Elin Berge (b. 1978) lives and works in Umeå, Sweden. She holds a degree in Photojournalism from the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö. Additional to her own projects in still image and documentary film, she works with various clients on commission. She regularly gives artist talks and lectures. Elin has produced three photo books and a documentary film. She has had several solo exhibitions and her work is represented in the collection of the Hasselblad Foundation. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Swedish Authors Fund.

Elin is a member of the Scandinavian photographer's collective Moment and represented by INSTITUTE artist.

 

Monographs

2015 Kungariket (the Kingdom), Natur&Kultur

2009 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Atlas Publishing

2006 Slöjor (Veils), Atlas publishing

 

Films

2015 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), with Lars Berge, Mantaray Film

 
Solo Exhibitions

2016 Drottninglandet/Kungariket (the Land of Queens), Sune Jonsson’s Center for Documentary Photography, Umeå

2015 Drottninglandet/Kungariket (the Land of Queens), Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm

2015 Slöjor (Veils), Kiruna Stadshus

2015 Slöjor (Veils), Härnösands Konsthall

2014 Clear Blue, Galleri Alva, Umeå

2012 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga

2012 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Galleri Format, Malmö

2010 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Perspektivet, Tromsø

2009 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Västerbottens Museum, Umeå

2009 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), The Museum of Work, Norrköping

2009 Drottninglandet (the Land of Queens), Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg

2008 Suicide Girls/Veils, Menotrentuno, Young European Photography in Sardinia

2009 Slöjor (Veils), Folkets Hus och parker

2009 Slöjor (Veils), Fotomuseet, Visby

2009 Slöjor (Veils), the International Museum of Children’s Art, Stockholm

2008 Slöjor (Veils), Piteå Museum, Piteå

2007 Slöjor (Veils), Stockholms Läns Museum, Stockholm

2007 Slöjor (Veils), Falkenbergs Museum, Falkenberg

2007 Slöjor (Veils), NK-Villan, Nyköping

2006 Slöjor (Veils), second edition, Halmstads Stadsibliotek, Halmstad

2006 Slöjor (Veils), Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg

2006 Slöjor (Veils), Västerbottens Museum, Umeå

2006 Slöjor (Veils), the Museum of Work, Norrköping

2006 Slöjor (Veils), Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm

2004 Istanbul, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2003 Istanbul, Västerbottens Museum, Umeå

 

Grants and awards

2016 Two-year Working grant, the Arts Grants Committee 

2015 Working grant, Swedish Author’s Fund

2013 Working grant, the Arts Grants Committee

2012 Working grant, Swedish Author’s Fund

2010 Rosenström’s Prize

2009 Selected for consideration, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010

2009 Working grant, the Arts Grants Committee

2009 Artisan of the year, Umeå Fabriks- och Hantverksförening

2008 Scanpix Photo prize Nominee

2007 Fine art grant, Västerbottens Läns Landsting, Umeå

2007 Mention of honor, Swedish Picture of the Year

2007 JOOP SWART Master Class Nominee

2006 Scanpix Photo prize Nominee

2006 Georg and Hjordis Andersson grant

2006 the Arts Grants Committee grant for long term project, Stockholm

2004 The Museum of Work’s Prize for Documentary Photography, Norrköping

2004 Award of excellence, photojournalism portrait, Society for News Design

2004 NUDOK documentary award, Nordiska Museet

 

Education

2001-2003 Photojournalism, the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö

1999 History of ideas, Umeå University

 

Selected group exhibitions

2014 INSIGHTS by INSTITUTE Artists, theprintspace, London

2014 VODA –Vi och dom andra/Us and them, Sune Jonsson’s Center for Documentary Photography, Umeå

2014 VODA –Vi och dom andra/Us and them, Riga Photo Month

2014 Time’s slownes and life’s swiftness, Sune Jonsson’s Center for Documentary Photography, Umeå

2014 Moment Agency by Moment Agency, the Stockholm Photo Fair

2014 Scandinavian Moments by Moment Agency, Landskrona Photo Festival

2014 The rich and the poor, Virserums Konsthall

2013 3x3 Nora Hjo Eksjö, Eksjö Museum

2011 And time becomes a wondrous thing by Sune Jonsson, PM Gallery & House, London

2007 120 cm – a children’s exhibition by Moment Agency

2006 Hair, Upplands Museum, Uppsala

 

Anthologies
2014 Till häst genom Västerbotten, med Sven Björklund&Olof Wretling, Bonniers

2014 Scandinavian Moments by Moment Agency, Dokument Press

2013 3x3 Eksjö, Hjo, Nora, with photographers Pieter ten Hoopen and Lars Tunbjörk, Journal

2013 30 (30 years of Swedish documentary Photography), Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden

2009 Future Images, edited by Mario Cresci, Motta Cultura, Italy

2007 Da Capo, Journal, Sweden

 

International Artist Talks

2016 Lofoten International Photo Festival, Norway

2015 Trondheim Dokumentarfestival, Norway

2010 Perspektivet, Tromsø, Norway

2008 Citizens Without Boundaries, Diyarbakir, Turkey

 

Represented in collections

Hasselblad Foundation

Västerbottens Läns Landsting

 

Other merits

2016 Tedx Talk, Umeå

2012- Board member, Moment Agency

2008 - Board member, Sällskapet Sune Jonssons Vänner

2009-2014 Board member, Swedish Photo Authors

2011 Picture editor, Umeå University