My name is Linda Forsell, I am a Swedish photographer and journalist based in New York.
I work both on shorter assignments and long projects.
Together with Karin Alfredsson and Kerstin Weigl I have traveled to ten different countries, documenting violence against women in the world, in the project Cause of Death: Woman. In the beginning of 2012 the result was launched at www.causeofdeathwoman.com.
My project, Life’s a blast, from Israel and Palestine, became a book in 2012, at the same time as it was exhibited in Stockholm, Sweden. The series was one of the finalists of Magnum Expression Award in 2010.
Among other things I have also done magazine design, books and exhibition production.
I have a bachelor degree in photojournalism from the Mid Sweden Univeristy in Sundsvall.
+1 917 628 4380 (USA)
+46 (0)730 364 809 (SWE)
The New Yorker
Lens Magazine (China)
Save the Children
May 2012, Cause of Death: Woman at three venues in Beijing, China. The Ullens Center, Zhajia and One Yuan Co-op.
May 2012, Life's a blast, solo exhibition, Galleri London, Uppsala
March 2012, Life’s a blast, solo exhibition, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
February 2012, It’s a thin line between love and hate, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn New York
February 2011, KIDS, Upplands Väsby museum
February 2011, Framed Galleri Kontrast
April 2011, Portraet.nu at Norsk Folkemusem, Oslo
January 2011, Portraet.nu at Tikanojas Konsthem, Åbo, Finland
October 2010 Portraet.nu at Akureyri Kunstmuseum, Island
July-Sept 2010 Sort of Safe at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin
May 2010 Portraet.nu at Ljungbergmuseum, Sweden
September 2009, solo exhibition “Life’s a Blast” at Noorderlicht photo festival in Holland
April – Oct 2009, solo exhibition, Swedish police Museum
July 2009, HOST gallery London Summer show
December 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Katrineholm arts hall
August 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Stockholms stadsmuseum
July 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Concert hall Stockholm
February 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Dunkers Helsingborg
January 2009, solo exhibition, Only Human, Härnösand
August 2008, solo exhibition, Only Human, Skellefteå
June 2008, solo exhibition, Only Human, Blå Stället Gothenburg
August 2007, solo exhibition, Only Human, Galleri Kontrast Stockholm
2012, Life’s a blast, solo project
2009, Human Conditions, Noorderlicht photo festival
2008, Sort of Safe, Nordic Master Class
Awards and Sponsoring
2013 Nominated to the freelance award (winner not yet announced)
2013 Swedish Picture of the Year, special prize winner
2012 One Life Photo Award, Ideas Category Winner
2012 Stockholm municipality, sponsoring the exhibition Life’s a blast
2011 Sigrid Rausing Foundation sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 SKR sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 Author Stieg Larsons inheritage administrate sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 SIDA sponsoring Cause of Death: Woman
2010 Finalist, Magnum Expression Awards
2008 Swedish picture of the year, Swedish story category.