Norwegian Journal of Photography

The Norwegian Journal of Photography was established in 2011 to serve as an arena where independent photographers who work in the interface between traditional press photography on the one hand and art photography on the other will be able to present the full scope of their projects.


NJP brings together and supports selected Norwegian photographic documentary projects, and the first edition of the book was launched in February 2013.


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Norwegian Journal of Photography #6 launched

October 16 2023

For more than two years, seven photographers have explored doomsday dreamers, a forgotten grandfather, fast fashion, Moria refugees, trans families, northern Norwegian roots and ‘deep ecology photography’. On Thursday, 12 October, the sixth edition of the long-term documentary projects associated with the Norwegian Journal of Photography was presented at the Vega Scene venue during the Mirage Film Festival.

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Masterclass med Michael Christopher Brown på MIRAGE Film Festival

October 11 2023

Join us for a master class in collaboration with Norwegian Journal of Photography and Mirage featuring star photographer Michael Christopher Brown, where he will let us in on his latest AI projects and share the thoughts behind them. He will talk about how he works with AI technology, and the challenges it poses for photographers and the industry. This is a unique opportunity to hear from an expert and gain insights into the future of photography and technology

Friday, 13 October 2023, 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Vega Scene 1, Oslo

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Laia Abril A History of Misogyny

March 15 2023

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, 16 March 2023, at Fritt Ord premises at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo: The Norwegian Journal of Photography and Fritt Ord invite the public to attend a seminar featuring photographer Laia Abril. For quite some time, the Spanish photographer has worked with the project “A History of Misogyny”, a trilogy, together with the books “On Abortion” and “On Rape”, and the final volume, planned for this year: “Mass Hysteria”.

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Jonas Bendiksen, fake news, and new NJP photographers

February 22 2022

Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen will present his book The Book of Veles at Fritt Ord’s premises at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 March. The programme will also include talks with five of the new photographers chosen to participate in The Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP).


The Year's Most Beautiful Book 2020: Terje Abusdal and Gösta Flemming

November 4 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation congratulates Terje Abusdal and Gösta Flemming on winning Grafill’s distinction ‘The Year’s Most Beautiful Book’.

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Online seminar 14 August: Advocating for the under-represented through photography

August 12 2020

Based on his new book “Decolonising the Camera” and his work with many different historical photo libraries including Magnum Archive, curator and cultural historian Mark Sealy uses photography to advocate for the under-represented.


Norwegian Documentary Photography

August 23 2019

The Norwegian Journal of Photography will be the focal point of the autumn’s premier photography exhibition at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. 23 August 2019 will mark the opening of the exhibition “Norwegian Documentary Photography”, featuring works by all the photographers who have taken part in the four volumes of NJP.

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Seminar: The big photo projects

May 3 2019

​How do the world’s leading photographers approach major long-term projects? What is required to get the point of the stories behind them across? At 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 May, the Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen will be visiting Fritt Ord to talk about his work with documentary photography.

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NJP seeks new photographers

April 5 2019

​The Norwegian Journal of Photography is now seeking photographers who aspire to take part in the fifth round of NJP. The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 April 2019.

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Seminar with photographer and Magnum legend Raghu Rai

November 2 2018

On Friday, 2 November 2018, from 7 to 8.30 p.m., Fritt Ord and The Norwegian Journal of Photography invite the public to a rare meeting with the legendary Magnum photographer Raghu Rai at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

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Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait: Screening and Conversation

November 1 2018

The Fritt Ord Foundation, Piraya Film and Norwegian Journal of Photography invite the public to a unique screening of Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait, and a conversation between the photographer Raghu Rai, director Avani Rai and VII photographer Linda Bournane Engelberth.

Norwegian Journal of Photography Seminar at DOK18

May 26 2018
​On Saturday, 26 May, at the Doc Festival in Fredrikstad, you will have a chance to meet two photographers from the Norwegian Journal of Photography, as well as Gösta Flemming, book editor at the Journal Publishing House.