Hans Strand

Swedish, 1955–present

Strand is drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated emotions and expressions he finds in nature. His images – frozen in a static frame – still tells a story of movement, time and evolution.

In recent years his photography has taken a course away from the untouched and wild nature and focused more on people’s influences on ecosystems. Photographs of water pollution and the visual magic of manmade agricultural landscapes have become an important ingredient in his recent work.

Strand’s work have been published in many international photo and art magazines and his photographic art is frequently exhibited. He has won thirteen international awards, including the Hasselblad Master Award in 2008. Strand has published eight books, often with themes relating to the environment and people’s relations to nature and landscapes. The latest publication is Iceland, an XL-sized book.