ABOUT

My stories are often led by things close to me or personal experiences. In my work, I am drawn to the small moments that appear in the chaos of everyday life, if it is a friendly gaze or a loving touch from a mother. For me, these moments are what the camera is best at capturing, and which truly reviles the humanity within us. My ambition is to make photography that is emotional and vulnerable, which hopefully will engage and inspire people. I have studied photography in London and Oslo, working now with documentary film at Sandbox productions. I do commissions, and collaborate with artists, musicians, and authors. I was born and raised in Norway on a small island in the Oslo fjord.

Contact:

haakonferdinand@gmail.com

+47 95103013

Education

2017-2018 MA Documentary and Photojournalism, London College of Communication

2014-2016 Bilder Nordic School of Photography, Oslo

Awards/Recognition

2018 September finalist at Shoot the Frame

2018 Shortlisted for The Alfred Fried Photography Award, with the projects: Eva and June and Twins Forever

2017 November finalist at Shoot the Frame

2017 Third place at the juried exhibition The Day of Photography, Preus Museum, Horten

2017 Special Recognition at Festival of TV Ethnological Films, Kucevo, Serbia

2017 Winner of the audience award at River Film Festival, Padua, Italy

2017 Second place at VG's Monthly picture award

2016 Winner of the audience award at Nordic Docs, Fredrikstad

Group Exhibitions

2019 Anemoia, Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway

2019 Is the Sea Really Blue?, Out of the Brew Gallery, New Cross, London

2018 Elephants in the Room, London College of Communication, London

2018 Listening to the Sound of the Shell, Tampere, Finland

2018 I, The Other, Safehouse 1, Peckham, London

2018 In Lucis Umbra, (Capital City), Well Gallery, London

2017 Shift, Loosen Art, Online art magazine and gallery

2017 The Day of Photography, Preus Museum, Horten

2016 Borders in Disorder, Oslo.

2015 Four Generations, Fineart, Oslo.

Film Festivals (Norway)

2018 Dokfilm, My Guernica

2018 Nordic Docs, My Guernica, (Opening Film)

2017 Nordic Docs, Twins

2016 Nordic Docs, The Butterfly Princess, (winner of the audience award)

2016 Dokfilm, Legacy

Grants

2018 Viken Youth Foundation (Sirkus Íslands)

2015 The freedom of expression grant (The Butterfly Princess)

2015 Viken Youth Foundation (Ámæli)

2015 Viken Youth Foundation (The Butterfly Princess)

Workshops

2018 Nordic Collaboration, Clare Galagher, Workshop at Nordic Light, Norway

2015 Eugene Richards, Norway

2015 Marcus Bleasdale Multimedia Workshop

2011 International center of Photography New York

2011 - 2014 Morten Krogvold Norway

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