 18th to 22nd of June 2013, in Hannover, Germany. This is the third time Gjestvang participates on the Lumix Festival. In 2010 she exhibited «Greenland – Disappearing Ice Age» and in 2012 «Everybody Knows This is Nowhere» was exhibited.
See the list of exhibiting photographers here.
Together with journalist Mona Grivi Norman (VG) Andrea Gjestvang did a story about Polo on Snow in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The feature was published in VG Helg magazine.
Saturday the 15th of February Andrea Gjestvang will present her photography work at Deichtorhallen/Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie in Hamburg. The presentation starts at 4 pm and is open to the public.
Haus der Photographie, Auditorium
In January I was invited to teach at the Photojournalism bachelor course at Oslo University College. The students were preparing to leave for Myanmar for a nine weeks stay there. First they will do a workshop and then produce individual projects. During our classes the main focus was the process of working with personal projects, and to help the students developing their ideas for Myanmar. In April I will be back to assist in the editing process. The work of all students will be published as an exhibition, a book and on a website in the spring.
Together with photographers Tommy Ellingsen and Paul Hansen I was invited to be in the jury of the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award. More than 2600 pictures were submitted. The winner will be announced 21st of March in Oslo.