Björn Persson is an internationally renowned artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has spent many years travelling around the world in search of adventure and spectacular images. His passion for this planet’s beautiful wildlife and humans is reflected in his images.

Björn looks upon his work as an art form rather than pure nature and documentary photography. He sees the animals as they truly are; emotional, thinking and conscious beings with different personalities. He tries to portray their souls and translate their wisdom with his camera as his paintbrush. Instead of creating despair about their threatened situation, he wants to give people the urge and inspiration to get involved.

Apart from fine art photography, Björn is committed to documenting and raising awareness to the threatened species situation. His passion for wildlife was born when he trained in field care and worked with anti-poaching in South Africa. That’s when he discovered what a critical state the wildlife is in. Since then, Björn has used his camera as a weapon and against wildlife poaching, and donated substantial amounts towards wildlife conservation.

Recently he released his new photography book The Real Owners of the Planet, which celebrates the beauty of the African wildlife. It’s the first in a series that will cover the endangered species of every continent in the world.


Media that has featured the photography of Bjorn Persson
Articles and publications
Exhibitions
  • Somerset House, London, 2015
  • Clarion Hotel, Gothenburg, 2016
  • The Photo Fair, Stockholm, 2016
  • Natural History Museum, London, 2017
  • Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, 2017
  • Royal Albert Hall, London, 2018
  • Pelle Unger Gallery, Stockholm, 2018
  • The PhotoGallery, Halmstad, 2019
  • Dunkers Cultural Museum, Helsingborg, 2019
Ambassador Assignments
  • Bjorn and his wife Larisa together with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and the world famous conservationist Dr Sylvia Earle at the Ocean Ball charity gala, arranged by the Perfect World Foundation.
  • Bjorn together with the Eurovision Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw and top ex tennis player Jonas Björkman during the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation gala.
  • Bjorns photo Close Encounter selling at €12,000 at the Star For Life charity auction
    Galleries
    For further reading, here’s an interview made for National Geographic.