Bjorn Persson is an internationally recognised photographer living in Stockholm, Sweden. For years he has have travelled around Africa in search of adventure and great images. His passion for this continent’s beautiful wildlife and people is reflected in his pictures.
Several of them have been published in prestigious magazines and awarded in international photo competitions. He also write articles for some of the leading wildlife and travel publications, and his work has been displayed on various galleries around the world selling up to €10,000. In 2018 he will release his now photography book The Real Owners of the Planet.
Besides photography, Bjorn also has a great deal of commitment to the threatened species situation. His passion was raised when he was trained in field care and worked with anti-poaching in South Africa. That’s when he discovered in what a critical state the African wildlife is in. In an attempt to help saving the threatened animals, his main ambition with his photography has always been to raise money towards African wildlife conservation. But instead of creating despair, Bjorn wants to pay tribute to the immense beauty of these creatures, and thereby inspire people to feel compassion and take action.
BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, nomination, 2015
GDT Awards, nomination, best portfolio, 2016
Sony World Photography Awards, second place, Sweden, 2016
BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, nomination 2017
BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, best black and white photography, nomination, 2017
Sony World Photography Awards, Third place, Sweden, 2017
Africa Geographic’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, first place, Most popular photo, 2017
Media that has featured the photography of Bjorn Persson
Articles and publications
Scandinavia Photo, Stockholm, 2015
Somerset House, London, 2015
Post Clarion, Gothenburg 2016
Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm, 2016
Roberto Dutesco Gallery, New York City, 2018
Partners and 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
Bjorn is represented by the Photo Gallery in Halmstad, one of the leading photo galleries for contemporary photography in Sweden. To make an enquiry, please write: nette
For further reading, here’s an interview made for National Geographic.
Bjorn Persson, 2017