NJP calls for new photographers

NJP calls for new photographers

Documentary photography in Norway has experienced a pronounced renaissance over the last decade, establishing its position as a self-standing genre, autonomous from Art and press photography. Owing to the Fritt Ord Foundation’s support for the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP), a growing number of Norwegian photographers have had a new platform to...
Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now

Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now

On 5 December, former NJP photographer Eivind H. Natvig will be launching his book “Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now” in Oslo. “Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now” is Eivind H. Natvig’s own view of his homeland. He portrays a Norway free of hackneyed clichés such...
Knut Egil Wang with book

Knut Egil Wang with book

NJP photographer Knut Egil Wang recently launched his project “Southbound” in book form, published by Journal. The photographer, a member of the second round of the Norwegian Journal of Photography, recently launched his project about Norwegians in the ‘South’ in the book “Southbound”. The project, which he has worked on...
Two days of book editing

Two days of book editing

This weekend marked the final round of editing for the eight NJP photographers. The photographers got one hour each with the editors Rune Eraker, Laara Matsen, Espen Rasmussen and the publicist Gösta Flemming. The four presented their editing suggestions to the photographers, and they collaborated on the final choices for...
Bendiksen and Kvaal included in the book “Landmark”

Bendiksen and Kvaal included in the book “Landmark”

NJP photographers Jonas Bendiksen and Ivar Kvaal are represented in the Thames & Hudson book “Landmark – The Fields of Landscape Photography”. William A. Ewing, curator and author in the field of photography, has selected 240 photos taken by more than 100 photographers, all of whom represent an individual or...
On Instagram

On Instagram

The Norwegian Journal of Photography is now on Instagram under the user name @njournalphotography. Follow us on Instagram to view the photographer’s projects and get a look “behind the scenes” at NJP. User name on Instagram: @njournalphotography
My project: Tomm W. Christiansen

My project: Tomm W. Christiansen

“The Bloodlands” examines an area of Europe that extends from Lithuania in the north to Ukraine in the south, cutting a swath in which Hitler and Stalin inflicted inconceivable suffering on the local populations. There are still questions about who did what and to whom. Generally speaking, there is a...
My project: Margaret M de Lange

My project: Margaret M de Lange

The project I am working with – “Invisible scars” – is a personal documentary. I photograph people, places and situations around me. I am very close to the people, but sometimes I also take pictures of total strangers that I encounter. I have always been attracted to the dark side...
My project: Terje Abusdal

My project: Terje Abusdal

My work involves taking photographs of Oslo’s old garbage tips on the Long Islands, which are now a popular area for recreation and swimming. The main island is the only one that is accessible by ferry from Oslo where people are allowed to spend the night. Each year, the island...
Gathering momentum in Holmsbu

Gathering momentum in Holmsbu

The photographers featured in the second edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography gathered on the weekend of 9 to 12 January to edit their projects, discuss their progress and draw inspiration from Norwegian and international guests. Thursday evening was kicked off with a talk by Kari Hesthamar from the...
Presenting the photographers

Presenting the photographers

The eight new photographers in NJP represent a myriad of photographic directions.  Now you can see a selection of their pictures and read the editorial board’s grounds for the choice of the eight photographers here at njp.no. Extracts are also presented from the photographers’ project descriptions. Click on  “Participants 2013″...
Eight new photographers selected for NJP

Eight new photographers selected for NJP

The first edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) was launched in April this year. Now eight more photographers have been selected for a new edition of NJP. More detailed information about each individual photographer will be presented on this website soon. The Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) is...
Browse the first edition of NJP

Browse the first edition of NJP

Norwegian Journal of Photography is now available in both domestic and international bookstores. The feedback on the first edition is good, and you can now purchase the book – which comes in a circulation of 1.000 copies – on PhotoBookStore.co.uk. It is Journal who is publishing the book in close...
Won the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Won the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

Andrea Gjestvang has won the main prize in the  the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards for her series “One day in history”. With more than 122.000 entries from over 170 countries, Gjestvang received the L’Iris d’Or Thursday night in an award ceremony in London. The judges voted unanimously for Gjestvang’s...
Did well at ‘Picture of the Year’ Awards

Did well at ‘Picture of the Year’ Awards

Several of the NJP photographers acquitted themselves very well at the 2013 Picture of the Year awards, winning a total of seven prizes. Andrea Gjestvang received the 2013 Picture of the Year Award  for her portrait of 15-year-old Ylva Schwenke from Tromsø, a survivor of the tragic massacre on Utøya...
NJP to Festival of Photography

NJP to Festival of Photography

The Norwegian Journal of Photography will be on the programme at the photography festival Dok:13 in Fredrikstad. From Thursday, 30 May, up to and including Saturday, 1 June, the Doc:13 Photo Festival will be organised under the auspices of the Press Photographers’ Club, Norway at the new House of Literature...
First edition of NJP launched

First edition of NJP launched

Friday, 5 April marked the launch of the first edition of the Norwegian Journal of Photography. The book can be ordered online for NOK 399. The premises of the Fritt Ord Foundation were filled to bursting when the Norwegian Journal of Photography, published in collaboration with the Swedish publishing house...
NJP presented in the New York Times

NJP presented in the New York Times

The New York Times presents a major report on NJP and the photographers’ projects on their photo blog Lens Blog. Helge Skodvin gives an account of his work documenting the Norwegian landscape and the Volvo 240: “More than any other car, the Volvo 240 has been a symbol of Norwegian...
The book in print

The book in print

The Norwegian Journal of Photography #1 is now in print. The Norwegian Journal of Photography #1, containing stories by the 10 photographers Andrea Gjestvang, Eivind H. Natvig, Helge Skodvin, Ellen Lande Gossner, Ingvild Vaale Arnesen, Karin Beate Nøsterud, Linda B. Engelberth, Marie Sjøvold, Monica Larsen and Oddleiv Apneseth, is being...
Last round of editing

Last round of editing

Following a weekend in Oslo with a final review of all the photographs, editing is now complete on the series of the 10 NJP photographers. On 13 and 14 October, the photographers met at the Fritt Ord Foundation’s premises in Oslo to make the final selection of pictures for their...
Five days of ideas and frustrations

Five days of ideas and frustrations

Five days with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb as mentors. Insight into radio documentary. Advice and photo reviews with Josh Lustig of Panos Pictures. Workshop at Holmsbu packed with frustrations, new discoveries and learning. The primary topic was picture editing. Along with his partner Rebecca Norris Webb, Magnum photographer...
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NJP calls for new photographers

NJP calls for new photographers

Documentary photography in Norway has experienced a pronounced renaissance over the last decade, establishing its position as a self-standing genre, autonomous from Art and press photography. Owing to the Fritt Ord Foundation’s support for the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP), a growing number of Norwegian photographers have had a new platform to showcase their independent, long-term projects...
Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now

Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now

On 5 December, former NJP photographer Eivind H. Natvig will be launching his book “Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now” in Oslo. “Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now” is Eivind H. Natvig’s own view of his homeland. He portrays a Norway free of hackneyed clichés such as beautiful fjords and blonds....
Knut Egil Wang with book

Knut Egil Wang with book

NJP photographer Knut Egil Wang recently launched his project “Southbound” in book form, published by Journal. The photographer, a member of the second round of the Norwegian Journal of Photography, recently launched his project about Norwegians in the ‘South’ in the book “Southbound”. The project, which he has worked on for a lengthy period of...
Two days of book editing

Two days of book editing

This weekend marked the final round of editing for the eight NJP photographers. The photographers got one hour each with the editors Rune Eraker, Laara Matsen, Espen Rasmussen and the publicist Gösta Flemming. The four presented their editing suggestions to the photographers, and they collaborated on the final choices for printing in the second edition...
Bendiksen and Kvaal included in the book “Landmark”

Bendiksen and Kvaal included in the book “Landmark”

NJP photographers Jonas Bendiksen and Ivar Kvaal are represented in the Thames & Hudson book “Landmark – The Fields of Landscape Photography”. William A. Ewing, curator and author in the field of photography, has selected 240 photos taken by more than 100 photographers, all of whom represent an individual or original way of looking at...