Andrea Gjestvang

Norwegian b. 1981~~Andrea currently bases herself between Berlin and Oslo. For the past few years, her focus has been on the North, where she explores the intimate life and resilience of people living in remote and inaccessible environments. Her work has a strong political view, rooted in the social and anthropological issues related to globalisation, identity and cultural uniqueness.

In 2010 Andrea was selected as a participant in the Joop Swart Masterclass organised by World Press Photo. Between 2011-2013 she was part of the Norwegian Journal of Photography, a program supporting 10 independent documentary photographers in Norway. In 2012 Andrea was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and at photo festivals worldwide including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Menotrentuno_03 in Sardinia, Galeria Open Mind in Milan, New York Photo Festival and Lumix Festival in Hannover.~~Over the years, Andrea has been awarded several prizes, including Picture of the Year Norway 2012 and the prestigious L’Iris d’Or /Sony World Photography Awards' Photographer of the Year 2013. Her work has been supported by grants provided by the Norwegian Freedom of Speech Foundation. In 2012 she launched her first book En dag i historian published by Pax. Her clients and publications include Newsweek, National Geographic, Stern Magazine, Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, M Le Monde, D La Republica, Internazionale, Verdens Gang, Plot and many others.

 

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  • Portfolios (97)

    Belarus

    The view, through a window, of the communist era...

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    Belarus

    Newly married Jena stands on the banks of the River...

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    Belarus

    A car drives past a Soviet era tower block on a misty...

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    Norway

    Maria (13) and Malin (13) jump into a cold river for...

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    Germany

    Isobel Varley's (b. 1937) whole body is covered in...

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    Russia

    Alexander (16) and Arkadi (17) exercise on an...

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    Norway

    Two young Sami girls dressed up as jesters in Vadso....

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    Norway

    Young people walk through the snow in Vadso in early...

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    Greece

    Bodybuilders with fake tans, wearing skimpy briefs...

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    Switzerland

    Roman Ballat waits backstage for the final decision...

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    Norway

    Two teenagers dance at the annual prom of the high...

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    Russia

    A boy with two horses rides across a green space...

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    Norway

    A girl's legs in tights, a bottle of beer and two...

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    Norway

    Teenagers dance at a foam party at the youth club in...

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    Pakistan

    The bride, Monina (18), sits between her her...

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    Pakistan

    Women and children sit in a separate tent from the...

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    Pakistan

    Women and children sit in a tent separate from the...

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    Pakistan

    The bride, Momina (18) and her groom (and cousin),...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Maria (13) stands knee deep in the Adamselv river...

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    Bangladesh

    A mother and her baby lie on a bed in a hospital in...

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    Belarus

    20 year old Nasta Palazhanka sits on a sofa in her...

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    Norway

    Siblings Henda, Anne Marje and Juoksa mark reindeer...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Bangladesh

    18 day old Sonali was attacked with acid in her...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    A group of Sami herders gather their herds for...

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    Belarus

    Couple dance on the dance floor of Madison Royal...

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    Germany

    Liz (left) and her friends wait at the Alexanderplatz...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Two young people drive around a small forest in the...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Caroline (left, in bikini) poses during a bikini show...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Sigve (16) smokes a cigarette during a party with his...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Elena (17) changes the nappy of her daughter Eriel (1...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Julie (14) and Heidi (13) wander the streets of the...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Russia

    A bride and groom dance the wedding walz at a wedding...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Switzerland

    Roman Ballat smokes a cigarette while waiting for the...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Ukraine

    A young couple and a young woman sunbathe on the...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    NORWAY

    Ida Karoline Broholm (21) from Hitra an island on the...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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    Norway

    Kristina (16) with a pink teddy bear jacket stands in...

    © Andrea Gjestvang

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