Vernissage at Arvika Konsthall


On my way to Paris Photo I passed the city Arvika in Värmland and handed in three of my photos from the project ‘Breathing in the silence’ in hope to be a part of the Christmas exhibition at the Arvika Arthall.

The jury for the exhibition was the Norwegian artist Geir Yttervik, and I was privileged to be one of those he chose for the exhibition and a part of the selection of Värmland contemporary art.

Mattias KarlssonArvika Arthall is a very beautiful place and perfect for art exhibitions, and a lot of people visited the vernissage (wich was held at saturday).

The exhibition is open untill the 30th of December 2016 (for opening hours visit the Arvika Konsthall website)

I really think it is a good exhibition and well worth a visit if you are nearby Arvika.


Martin Parr at Paris Photo 2016

Me and Martin Parr
Me and Martin Parr

I am a big fan of Martin Parr and his wonderful expression in his pitures, wich combines a lovely mix of houmor and critisism in a way that is both very amusing and with a reflection of society and our behaviors.

When I visited Paris Photo 2016, I had the chance to meet several fantastic photographers and favorites I have, not least Martin Parr.

Last year i saw the great exhibition ‘Souvenir’ with Martin at Fotografiska museum in Stockholm.

At Paris Photo i also had the chance to meet the great Sebastião Salgado, Antoine d’Agata, Sarah Moon and JH Enström.

If you are intrested read my blog about – I met Sebastião Salgado 

Antoine d'Agata
Antoine d´Agata

Sarah Moon
Sarah Moon

JH Engström
JH Engström




I met Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado - Paris Photo 2016

At Paris Photo 2016 I had the honor to meet the photographer Sebastião Salgado.

In over forty years, he has documented the human condition around the world with his camera.

Salgado is legendary and one of the greatest photojournalists and documentary photograpers in the world.

Kuwait . A desert on fire - Sebastião Salgado
His most famous works and photoprojects are The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, Migrations and Genesis.

And it was a really big moment to meet him in person, and i also got the chance to speek with him for a a minut when he singned his latest book for me. Kuwait, a desert on fire.

Sebastião Salgado