Victor Fellowship

The Victor Fellowship started in 2004. Today, it consists of a six-month studio residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), in Brooklyn, New York.


The Fellowship is open to individuals:

  • holding a Master’s degree in photography, fine arts or photo journalism, with the main focus on still photography
  • have studied in the Nordic countries or be a Nordic citizen who has completed a degree elsewhere
  • have graduated between 2013-2016 or expect to have graduated by June 2017


Application deadline for Victor Fellowship 2017: March 1, 2017


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Espen Gleditsch – Victor Fellowship 2016

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce Espen Gleditsch as the recipient of the Victor Fellowship 2016.


Bau & Wohnung, page 34-35, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret © Espen Gleditsch

Bau & Wohnung, page 34-35, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret © Espen Gleditsch


Espen Gleditsch’s project White Lies is a work in progress, which he will be developing further during his residency at ISCP in New York. White Lies deals with whiteness through the mediating role of photography in the dissemination of art and architecture, and the production of art historical knowledge. One of the most influential exhibitions of functionalist architecture, the 1927 Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, was documented in black and white photographs, creating an image of functionalist buildings as having white facades. These portrayals have been formative for functionalist architecture to this day, even though a key feature on several of the houses was the use of bright colours. In 1932 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition on modern architecture that proved to be seminal in conveying the idea of white modernism.


Espen Gleditsch will continue his research in the MoMA archives, which hold unique material related to the 1932 exhibition. The artist writes: “With the project I intend to place the desire to eliminate colour from the architectural discourse in a broader political context in the interwar period, a time characterized by its ideals of medical, racial, sexual, psychological, moral and visual hygiene.”


Espen Gleditsch graduated from the Oslo National Academy of Arts in 2015.


Members of the jury for the Victor Fellowship 2016 were Tine Colstrup, Curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Dragana Vujanovic, Chief Curator at the Hasselblad Foundation; Cecilia Sandblom, Photographer at the Hasselblad Foundation, and Louise Wolthers, Research Manager at the Hasselblad Foundation.




Previous recipients of the Victor Fellowships

2015 Mårten Lange

2014 Lotta Törnroth

2013 Savas Boyraz  & Malin Bernalt

2012 Tonje Bøe Birkeland & Linda Varoma

2011 David Molander & Joachim Fleinert

2010 Lovisa Ringborg & Nelli Palomäki

2009 Mattias Ericsson & Mårten Lange

2008 Preben Holst

2007 Anna Linderstam

2006 Daniel Andersson

2005 Hyun-Jin Kwak

2004 Pernilla Zetterman