Hans Gedda

Born in Flen 1942

Since the late 1960s, Hans Gedda has been one of Swedens leading portrait photographers. He is known for his intimate portraits of some of the greatest icons of our time, ranging from politicians and kings to actors and musicians. Many of these photographs has since become part of our cultural heritage, like the photograps of Nelson Mandela, taken shortly after he was released from prison.

Selected Exhibitions

1972 “Portraits”, Gallery Doktor Glas, Stockholm, Sweden
1978 “Portraits”, Gallery Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Sweden
1979 ”SX-70 Art”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
1982 ”The Frozen Image”, Walker Art Center, USA
1991 World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 ”A Positive View 1”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
1995 Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France
1996 ”Fashion”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 ”Underexposed”, Subway, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 ”Art-space”, Arlanda Airport, Sweden
1998 Rock/Popstars, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 ”Metamorfosis”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 “Ulvsund”, Prinsens Bar, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 “Kungar I Svart Och Vitt”, Gripsholms Slott, Sweden
2008 “Svenska angelägenheter”, Åmells Konsthandel, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 “Classic Portraits”, Tranan, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 “Geniet från Flen”, Abecita Konsthall, Borås, Sweden
2013 “Hans Gedda”, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Hasselbladstiftelsen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


1991 World Press Photo
1994 Årets Bild, Sweden
2008 Statlig inkomstgaranti för konstnärer


Behind the scene, Fyra Förläggare 1982
The Frozen Image – Scandinavian photography, Abeville 1982
The Icons of our times, Alfabeta 1987
Photographers and their images, Conran Octopus 1987
Circus, Nordstedts 1995
Dead Plates, Livraison Books 2013
Det tredje ögat/The Third Eye, Nationalmuseum 2013

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