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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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’.


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.
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Seminar: Finding one’s visual voice

September 20 2017

Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson and former NJP photographer Linda Bournane Engelberth, now in the mentor program of the agency VII, both work with documentary and personal photography. On Wednesday, September 20, you can hear them talk about their methods.


Launch of The Norwegian Journal of Photography #3

April 21 2017

We are pleased to welcome the public to a launch party for the third edition of The Norwegian Journal of Photography at the Fritt Ord Foundation’s premises at 7 p.m. on Friday, 21 April.

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NJP calls for new photographers

March 1 2017

No fewer than 27 photographers have taken part in the Norwegian Journal of Photography since the project was established in 2011. Fritt Ord’s efforts have given participants the opportunity to present their work at the national and international levels alike, in addition to offering workshops, seminars and guidance. We are now issuing a call for applications from photographers for two new years of NJP. The deadline is 1 March 2017.

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May 8 2015

We invite the public to a launch party for the second edition of the NORWEGIAN JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY (NJP) on Friday, 8 May 2015, at 6.00 p.m. at the Fritt Ord Foundation, Uranienborgveien 2 in Oslo, to celebrate all the photographers and to present their photo projects: