Adrian Øhrn Johansen
mail (at) adrianoj.com
(+47) 479 05 092
I am available for assignments in Norway and elsewhere.
I graduated photojournalism studies at Oslo University College in 2007. I started as a newspaper photographer focusing on assignments, but I am now solely focusing on independent long term projects. My work has appeared in a majority of the largest Scandinavian newspapers, and in international publications such as The Guardian, Stern and Paris Match. I have been awarded numerous times in the Norwegian picture of the year contest, and was awarded The Great Journalist Award in 2012, one of the highest honors of journalistic achievement in Norway. I was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2017 and PDN 30 to watch in 2010 and 2012. My multimedia productions made in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the island Utøya in Norway in 2011 was shortlisted in two categories at The Webby Awards.
2016 Fotografi’s portfolio award
2014 Latin American Fotografia, two single pictures awarded
2013 Nominated for the Lovie Awards in the «Documentary» category
2013 1. Prize «Video feature», Norwegian Picture of the Year
3. Prize «News reportage», Norwegian Picture of the Year
2013 Nominated for the Webby Awards, in the categories «Documentary» and «News and Politics»
2012 Multimedia production screened during group presentation at Copenhagen Photofestival
2012 Awarded The Great Journalist Award in 2012, one of the highest honors of journalistic achievement in Norway for a story
produced in the aftermath of the terror attacks at Utøya.
2012 Nominated for «PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch»
2011 The story «Wunderbarna» received the «honorable mention» by The Association of Norwegian Media Companies (MBL)
2010 Nominated for «PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch»
2010 3. Prize «Nature and environment», Norwegian Picture of the Year
2009 3. Prize «Foreign documentary», Norwegian Picture of the Year
2008 3. Prize «News picture», Norwegian Picture of the Year
2007 2. Prize «Humans», Norwegian Picture of the Year
2015 The Freedom of Expression Foundation grant, for Storycamp - a series of workshops in visual
storytelling for youth around the world.
2014 The Freedom of Expression Foundation grant
2013 Scandinavian-Japan Sasakawa Foundation grant
2012 Doctors Without Borders’ Témoignage grant, Oslo
2007 Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant for journalists
2007 The Norwegian Refugee Council’s grant for journalists