About Swedish photographer Hannah MODIGH (b.1980, in Stockholm)

Hannah MODIGH studied photography in Copenhagen, Biskops Arnö and the Royal College of Art in Stockholm. Her work have won multiple awards, including the TT's Great Photography Prize and the Lars Tunbjörk Prize. Her photography is characterised by a sense of fine detail, intimate portraits and has been exhibited throughout Europe and the USA. Her work is represented at Moderna Museet in Sweden, which is one of Europe’s leading museums for modern and contemporary art.

Photo books by Hannah MODIGH

  • 'Hillbilly Heroin, Honey' (2010)
    'Sunday mornin comin down' (2012)
    'Hurricane season' (2014)
    'The Milky Way' (2016)
    'Photo paper #21' (2018)
    'Delta' (2019)
    'Archive of longing' (2022)

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Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 16 x 21 x 1 cm., 94 pp., color ills., text language: English, Ltd. to 500 copies
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'Hurricane Season' by Hannah MODIGH deals on an area in Louisiana which is each year at summer and autumn flooded by storms. The floods are a natural part of life and the inhabitants have in a fatalistic way adapted to the frequency of the hurricanes.
78,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 24,5 x 23,5 x 2 cm., 176 pp., 99 color ills., text language: English
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In her artists' photo volume 'Delta', Swedish photographer Hannah MODIGH turns the camera to her personal life in her quest to explore existential question regarding the cycles of life. Numbered and signed copy with one C- print.
128,00 € * Weight 0.6 kg
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 24 x 30 x 2 cm., 124 pp., 61 color ills., text language: English
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'Archive of Longing' by Hannah MODIGH contains full-page portraits of homeless women in color. A personal statement by the photographer and a concluding text by Jenny Maria Nilson are also part of the volume. The design is made by book designer Patric LEO
68,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg

Solo exhibitions
  • 'Hillbilly Heroin, Honey'
    2008: TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2009: Arbetets museum, Norrköping, Sweden; Mikrokosmos, Vadstena, Sweden; Kristianstads sjukhus, Sweden; Färgfabriken The Colour Factory, Sweden; Konstlustans Galleri CSK, Kristianstad, SWE
    2010: Gallery Format Malmö, Sweden; Gallery kontrast, Stockholm; Fotomässan, Älvsjö, Sweden
    2011: Galleri Luova, Helsinki, Finland & Fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden
    2013: Müncher Stadtmuseum, FotoDoks Festival Munich
    2014: Sommarscen Karlstad PGB, Sweden & Galleri London, Uppsala
    2017-2018: Abecita konsthall, Sweden
    2018: Black door gallery Örebro, Sweden
    'Sunday mornin´ comin´ down'
    2011: Galleri kontrast, Stockholm
    2012: Galleri Valfisken, Simrishamn, Sweden
    2013: Galleri 1, Landskrona Photo festival, Sweden
    2014: Värmlands museum, Sweden
    2016: Svenska kyrkan Spånga-Kista församling, Sweden
    2017- 2018: Abecita konsthall, Sweden
    2018: Black door gallery Örebro, Sweden
    'The Milky Way'
    2013: Maaemo, Oslo, Norway
    2014: CFF galley, Stockholm & Fotomuseet Sundsvall, Sweden
    2015: Husby konsthall, Sweden
    2017-2018: Sune Johnsosn mueum, Umeå, Sweden
    'Hurricane Season'
    2016: Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
    2017: Kungsbacka Konsthall, Sweden & Abecita konsthall, Sweden
    2018: Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden & Le Plac’Art Phot, Paris, France
    2019: Galleri Moment, Ängelholm, Sweden; Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris; Dipe Dali Yunnan, China
    2019: Fotohof, Salzburg
    2020: Gallery of photography, Dublin
Group exhibitions
  • 2002: 'VIE,' fealledsparken, Copenhagen
    2004: 'Möte med Grekland', Nordic School of Photograpy, Biskops Arnö, Sweden
    2006: 'Berätta inte för någon', Gallery Kontrast, Sweden
    2008, 2011, 2012: 'Planket', Stockholm, Berlin and Germany
    2009, 2010, 2013: Centrum För Fotografi, Stockholm
    2012: European Photo Exhibition Award (EPEA), House of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Italy; as well as at Nobel Peace
    Center, Oslo, Norway
    2013: Fotomässan, Älvsjö, Sweden & FotoDoks Festival, Munich
    2014: Philanthrophy House, Bryssel
    2015: Curator pick – Höstsalongen Fotografiska, Stockholm
    2018: 'Published', Hasseblad center, Gothenburg, Sweden, CFF, Stockholm; Kvinnorna runt Klarakvarteren – Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Grants, Awards and Nominations

  • 2003: Fatamorgana working scholarship
    2008: Scanpix working scholarship,
    2009: Stockholm’s culture price; Swedish arts grants committee; 'Artist o the year 2009', Beat magazine
    2010: Swedish arts grants committee; 'Photo book of the year in Sweden' for 'Hillbilly heroin, honey'
    2010: EYE magazines list of best books of 2010 for 'Hillbilly heroin, honey'
    2011: European Photo Exhibition Award & 'The Museum of Work' prize for image with documentary focus
    2012: Authors fund; Längmanska stiftelsen; Swedish arts grants committee; Paul Fuf nomination foam
    2013: Kavalla residency, SFF; TT big photo prize
    2014: Paul Fuf nomination foam; Swedish arts grants committee; 'Authors fund'
    2015 'Best Photography Book of the Year Award nomination at PHE15  for 'The Milky way'; Swedish arts grants committee
    2016: LensCulture Portrait Awards Jurors´Picks; Magnum Photography Awards, Portrait; 2016 Shortlisted residencyTokyo, Bangalore
    2017: Lars Tunbjörk Award; Authors fund 2-year working grant
    2018: Swedish arts grants committee traveling grant
    2019: Swedish arts grants committee; Helge Axelssons Stiftelse
    2020: Swedish Authors Fond