About Jonas / CV

About Jonas / CV

Jonas Berggren
Jonas Berggren (autoportrait).

Jonas Berggren sees photography as a tool for communication and for asking questions, the way he does to others, but also as directed inwards, to understand himself. Jonas’ work tends to focus on loneliness and longing, be it the fear of being lonely, or the memories of past loneliness. The longing for someone, or something.

He has worked as a photographer since 1988 when he finished his education at the “Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö)”  and “University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)”.

”Often Jonas works in black and white because he thinks it clarifies moods and feelings. When just using grey tones he strips away parts of reality, allowing him to work more poetically.”

In addition to his photography he teaches at the Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö). Many of Sweden’s photographers, have learned digital and creative imaging from Jonas.

JONAS BERGGREN
(b. 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden)


Education, represented, awards and grants

Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.
Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.

EDUCATION
2008 SFF – Marknadskommunikation för fotografer
2005 SFF – Det kommunikativa fotografiet
2004 Poppius – Grundkurs i journalistik
SFF – Auktorisationsutbildning i digital bildleverans
1992-94 University college of arts, crafts and design in Stockholm (Akademin för Fotografi – Konstfack).
1985-88 Nordic School of Photography, Biskops Arnö (Nordens Fotoskola).
1985 GFU-reportage
1984 GFU

REPRESENTED BY:
Fotografiska – F Edition
Galleri Kontrast – Fotografi till salu

REPRESENTED AT:
Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

AWARDS
2013 Concours Photo International (third place), La Galerie Phot’oeil, France
2013 Voies Off Prize (finalist), Arles, France
2007 IPA – International Photography Awards, Honorable mention in the People category for “Soul of the Night”
1987 Young European Kodak Award, Sweden

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1991 Grant from the Swedish Arts Council (Bildkonstnärsfonden)
1989 Grant from the Swedish Arts Council (Bildkonstnärsfonden)


Exhibitions

“Framed V” at Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm.
Exhibition poster for
Exhibition poster for “Wonky” att Galleri Ralf, Stockholm.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Höstsalongen, Fotografiska, Stockholm
2013 Wonky – Galleri Ralf, Stockholm
2008 Berusande – Galleri Sacré Coeur, Stockholm
1998 Sprit – MIRA Galleri, Stockholm
1994 Konstfack, Stockholm
1990 La playa – Andalusiska hunden, Stockholm
1990 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Paparazzi galleri, Stockholm
1989 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Fotogalleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Galleri Trekanten, Oslo , Norway (with Eirik Johnsen)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)
2016 Framed V – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
Planket – Stockholm
2015 Framed IV – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2014 Framed III – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2013 Planket – Stockholm
2011 Framed – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
1992 Projekt: Sverige – Konstfack, Stockholm
1991 KIL – Paparazzi galleri, Stockholm
1990 Planket – Stockholm
1988 88h – Fotograficentrum, Stockholm (Examensarbete, Nordens Fotoskola)
1986 PRAHA – Nordens Fotoskola, Stockholm
Svenskar – FAMU, Prag 


Books, slideshows, screenings and other works

Out of Necessity.

BOOKS
2014 OON – Out of necessity vol.1 (with eight other photographers). Self-published in an edition of 400.

SLIDESHOWS & SCREENINGS
2014 Festival OBLICK, “O’Nacht” – Voies Off (03.05.14). Offenburg, Germany.
2013 Édition des Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère/Portbou (03-06.10.13), Laurent Bonté, France.
2013 Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.

OTHER WORKS
1990 Inside the mind of a boxer – a short movie (10 mins) with still pictures for Swedish Television.

COMPANY
Kosmodrom Media (founded in 1988)
– works with photography, graphic/web design and education and is owned by photographer Jonas Berggren.

EMPLOYMENTS
2010- Teacher at Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola), Biskops-Arnö, Sweden.

PICTURE AGENCYS
2004 Folio Picture Agency
1995-2004 MIRA Picture Agency


Jonas Berggren
Jonas Berggren (autoportrait).

Jonas Berggren sees photography as a tool for communication and for asking questions, the way he does to others, but also as directed inwards, to understand himself. Jonas’ work tends to focus on loneliness and longing, be it the fear of being lonely, or the memories of past loneliness. The longing for someone, or something.

He has worked as a photographer since 1988 when he finished his education at the “Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö)”  and “University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)”.

”Often Jonas works in black and white because he thinks it clarifies moods and feelings. When just using grey tones he strips away parts of reality, allowing him to work more poetically.”

In addition to his photography he teaches at the Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö). Many of Sweden’s photographers, have learned digital and creative imaging from Jonas.

Jonas Berggren sees photography as a tool for communication and for asking questions, the way he does to others, but also as directed inwards, to understand himself. Jonas’ work tends to focus on loneliness and longing, be it the fear of being lonely, or the memories of past loneliness. The longing for someone, or something.

Jonas Berggren
Jonas Berggren (autoportrait).

”Often Jonas works in black and white because he thinks it clarifies moods and feelings. When just using grey tones he strips away parts of reality, allowing him to work more poetically.”

He has worked as a photographer since 1988 when he finished his education at the “Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö)” and “University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)”.

In addition to his photography he teaches at the Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola Biskops Arnö). Many of Sweden’s photographers, have learned digital and creative imaging from Jonas.

Curriculum Vitae

JONAS BERGGREN
(b. 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden)


Education, represented, awards and grants

Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.
Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.

EDUCATION
2008 SFF – Marknadskommunikation för fotografer
2005 SFF – Det kommunikativa fotografiet
2004 Poppius – Grundkurs i journalistik
SFF – Auktorisationsutbildning i digital bildleverans
1992-94 University college of arts, crafts and design in Stockholm (Akademin för Fotografi – Konstfack).
1985-88 Nordic School of Photography, Biskops Arnö (Nordens Fotoskola).
1985 GFU-reportage
1984 GFU

REPRESENTED BY:
Fotografiska – F Edition
Galleri Kontrast – Fotografi till salu

REPRESENTED AT:
Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

AWARDS
2013 Concours Photo International (third place), La Galerie Phot’oeil, France
2013 Voies Off Prize (finalist), Arles, France
2007 IPA – International Photography Awards, Honorable mention in the People category for “Soul of the Night”
1987 Young European Kodak Award, Sweden

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1991 Grant from the Swedish Arts Council (Bildkonstnärsfonden)
1989 Grant from the Swedish Arts Council (Bildkonstnärsfonden)


Exhibitions

“Framed V” at Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm.
Exhibition poster for
Exhibition poster for “Wonky” att Galleri Ralf, Stockholm.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Höstsalongen, Fotografiska, Stockholm
2013 Wonky – Galleri Ralf, Stockholm
2008 Berusande – Galleri Sacré Coeur, Stockholm
1998 Sprit – MIRA Galleri, Stockholm
1994 Konstfack, Stockholm
1990 La playa – Andalusiska hunden, Stockholm
1990 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Paparazzi galleri, Stockholm
1989 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Fotogalleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988 Merry X-mas mrs Thatcher – Galleri Trekanten, Oslo , Norway (with Eirik Johnsen)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)
2016 Framed V – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
Planket – Stockholm
2015 Framed IV – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2014 Framed III – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2013 Planket – Stockholm
2011 Framed – Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
1992 Projekt: Sverige – Konstfack, Stockholm
1991 KIL – Paparazzi galleri, Stockholm
1990 Planket – Stockholm
1988 88h – Fotograficentrum, Stockholm (Examensarbete, Nordens Fotoskola)
1986 PRAHA – Nordens Fotoskola, Stockholm
Svenskar – FAMU, Prag 


Books, slideshows, screenings and other works

Out of Necessity.

BOOKS
2014 OON – Out of necessity vol.1 (with eight other photographers). Self-published in an edition of 400.

SLIDESHOWS & SCREENINGS
2014 Festival OBLICK, “O’Nacht” – Voies Off (03.05.14). Offenburg, Germany.
2013 Édition des Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère/Portbou (03-06.10.13), Laurent Bonté, France.
2013 Voies Off Prize, Voies Off Festival (01.07.13). Arles, France.

OTHER WORKS
1990 Inside the mind of a boxer – a short movie (10 mins) with still pictures for Swedish Television.

COMPANY
Kosmodrom Media (founded in 1988)
– works with photography, graphic/web design and education and is owned by photographer Jonas Berggren.

EMPLOYMENTS
2010- Teacher at Nordic School of Photography (Nordens Fotoskola), Biskops-Arnö, Sweden.

PICTURE AGENCYS
2004 Folio Picture Agency
1995-2004 MIRA Picture Agency