About

Nora Lorek, Gothenburg.

Nora Lorek (b. 1992, Germany) has lived in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2005. She holds a BA in Photojournalism from Mid Sweden University and has worked as a concert photographer and with various news media outlets for the past six years.

In addition to assignments, she works on long term documentary projects, with a focus on migration and human rights, to visualize the stories behind the statistics and headlines. Since 2015, she has reported on the Calais Jungle, a project that has earned international recognition.

In 2016, Nora was the first Swede awarded College Photographer of the Year, which led her to National Geographic and her ongoing project in Bidibidi, Uganda, one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.

Nora is represented by Panos Pictures 

CONTACT

Sweden: + 46 706 16 35 25

nora.lorek@gmail.com

Instagram: noralorek

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2018
Alfred Fried Photography Award 
Documentary photography award by the Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden.
World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee
Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted

2017
Pictures of the Year International: Feature –Award of Excellence
Helsingborgs Dagblads Photo Award 2017
Getty Images Instagram Grant, Honorable Mention
Shortlisted for Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017, Photojournalism/Editorial Photography
Emilia Bergmark-Jiménez 30-års stipendium 2016

2016
CPOY71:
College Photographer of the Year
Feature –Gold
Documentary –Silver
Interpretive Project –Award of Excellence

Malmöstipendiet
Stiftelsen Bakom Bilden

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Photojournalism – Mid Sweden University Sundsvall

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – European Jungle and Milaya, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 – European Jungle and Patterns of Home, Landskrona Museum, Sweden

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Getty Images Instagram Grant, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK.
2016 – A Family of Strangers, European Jungle at Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 – European Jungle at PArt of Us at Central Saint Martins, London, UK.

SELECTED CLIENTS

National Geographic
New York Times
Expressen
Dagens Nyheter
Die Zeit
La Chronique – Amnesty International
Arbetet
TT News Agency