Anne-Stine Johnsbråten (b.1983) is an independent documentary photographer living in Oslo. TIME called her one of “eight Norwegian photographers you need to follow” in 2015. She mainly works with personal projects, combining reporting with portrait work to explore topics such as gender, identity and discrimination. Several of her long-term projects have been shown in renowned galleries and festivals in Norway and abroad, such as Henie Onstad Art Center and The House of Photography in Oslo, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover and Cortona on the Move in Italy. Last fall she was invited for an artist residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA, the same year she also won first prize in Norwegian Picture of the Year 2016 for Good Wife, Wise Mother – Women in Japan. In 2012 she received the Tribute Prize from The Freedom of Expression Foundation in Norway for her work The Norwegian Roma.
“Johnsbråten takes a social anthropological approach in her attractive, direct images that are without artifice and that capture the lives of her young subjects in intimate, spontaneous moments”, James Estrin of The New York Times about her project Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo.