Young Nordic Photographer of the Year 2018

In connection to the Autumn Salon 2017, we are announcing this year’s application opening for the next Young Nordic Photographer of the Year. The winner of this contest will receive a scholarship with the amount of 10,000 Euro, handed out by Fotografiska. The winner – whom we believe to be a young, bright and upcoming photographer also gets his/her own solo exhibition at Fotografiska. The aim with Young Nordic Photographer of the Year is to support new & leading talents from the Nordic region.

Application is closed

Fotografiska’s aim has since its inception 2010 been to show the world’s best photo exhibitions. During this time, a number of young Swedish photographers have received a unique opportunity to present their work to a large audience in a curated exhibition – through The Swedish Museum of Photography.

“To show and support new and young photography – both documentary and artistic – has been an important part of our vision all the way. Young Nordic Photographer of the Year is one of our ways of contributing to the young photo scene.” – says Per Broman, founder Fotografiska.

The total amount of the scholarship is 10,000 Euro. The winner also gets the unique and sought after opportunity to exhibit at Fotografiska, and is also awarded a mentor to help curate the exhibition and work together with Fotografiska.

The winner of Young Nordic Photographer of the Year 2016 and the third to win was Akseli Valmunen from Finland, and his exhibition The Same New Pet was held at Fotografiska during the summer of 2017.

Young Nordic Photographer of the Year award:

  • 10,000 Euro
  • Solo exhibition at Fotografiska – The Swedish Museum of Photography during spring/summer 2018
  • Collaboration & curation with a photographer/mentor

The exhibition at Fotografiska is expected to open during the late summer, 2018.

Applicants must be under 36 years of age and a citizen of a Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland). He or she needs to have a university degree or qualified professional education in photography and should have participated in at least one group- or solo exhibition.

Registration terms and conditions