About

Nora Lorek, Gothenburg.

Nora Lorek is a documentary photographer who focuses on migration, culture, and human rights. Born in Germany 1992, she has lived in Gothenburg, Sweden, since 2005.

In recent years she has been focusing on projects in refugee camps and informal settlements, accompanying refugees and migrants on their way across the borders of Europe and Eastern Africa, and showing the solidarity of those in need of protection. In 2016 Nora was the first Swede to win the College Photographer of the Year award, which led her to National Geographic and a three-year project in Bidibidi, Uganda, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Nora is the co-founder of the Milaya Project, a non-profit that started as an assignment for National Geographic and now connects South Sudanese women in Bidibidi refugee camp with customers who want to support their traditional artform.

Nora is represented by Panos Pictures 

CONTACT

Feel free to reach out in English, Swedish or German.

Sweden: + 46 706 16 35 25
Uganda: +256 754 657 233

nora.lorek@gmail.com

Instagram: noralorek

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2020

CAP Prize 2020 for Contemporary African Photography, Shortlisted
Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee

2019

Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee
Picture of the year, Sweden: Feature – Third place

2018

Alfred Fried Photography Award 
Documentary photography award by the Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden.
Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Women seen by Women
The 2018 Yunghi Grant
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

Mid Sweden University Sundsvall – Bachelor of Arts with a major in Photojournalism (2013-2016)

Swedish Army – HEAT – Hostile Environment Awareness Training (2018)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Women: A Century of Change, Usina den Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019-2020 – Women: A Century of Change, National Geographic Museum, Washington D.C.
2019 – Free From Hunger, More London Riverside development, London, UK
2018 – Women in Photography, Chapel Gallery at Objectifs, Singapore
2018 – Women Photojournalists of Washington at IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC.
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
Washington Post
Expressen
Die Zeit
Tidningen VI
Arbetet
Amnesty International
Concern
TT News Agency
Spiegel
Capital

Represented by Panos Pictures, +44 (0) 20 3322 8382
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