Process
Covering US Elections

Covering US Elections

I have covered a number of US presidential elections in my carreer. It’s probably the most important event in politics, and consequently draws enormous interest worldwide. This is reflected in the media circus that surrounds the campaigns and election itself. Once you’ve been involved in covering it, it becomes part of you – and every...
The girls from Malawa

The girls from Malawa

Shooting my project for exhibition EPEA03 I wanted to document the everyday lives of a group of young women fighting anorexia and bulimia.
The chase for that special first frame

The chase for that special first frame

New camera. Nothing to it, however, a thought came to mind. First exposure could be something special. Out of the ordinary. Not just another push of the button. A camera is a vessel for light. Through the glass, sensors or film we use, an unbelievable amount of lights pass. Some of it registers and is...
MOMENT’s Constitution Day project

MOMENT’s Constitution Day project

Shopping for tents, setting up the the studio, rigging video and fine tuning the schedule is in full swing. Tomorrow is D-day for MOMENT’s Constitution Day project in Bergen, Norway. We will be posting live updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter throughout the day tomorrow, so stay tuned to #momentagency. So while Bergen is one...
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...
The difficulty to be a Muzungu

The difficulty to be a Muzungu

Having just returned from a reportage trip to Uganda, I think about how I once again have encountered the challenge I have faced during several visits to Africa. It can be very difficult to be a fly on the wall, no matter how much I try to be a part of everyday life in the...
With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends

Normally, I work as a documentary photographer, but sometimes I have to make divergent assignments. One of these assignments was yesterday’s studio shootin´ where I was supposed to take pictures of this year’s upcoming Lucia. In Sweden we have many traditions. One of all is when we celebrate Saint Lucia with a Lucia-procession. In the Nordic countries...
You Are Here Now by Eivind H. Natvig

You Are Here Now by Eivind H. Natvig

In 2007 I began shooting images of Norway, not assignments or images with commercial value. Not even images with a distinct purpose, but a visual relief. Photography made from a true joy in discovery of Home; a country I had barely visited.
Elin Berge opens her studio for self-portraits

Elin Berge opens her studio for self-portraits

“Selves” is a co-creative photographic project by Elin Berge. Between 16th and 20th of October she opens her studio in Umeå, Sweden, for people who want to take their self-portrait.
Photographing the norwegians on constitution day

Photographing the norwegians on constitution day

Moment is photographing Norwegians celebrating Norway´s Constitution Day – May 17. In a big tent in the heart of Bergen people are invited into the Moment tent to have their picture taken. If you are in Bergen today you are most welcome to stop by.
Utøya survivors at N.Y. Times Lens Blog

Utøya survivors at N.Y. Times Lens Blog

Andrea Gjestvangs images of the Utøya survivors are presented on The New York Times Lens Blog. Read about her experiences from July 22, the day of terror in Norway, and her project here.   Screenshot from The New York Times Lens Blog
Elin Berge’s new collaborative project funded

Elin Berge’s new collaborative project funded

The hometown of Moment’s photographer Elin Berge, Umeå, is going to be European Capital of Culture in 2014. For this occasion eight Umeå photographers have initiated a collaborative documentary project called Us and them (VODA). The photographers will work independently with their own projects, but under the same question at issue: Who sees and who...
Our Scandinavia

Our Scandinavia

Picking bunny food. Photo by Chris Maluszynski/Moment The bright summer is long gone and now we are mentally preparing for the long and dark winter. – A perfect time to nurture the memories of our common summer project Scandinavian Moments. It turned out that traveling through Scandinavia by train was not the easiest. Some of...
Kristiansand

Kristiansand

Oslo. Knut Egil. July 2012
Swede Hurt

Swede Hurt

“Every player in the states knows who she is”, Annika added, “she was selected to be most valuable player in the first roller derby world cup in Toronto.”
My Temporary Office

My Temporary Office

“Welcome, summer fun” at Ingestrands Camping in Arvika, Sweden. Andrea Gjestvang. Late working hours at Tobisviks Camping in Simrishamn, Sweden. Andrea Gjestvang. Leaving for a road trip doesn’t mean you can leave your daily work at home (unfortunately). I am in the process of finishing my first book, and there are important decisions to be...
Now: Sports

Now: Sports

My career as a sports photographer has not yet rocketed. I like photographing sports though – when kept on a reasonable level. I realize that the Polaroid SX-70 might not be the ultimate sports camera. And I stlll struggle a bit with technical issues at times.
A roadside flirt

A roadside flirt

Another advantage of being together with Åsa and Knut Egil is that we have gotten involved in each other’s projects to the extent that we actually try to scout people and situations for one another. Suddenly I see “Fika” and “Spare time” moments everywhere. And they see blondes.
Midsummer at Gunnevi

Midsummer at Gunnevi

Sandra and Sander at Gunnevi Midsummerdance. 23 june Gunnevi, Arvika, Sweden. Åsa Sjöström. Felicia and Maja at Gunnevi Midsummerdance. 23 june Gunnevi, Arvika, Sweden. Åsa Sjöström. Repairing the car in the fields at Gunnevi. 23 june Gunnevi, Arvika, Sweden. Åsa Sjöström. After taking pictures for a week with my rolleiflex (except for the pics on...

Have a foot in each ocean, if you dare.

When our project started, I was thinking; if there is any place to photograph in Scandinavia, it has to be the sea in the outpost of Skagen, at the very north of Denmark. This part of Scandinavia is fantastic. Sand, sand, sand in kilometers and miles of coast. The two seas Kattegat and Skagerak meet...

What This Project is all About

Help us bring the project to life >  Photojournalists traditionally travel far away from home to tell stories about exotic cultures far from their own reality. Moment’s photographers now wish to turn their gaze in the opposite direction: to our own home countries, in order to explore our own and familiar environment. Coinciding with Moment’s...