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fodor13

Björn Nilsson

 

I am essentially a cultural scientist specializing in media- and communication based in Stockholm. 

I started my career as a photography for local pappers in the 90`s, then switched path and began studying at JMK (Department of journalism, Media- and communication ).

I have always expressed myself through images, whether it`s through photography, paintings or drawings. 

In recent years I have become more and more interested in human relations and society as a whole, how it effects us.

I often use light with great passion when portraying the environment and people I capture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stories portrayed by Björn Nilsson instantly allow the viewer to access a very private and intimate atmosphere.

Every single image he creates is, in fact, a story full of emotions, arising both from real daily events and his mind’s imagination.
With the project Samtal Misslyckades (Failed Conversation) started in 2022, Nilsson explores the intimacy of human relationships and the inner ruptures generated by power structures, role struggles, silences.

He narrates the story of his couple’s life and dynamics where balances have started to collapse, staging his visions in front of the camera or just drawing them into a travel book.

Before becoming photographs, Nilsson’s images exist inside his mind and most of the time the work overlaps his life, emotions and thoughts.
The suspended and imaginary dimension he achieved with photography comes from a research that, at a first sight, seems more anchored to a documentative analysis: he tells personal narratives together with the social reality he observes.

The result is a universal story of losing communication everybody can relate to.


He selects provocative and direct images that, even with the discomfort they generate, communicate a language of connection, inspired from the most understandable feelings of humanity, the ones of relationships.
In this extreme truth, rupture of ideal life’s equilibrium, as well as of the ideal image’s construction, are grounded in the motivations to select the Swedish artist. Björn Nilsson does not follow any photographic genre, preferring all the possible extensions that his imagination produces in the name of storytelling.

They walk the thin line between documentary and fiction, between personal behaviour and an entire cultural identity.

                                                                                        Claudia Bigongiari

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming

Beneath the Surface 

1-7 July 2024

Groupexhibition 

Profifoto + Galerie la grande vitrine

Arles

Will take part in Copenhagen Photofestival 2024 as a selectee

In april this year a cooperation between 3 photographer 

1 photographer from Sweden (fodor13)

2 from South Africa (Ngoma KaMphahlele and Tsheposo Mabula)

We will exhibit in Stockholm in April at the Southnord gallery 

The Int. Lab and Market photo workshop is also involved as partners 

Will be part of Bananrepubliken and Kulturkossans Vårsalong 11maj 2024

Will take part at PLANKET in august/Stockholm

Acknowledgement

Awarded scholarship

Längmanska kulturfond 

2024

Athens photo festival

Shortlisted 

2024

Interview with Claudia Bigongiari

for Pellicola Magazine

https://www.pellicolamag.com/blog/bjorn-nilsson/

2024

 

 

Phroom- Platform for visual culture

https://phroomplatform.com/bjorn-nilsson-fodor/

2024

Mucho Mas!

Shortlisted 

2024

Copenhagen Photo Festival

Shortlisted

2024

Helsinki Photo Festival

Nordic Village

4aug-30oct 2023

Interview Mitti

https://www.mitti.se/nyheter/han-vill-gora-upp-med-svartvit-farstabild-6.3.65873.bd6c0c58bc#.ZAtQ7Ybnd4Y.mailto

Featured in Zone magazine book

"The big rot"

2023

Artist feature

Der Grief 2022

https://dergreif-online.de/artist-feature/bjorn-nilsson/

Interview

Frames Magazine 2022

https://readframes.com/frames-photography-podcast-with-bjorn-nilsson/

Scholarship

Svenska fotografers förbund

Vistelse Stipendium Kavalla 2023

CV

The Int. Photo Lab-Focus Africa

Gamleby folkhögskola HT 22/VT 2023

Projektår/fotografi

Folkhögskolan Forsa 2022/2023

Visuell gestaltning

Folkhögskolan Katrineberg

2020

Fotografiska Processer
Folkhögskolan Gamleby
2019/2020


 CFF
Projektledning under Susanne Fesse
HT18


 Journalisthögskolan
Våren 05
Media- och kommunikationsvetenskap, C-kurs 20p

Stockholms Universitet
Hösten 2004
Statsvetenskap, 20p

Stockholms Universitet
Våren 2004
Kulturvetarlinjen, 20p

Stockholms Universitet
2003-2004
Konstvetenskap, 40p

Journalisthögskolan
2002-2003
Media- och kommunikationsvetenskap. 40p

Awards 

Prix de la Photographie de Paris

Honorable mention 2021

Photobook "Samtal misslyckades"

Tokyo photo awards

 Honorable Mention 2020

Photobook "Gubbängen"

Documentary Family award

First prize "Travel"

Third prize "Best overall picrure"

2020

Lenzburg foto festival

"Times under pressure"

First prize

2020

Photo Chronicles

"Portraits"

First Prize 

2019

Life framer

"Human body"

Honourable mention

2018

Seko tidningen

First prize

2017

Vernissage

"HOME"

Galleri SouthNord

2024

"Samtal misslyckades"

Candyland

2023

"Farsta"

Bananrepubliken/kulturkossan

2023

Sommarsalongen

Bananrepubliken/kulturkossan

2023

"Farsta"

Galleri 316 Kubik

2023

"Pepping tom"

Galleri 316 Kubik

Grupputställning

2022

Salong CFF

Centrum för fotografi

Grupputställning

2021

"Access denied"

Galleri Axel 

2020

Dokumentärsalongen

Arbetarnas museum 

Grupputställning

2020

"Allas rätt till kärlek"

Scandinavian photo Stockholm/Göteborg

Grupputställning

2019

Salong CFF

Centrum för fotografi

Grupputställning 

2019

Dokumentärsalongen 

Arbetarnas museum 

Grupputställning

2018

Dokumentärsalongen

Arbetarnas museum 

Grupputställning

2017

"Skördetid"

Galleri Korn

2016

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