ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL
«Return» is exhibited in the 2016 main programme of Athens Photo Festival. The exhibition reflects the diversity of contemporary photography, presenting recent works by 85 established and emerging artists from 35 countries, 8 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks, spread across 5 exhibition halls at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. My exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Embassy & the Norwegian Institute in Athens.
ASSIGNMENT FOR TIME MAGAZINE
I was assigned to portray Auschwitz survivor Irene Weiss for Time Magazine when she was a witness in a trial in Detmold in Germany. More than 70 years after World War II, the prosecution of a 94-year-old former SS guard renews questions about how to assign blame for the Holocaust.
TEACHING IN HANNOVER
This semester I am teaching a class called “The Narrative Portrait” within the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography study course at the University of Applied Science and Arts Hannover, Germany.
EXHIBITION AT THE ARTS FESTIVAL NORTH NORWAY
My project «RETURN» will be exhibited in Gallery Nord Norge in Harstad during The Arts Festival North Norway. The opening is on June 18th and, and the exhibition is up until mid-August.
1ST PRIZE PORTRAIT
This year I was honored with a 1st prize in the Portrait category with my picture of Negin in the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award. «Return» also received 2nd prize in the Feature Norway category. You can find all the winning images here.
Portrait in Telegraph Magazine
Portrait shoot of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen for Telegraph Magazine.
PHOTO WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH
I am doing a workshop in my exhibition in Hamar Kulturhus for 12/13 year old youths for the next four weeks. The focus is the stories of the young asylum seekers in the exhibition, and to questioning how we see other people and their stories. The youths are supposed to make a portrait and to be photographed, in addition to written exercises. The workshop is organised by «The Cultural Schoolsack» (Den kulturelle skolesekken), a national programme for art and culture provided by professionals in Norwegian schools.
EXHIBITION IN HAMAR KULTURHUS
My new project «Tilbake» (Return) is exhibited in Hamar Kulturhus in Hamar, Norway. The exhibition is produced with support by Women’s International League for Peace&Freedom, and will be open until 10th December 2015.