Åsa Sjöström
ÅSA SJÖSTRÖM WINS AWARDS IN WORLD PRESS AND POYI

ÅSA SJÖSTRÖM WINS AWARDS IN WORLD PRESS AND POYI

Moment photographer Åsa Sjöström was awarded 2nd prize in Daily life singles, in World Press Photo with the picture of the two boys Arthur and Igor. PHOTO BY ÅSA SJÖSTÖM/MOMENT/INSTITUTE http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2015/daily-life/åsa-sjöström?gallery=2900401 She was earlier awarded a third prize in the portrait category at Poyi.org. http://www.poyi.org/72/08/03.php PHOTO BY ÅSA SJÖSTRÖM/MOMENT/INSTITUTE And that same picture was awarded a...
Åsa Sjöström receives honorable mention in UNICEF Photo of the Year

Åsa Sjöström receives honorable mention in UNICEF Photo of the Year

For the second time Moment photographer Åsa Sjöström has been awarded an honorable mention at Unicef Photo of the Year Award 2014. This year for her work ”Borderland Children”. Thousands of children grow up without their parents in the Moldovan countryside. Some villages have turned into ghost towns and children sing: ”At home in the valley where...
Moment exhibit at the Photofair in Stockholm

Moment exhibit at the Photofair in Stockholm

Moment proudly welcome you to visit our common exhibition at the Photofair in Stockholm this weekend, 21-23 November. We show a large selection of our photographer’s work. Take the chance to listen to some of our photographers at stage 3 every day throughout the fair:  Friday, November 21, 12:45 to 13:30, lecture with Martin von Krogh...
Come and find our photographs in Landskrona

Come and find our photographs in Landskrona

If you happen to be at Landskrona Photo Festival this weekend: get a treasure map and go find our Scandinavian Moments photographs at different locations in town. Participating photographers: Elin Berge, Chris Maluszynski, Knut Egil Wang, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh, Oddleiv Apneseth, Åsa Sjöström, Pieter ten Hoopen and Eivind H. Natvig. On friday night...
Åsa Sjöström exhibits at Noorderlicht

Åsa Sjöström exhibits at Noorderlicht

59 Photographers from 29 countries are selected for “An Ocean of Possibibilities” at the Noorderlicht International Photofestival between August 31 and October 26, 2014. Åsa Sjöström exhibits her work Rockabilly at this years festival. “The 21st Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2014 is inspired by the growing quest for different means to shape our collective future, in a...
Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Scandinavian Moments at Landskrona Photo Festival

Moment’s group project “Scandinavian Moments” will be shown at the Landskrona Photo Festival opening August 22. Large format prints, printed on metal and framed in oak to withstand weather, will be exhibited outdoors throughout the city. Different and quirky locations have been chosen for each image, and visitors will be provided with a “treasure map”...
Åsa Sjöström featured in CNN Photos

Åsa Sjöström featured in CNN Photos

Read about Åsa Sjöström’s The children of Moldova’s ghost towns here.  
Åsa Sjöström talks in national radio

Åsa Sjöström talks in national radio

Åsa Sjöström talks in national radio channel P1 on thursday 5th of june and friday the 6th of june. Thursday you can hear Åsa in OBS P1 talk about how she worked with the book “Summer’s sheerest light ” a book about violence against women and children. On friday Åsa are visiting Emil Jensens kitchen...
Åsa Sjöström covers sextremism

Åsa Sjöström covers sextremism

A couple of weeks ago I decided to attend the Femen Spring Boot Camp that was held in their headquarter in Paris. I have had contact with Femen Sweden -Jenny Wenhammar who I pictured for a feature article in GP a couple of months ago. She was going there so it trigged me to go...
Borderland Children by Åsa Sjöström

Borderland Children by Åsa Sjöström

Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. Since 2004, more than a million people have left the country in search of a more prosperous future. Left behind are thousands of children who are brought up by their elderly relatives or left at institutional boarding schools, so called Internats. Many villages are depopulated and schools are closed. You...
The golden photo vest

The golden photo vest

Every year the students of photojournalism at Mid Sweden University give away the ”golden photo vest” for best role model of the year of swedish photojournalism. It honors someone who they think inspire and are important for the development of swedish photojournalism. This year the honorable golden vest was given to Moment/ Institute photographer Åsa...
Åsa Sjöström in Moldova

Åsa Sjöström in Moldova

I´m back in Moldova , this time with reporter Sara Assarsson. The last time I was here was in January 2006 when I had spent a total of three months in Moldova 2005-2006. I do not know why I continue to go back here. But I guess you get some sort of preference to certain...
Brighter lives for refugees

Brighter lives for refugees

A few weeks back IKEA Foundation started launching their campaign -Brighter Lives for Refugees, together with UNHCR. The campaign is about people who need light for a better life. In a refugee camp it´s already dark at 17-18 pm and until recently there has not been any light sources after the sun goes down. Now...
News segment about Åsa Sjöström

News segment about Åsa Sjöström

For our readers who understand Swedish. See Åsa Sjöström talk about her latest work Summer’s sheerest light and about being a photographer in general. News segment from Swedish Televisions regional news “Sydnytt”. Watch it here.
The poor and the rich

The poor and the rich

Four Moment photographers, Elin Berge, Johan Bävman, Martin von Krogh and Åsa Sjöström, are represented in the upcoming exhibition “The poor and the rich” at Virserum Art gallery in Sweden  The Art gallery want to to explore the Swedish society for the upcoming Swedish elections. At the same time they want to take the temperature of the Swedish documentary...
Summer's sheerest light, new book by Åsa Sjöström

Summer’s sheerest light, new book by Åsa Sjöström

The project “Summer’s sheerest light ” is about violence against women and children, the despair, the darkness and the vulnerable situation, but also about commitment to help. It all takes place somewhere in Sweden, maybe close to you. Stories of women whose lives are marked by destructive relationships, arranged marriages, honor culture, fear, isolation, powerlessness...
Sjöström is Alba Photographer of the Year

Sjöström is Alba Photographer of the Year

Åsa Sjöström have been selected Photographer of The Year 2014 by the Swedish web based magazine Alba.nu. Recent Photographers has been: 2013 Pieter ten Hoopen  2012 Sanna Sjöswärd 2011 Jens Assur 2010 Tuija Lindström 2009 Lars Tunbjörk 2008 Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin 2007 Anders Petersen
Thinking of Syria

Thinking of Syria

I was reviewing old pictures and found a photograph I took in Syria at the old market in Homs in December 2008. I was there with the writer Andreas Ekström and at the time we lived in Homs. We visited the old market, which was a magical place. The markets magnificent light were shining from...
Åsa Sjöström goes freelance

Åsa Sjöström goes freelance

After almost ten years working as a staff photographer it´s now time for me to meet the world as a freelance photographer. My years working as a staff photographer have been challenging, stressful but also in many ways intriguing. 
I am thrilled to be able to work more with my own projects, which often includes...
Five Moment photographers awarded in Swedish and Norwegian POY - Photo of the Year award to Andrea Gjestvang

Five Moment photographers awarded in Swedish and Norwegian POY – Photo of the Year award to Andrea Gjestvang

Andrea Gjestvang won the most prestigeous award in the 2012 Norwegian Picture of the Year competition – The Photo of the Year – with her portrait Utøya survivor Ylva Helen Schwenke. Her portrait story of Utøya survivors was also awarded first prize in the portrait story category. Eivind H Nativg won first prize in the...
Swedish picture of the year nomination

Swedish picture of the year nomination

We are proud to announce that Åsa Sjöström and Martin von Krogh are nominated for the Swedish Picture of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during the award days in Trollhättan 22. – 24. March.
Three Moment photographers awarded in UNICEF Photo of the Year

Three Moment photographers awarded in UNICEF Photo of the Year

Today the winners of UNICEF’s Photo of the Year Award were announced at a press conference in Berlin. Among the awarded photographers are three members of Moment: Andrea Gjestvang was awarded the third prize for her project One Day in History, about the survivors of the Utøya massacre in Norway, Laerke Posselt was awarded fourth prize...
Britt and Lillboris

Britt and Lillboris

One rainy afternoon  a while ago my family and I was heading down to the tiny harbour in small-town Vikarbyn, Dalarna. My son wanted to go fishing but the heavy rain stopped his dreams of catching his first fish. Before we left the harbor we saw this beautiful blue camper van, a 1965 Waterbird, that...
Going through my archive...

Going through my archive…

I have received my negatives from my trip but have had no chance to scan them, so I will continue to show pictures taken digitally for getting the exposure right.
In the news

In the news

The picture I took in Gunnevi last week was published in my newspaper yesterday, every week we have the middle spread publishing one great image, from Sweden or abroad. The short texts are mostly written by Ulf Törnberg who does this super. Ulf wrote; What is Swedish summer? Light evening sky? A spruce silhouette? Caravan? A...