About

Nora Lorek, Gothenburg.

Nora Lorek (b. 1992, Germany) is a documentary photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic. She has lived in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2005 and holds a degree in Photojournalism from Mid Sweden University. In addition to her regular assignments for newspapers she has been working on long term projects with a focus on migration and human rights. Since 2018 she’s a member of Panos Pictures.

Over the past years she has been working on projects in refugee camps and informal settlements, accompanying refugees and migrants on their way along the borders of Europe 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 her ongoing projects in Bidibidi, Uganda, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Nora is the co-founder of the Milaya Project, a non-profit that connects South Sudanese women in refugee camps with customers who want to support their traditional artform.

Nora is represented by Panos Pictures 

CONTACT

Fluent in Swedish, German and English

Sweden: + 46 706 16 35 25

nora.lorek@gmail.com

Instagram: noralorek

AWARDS AND HONOURS

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

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
Washington Post
Expressen
Dagens Nyheter
Die Zeit
Arbetet
Amnesty International
TT News Agency
Spiegel