I am currently participating in the exhibition Emerging at Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Emerging presents images by more than 90 emerging photographers from around the world who bring a fresh perspective and creative techniques to professional photography. The exhibit explores how a new generation of photographers examines a variety of topics, from the personal to the global: youth culture, family, the environment, economic uncertainty, conflict and civil unrest, and the nature of the photographic image.
The exhibition was organized in partnership with Photo District News (PDN), and is comprised of works from photographers who have been featured in «PDN’s 30», Photo District News’ annual selection of 30 new and emerging photographers to watch.
I photographed Ukraine’s ex president Viktor Yushchenko in Kiev for VG Helg magazine. He won the presidential election that led to Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004. During his election campaign Yushchenko was poisoned with dioxin. Journalist Roy Freddy Andersen did the interview.
This year I was honored with two prizes in the Norwegian Picture of the Year award in Oslo. First prize in the Sports Feature category for a story about chess boxing and third prize in the same category for a reportage about Polo on Ice in St. Moritz. Both stories were made for VG Helg magazine. See all the images at the «Årets Bilde» website.
In fall 2014 I was assigned by the Norwegian publisher Kagge to photograph Berlin for their new travel guide about the German capital. The guide is written by journalist and author Erle Marie Sørheim and was launched in January. Here you can browse through the first pages of the book.
One Day in History was published in The Sunday Times Spectrum, January 25th.
I am thrilled to announce that I have received a project grant from the German art foundation VG Bild-Kunst for my ongoing project on the Faroe Islands. Here you can view all awarded photographers.
For VG Helg magazine I did a story about the world’s greatest art forgers, Wolfgang and Helene Beltracchi.
In collaboration with Canon and Interfoto, I will present my work during PhotoCamp in Oslo, November 13th at 7 pm. The lecture is open to the public. For more information please visit Heartbeat.