Famous Photographers from Norway

List of notable or famous photographers from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top photographers born in Norway and even some popular photographers who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian photographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These photographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known photographer from Norway is included when available.

List includes Petter Hegre, Pål Sletaune and more.

This historic photographers from Norway list can help answer the questions "Who are some Norwegian photographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous photographers from Norway?" These prominent photographers of Norway may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Norwegian photographers.

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  • Anders Beer Wilse
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    Anders Beer Wilse (12 June 1865 – 21 February 1949) was a Norwegian photographer who documented Norway in the early to mid-20th century and also worked in the United States. Wilse was born in Flekkefjord, but grew up in Kragerø and decided early to become a sailor. After having graduated with a technical degree from the technical school in Horten in 1882. Wilse emigrated to the United States in 1884. He did not find work in the beginning, but eventually settled in Seattle working for the United States Geological Survey. He is reported to have acquired his first camera in 1886. He opened a photography store in Seattle in 1897, after having visited Norway, and married Helen Marie ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1865-1949)
    • Birthplace: Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Anne Helene Gjelstad

    Anne Helene Gjelstad (9 May 1956 in Oslo) is a Norwegian photographer and fashion designer. As a photographer, she mainly works with portraits, fashion and documentary, but also with interiors, products and lifestyle. Gjelstad is educated from Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry from 1982. She then had her own fashion studio for design and production of exclusive models. For 5½ years, she also had her own knitting production in Estonia for the Norwegian and international market. In 2009, she completed at two-years course in digital photography at Bilder Nordic School of Photography. She has also participated in workshops with Morten Krogvold, Mary Ellen Mark, Joyce Tenneson ...more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Norway
  • Bård Løken

    Bård Løken (born 6 February 1964 in Vadsø) is a Norwegian photographer, living in Elverum. He has worked as a photographer since 1985. He has taken pictures for a number of books, and worked with some of Norway's best known authors since the start of the 1990s. Løken mainly deals with nature and landscape photography. He has also been picture editor for the last four issues of NAF Veibok. Løken is a member of Norske Naturfotografer and signed to the picture agency Samfoto .
    • Age: 58
  • Kristin Lodoen Linder

    Kristin Lodoen or Kristin Lødøen (born 18 April 1966 in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian photographer, visual artist, dancer and choreographer. Linder studied photography at International Center of Photography, part-time studies, New York, 1997–2002, and dance at Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York, 1990–1995. She also studied choreography at State University of New York at Purchase in 1992/93, and dance at Kunsthøgskolen in Oslo, BFA, 1987–90. Kristin Linder has been a dancer in Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, 1997–2001. She is known as a photographer, visual artist, dancer and dancephotographer for several dance companies in New York. Her artistic background gives ...more
    • Age: 56
  • Pål Sletaune is a Norwegian commercial and film director and photographer. He was born in Oslo and attended Asker high school and studied still photography at Sogn vocational school. His film Budbringeren about a snooping Oslo postman was awarded the Amanda Award for best Norwegian film in 1997. Among his later films are Amatørene from 2001, the thriller Naboer from 2005., and the 2011 thriller The Monitor. He famously rejected an offer to direct American Beauty.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
  • Petter Hegre
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    Petter Hegre is a Norwegian photographer, known for his nude photography of women.
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway