Linda Forsell is a freelancing photojournalist based in Stockholm working with a combination of shorter assignments and longer projects. She has been published in for example the Guardian, Washington Post, Vice Magazine, the New Yorkers photo booth, la Repubblica and most major Scandinavian publications. 

For the past six years she has worked extensively on women’s issues in the world, based out of New York. Her project Children having Children is a two year long commitment to following the lives of young mother's below 15 in Guatamala. The project has been exhibited extensively throughout Guatemala during 2015, and received recognition from the Visura Grant, the Swedish Picture of the Year and Arbetets Museum's Documentary photography Price. 

Between 2010 and 2012 Linda traveled to ten countries, documenting violence against women in the world in the project Cause of Death: Woman. In the beginning of 2012 the result was launched at www.causeofdeathwoman.com. Her project, Life’s a blast, from Israel and Palestine, became a book in 2012, at the same time as it was exhibited in Stockholm, Sweden. The series was one of the finalists of Magnum Expression Award in 2010, and it was exhibited at the Noorderlicht photo festival in 2009.

Linda also received recognition from the Swedish Arts Foundation, the Lead Awards, Flash Magenta Award and a nomination to the Magnum Emergency Fund among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally in for example Beijing, Sweden, London, Holland and the US.

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Clients/Features

Dagens Nyheter
The Guardian
Washington Post
Vice Magazine
The New Yorker
Lens Magazine (China)
Aftonbladet
Dagens Næringsliv
Roads and Kingdom
Amelia
Femmes en Résistance Magazine
Svenska Dagbladet
la Repubblica
Feeling Fame
Save the Children
Omvärlden
Fokus
Time.com
Pride Magazine
Cancerfonden
Språktidningen
Modern Psykologi
Gringo
etc. 


Awards/Sponsoring

2016 Winner, Arbetets Museum's Documentary photography Pricee
2016 Diploma from Norwegian Internasjonal Reporter Award
2015 The Visura Grant, Top Finalist
2015 The Wendela price, nominated
2015 Swedish Picture of the year, portrait category
2014 KW Gullers photo stipend
2013 Bronze winner in the German Lead Awards, reportage cathegory
2013 Awarded a grant from the Swedish Authors fund
2013 US Winner in the Magenta Flash Forward Award
2013 Awarded a grant from the Swedish Arts foundation for an upcoming project in Guatemala
2013 Nominated to the freelance award
2013 Swedish Picture of the Year, special prize winner
2012 One Life Photo Award, Ideas Category Winner
2012 Stockholm municipality, sponsoring the exhibition Life’s a blast
2011 Sigrid Rausing Foundation sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 SKR sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 Author Stieg Larsons inheritage administrate sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 SIDA sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 Finalist, Magnum Expression Awards
2008 Swedish picture of the year, Swedish story category.


Exhibitions

2015, Children having Children, solo exhibition, Cinelux, Guatemala City
2015, Children having Children, solo exhibition, Cooperacion Espanola, Antigua, Guatemala
2015, Cause of Death: Woman, solo exhibition,Värmland Museum
October 2013, Cause of Death: Woman, solo exhibition, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
September 2013, Magenta Flash Forward, Toronto
May 2012, Cause of Death: Woman solo exhibition at three venues in Beijing, China. The Ullens Center, Zhajia and One Yuan Co-op.
May 2012, Life's a blast, solo exhibition, Galleri London, Uppsala
March 2012, Life’s a blast, solo exhibition, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
February 2012, It’s a thin line between love and hate, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn New York
February 2011, KIDS, Upplands Väsby museum
February 2011, Framed Galleri Kontrast
April 2011, Portraet.nu at Norsk Folkemusem, Oslo
January 2011, Portraet.nu at Tikanojas Konsthem, Åbo, Finland
October 2010 Portraet.nu at Akureyri Kunstmuseum, Island
July-Sept 2010 Sort of Safe at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin
May 2010 Portraet.nu at Ljungbergmuseum, Sweden
September 2009, solo exhibition “Life’s a Blast” at Noorderlicht photo festival in Holland
April – Oct 2009, solo exhibition, Swedish police Museum
July 2009, HOST gallery London Summer show
December 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Katrineholm arts hall
August 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Stockholms stadsmuseum
July 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Concert hall Stockholm
February 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Dunkers Helsingborg
January 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Härnösand
August 2008, solo exhibition, Only Human, Skellefteå
June 2008, solo exhibition, Only Human, Blå Stället Gothenburg
August 2007, solo exhibition, Only Human, Galleri Kontrast Stockholm


Books

2012, Life’s a blast, solo project
2009, Human Conditions, Noorderlicht photo festival
2008, Sort of Safe, Nordic Master Class

 

© 2017 Linda Forsell via Visura