About

Nora Lorek, Gothenburg.

Nora Lorek (b. 1992, Germany) is a documentary photographer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. During High school she started working as a concert and news photographer and continued to develop more personal and documentary projects when studying photojournalism at Mid Sweden University.

Since 2015, she has reported on the Calais Jungle, a project that has earned international recognition. After working with refugees for several month she went back to Sweden to continue working for local newspapers and to started several long term projects with a focus on migration and human rights.

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, one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.

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

2018

Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Women seen by Women
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

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