About

Anne-Stine Johnsbråten (b.1983) is an independent documentary photographer living in Oslo. TIME called her one of “eight Norwegian photographers you need to follow” in 2015.

Johnsbråten mainly works with personal projects, combining reporting with portrait work to explore topics such as gender, identity and discrimination. Several of her long-term projects have been shown in renowned galleries and festivals in Norway and abroad, such as Henie Onstad Art Center and The House of Photography in Oslo, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover and Cortona on the Move in Italy. Fall 2017 she was invited for an artist residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA, the same year she also won first prize in Norwegian Picture of the Year 2016 for Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan. In 2012 she received the Tribute Prize from The Freedom of Expression Foundation in Norway for her work The Norwegian Roma.

James Estrin of The New York Times said that “Johnsbråten takes a social anthropological approach in her attractive, direct images that are without artifice and that capture the lives of her young subjects in intimate, spontaneous moments”, about her project Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo, published in The Norwegian Journal of Photography #2.

CV
Residencies
2017 – Artist residency at The Artist House at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Art and Art History Department

Solo exhibitions
2017 – DECODE BARCODE – The Museum of Oslo (Bymuseet), Oslo
2016 – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs Keeg – Ung i Oslo), Nydalen Library, Oslo
2015 – 2016 – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs Keeg – Ung i Oslo), Kunstpassasjen, Oslo
2015 – 2016 – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs Keeg – Ung i Oslo),The Museum of Oslo (Bymuseet), Oslo
2015 – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan, Gallery Scandinavian Photo, Oslo
2015 – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan, Elingaard Herregård, Fredrikstad Museum, Fredrikstad
2015 – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan, The house of Photography (Fotografiens hus), Oslo
2013 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), Stoppested Verden, Norwegian Jernbanemuseum, Hamar
2013 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), The House of Dance, Oslo
2012 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), Molde City Museum (Molde Bymuseum), Molde
2012 – The Roma Family Albums (Fra Romfolkets Familiealbum), curator, The Museum for Cultural History (Kulturhistorisk Museum), Oslo
2012 – The Roma Family Albums (Fra Romfolkets Familiealbum, curator, The Norwegian Roma Embassy (Den Norske Romambassade) with FFB (Fellesskapsprosjektet å Fortett Byen – Joar Nango, Håvard Arnhoff and Eystein Talleraas), Tullinløkka, Oslo
2011 – Family Matters (Fårikål og røde pølser), Galleri IKM, Oslo Museum, Oslo
2010 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), The Museum for Cultural History (Kulturhistorisk Museum), Oslo

Group exhibitions
2018 – Westwards and Family Matters – Lofoten International Photofestival
2017 – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo – Nordic Light International Festival of Photography
2016 – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover
2015 – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan, Cortona on the Move, Toscany
2014 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), Brudd 2014, Technical Museum in Oslo, City Museum in Bergen, Oslo City Museum, Vest-Agder Museum, Museum Vest and Árran lulesamisk center and The National Medical Museum.
2010 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), main exhibitor at Zoom Norway, Celica Art Gallery, Ljubljana
2010 – Old Dhaka Gym, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover
2009 – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge), Norwegian Documentary Photography, Henie Onstad Art Center (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter), Høvik
2006 – Camping in Denmark, Ian Parry Scholarship exhibition, Getty Images Gallery, London.
2003 – Young 2003, Gallery F15, Moss

Awards
2017 – 1st prize Documentary abroad, Norwegian Picture of the Year 2016 (Årets Bilde 2016) 2016 – 2nd prize Everyday Life, Norwegian Picture of the Year 2015 (Årets Bilde 2015)
2012 – The Tribute Prize (Fritt Ords Honnørpris), The Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation) for The Norwegian Roma.
2005 – Bronze in Portrait, The National Competition in Photography (Landskonkurransen 2005)

Published books
2018 – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Journal Publishing
2017 – Oslo – city of inequalities (Jørn Ljunggren (red.)) – Department of Sociology and Social Geography – co-author with the project Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo
2015 – Norwegian Journal of Photography #2, Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs. Keeg – Ung i Oslo)
2009 – Norwegian documentary photography (Norsk dokumentarfotografi i Dag), The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge)

Grants and funding
2017 – The Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation), Grant for publishing – Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan
2017 – Thorbjørn Wales Memorial Fund, Grant
2015 – Oslo municipality, Grant
2014 – The Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation), Grant – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs Keeg – Ung i Oslo)
2011 – Art Council Norway, Exhibition grant for establishing artists – Family (Fårikål og røde pølser)
2011 – Art Council Norway, Grant – Family (Fårikål og røde pølser)
2011 – Art Council Norway, A.C. Houen and C. Mohrs legacies for artists, Travel grant –  Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan
2010 -The Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation), Grant – Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan
2010 – Scandinavia – Japan Sasakawa Foundation, Grant – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan
2007 -The Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation), Grant – The Norwegian Roma (Romfolket i Norge)

Selected lectures and artist talks
2018 – Lofoten International Photofestival – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan, Everyday Muslim, Family Matters, Please Reverse and Westwards
2017 – St. Mary’s College of Maryland – Artist talk – Stories of belonging
2017 – Nordic Light International Festival of Photography – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo and Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan
2016 – Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism – Hannover – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo
2015 – DOK15 – The Norwegian national festival for documentary photography and photojournalism – Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo (Volla vs Keeg – Ung i Oslo)
2014 – Pecha Kucha Vol.29 – DogA – Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan

Other
2018 – Part of the project – 100 Norwegian Photographers
2009 – 2014 – Slideluck Potshow Oslo 1, 2 og 3, different multimedia productions.

Published articles and interviews
Time Magazine, Verve Photo, Foto Kvartale and more.
Aftenposten, A-magasinet, Morgenbladet, VG-helg, Klassekampen, Fotografi, NRK.no, NRK Dagsrevyen 21, NRK Østlandssendingen, NRK Radio Østlandssendingen, foto.no, fotografi.no, fotojournalisten.no, NRK P2 Kulturnytt, NRK P2 Kulturhuset, Radio Rakel, Klar Tale, Psykisk helse, Uniforum, Urbania magasin, Journalen, Romsdals budstikke, Nordstrands blad, Art & culture and more.

Education
2012 – 2013 – Oslo University – Graduate Certificate in Education
2010 –  Oslo University – Japanese studies
2005 – 2008 – Oslo University College – Bachelor in Photojournalism
2007 –  Danish School of Journalism, exchange semester in TV-journalism
2004 – 2005 – Norwegian School of Photography

Work experience and other experience
2017 – Guest lecturer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
2011 – Part time teacher at Fyrstikkalleen Senior High School (F21), Media and communication
2009 – Lecturer at Oslo University College
2006 – Documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist