Photo Book Grants

Photo Book Grants 2019




To support and contribute to the development of the photo book in the Nordic countries, which is a vital part of photographic practice and research.


Three Grants are awarded:
1. SEK 50 000

2. SEK 30 000

3. SEK 20 000





The grants will be awarded to book projects whose initiator(s) is/are based and work in one of the Nordic countries. The grants can be applied for by photographers, artists and curators and will only be awarded to not yet published projects.

Furthermore the following will be given priority:

  • collaborations with researchers or research institutions
  • photo historical publications
  • innovative concept and design


© Johannes Samuelsson

© Johannes Samuelsson




Book projects that are granted support should mention the Hasselblad Foundation as contributor to the book and include the Foundation’s logo at a suitable place in the publication.

The Hasselblad Foundation should receive 6 signed copies of the published book.

The applicants should be prepared to participate in potential activities arranged by the Foundation in relation to the grants, such as an award ceremony or similar events.


Application deadline 2018


The Hasselblad Foundation should receive the application no later than November 1 2018.




The Application Form for Photo Book Grants

The application form can be filled out in English or Swedish. No digital applications. 


The application shall be posted via regular mail.



Hasselblad Foundation

Att: Photo Book Grant

Ekmansgatan 8

412 56 Göteborg



Email address for questions


Subject: Photo book grant application




Decisions about the grants will be made during winter 2018/2019. The recipients will be notified via e-mail.


For more information please contact:


Jenny Blixt:






Photo Book Grants 2018


Tova Mozard (SEK 50 000)

Alice Schoolcraft (SEK 30 000)

Annica Karlsson Rixon (SEK 20 000)



The Hasselblad Foundation Photo Book Grants 2017

Photo Book Grants 2017 to:

Helga Härenstam – SEK 50 000

Cecilia Grönberg – SEK 30 000

Hendrik Zeitler – SEK 20 000



Skogsbärbranschen – Photo Book Grant 2016


In order to promote these grants and mark the significance of photography books already this summer, we have chosen to award photographer Johannes Samuelsson a grant of SEK 20,000 for his book project Skogsbärbranschen.


Skogsbärbranschen is based on Johannes Samuelsson’s photographs and is a collaboration with two cultural geographers and researchers at Umeå University: Madeleine Eriksson and Aina Tollefsen. It is about the forest-berry industry in Norrland: about structural organisation, economic circumstances, changes in the countryside, migration and local and global relationships. The project is cross-disciplinary, highly relevant and very original.


Johannes Samuelsson

Johannes Samuelsson


About Johannes Samuelsson

Johannes Samuelsson is a photographer and artist with a master’s degree from the Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg. He lives and works in Umeå, Sweden. Johannes participated in the exhibition New Nordic Photography at the Hasselblad Center in 2011 and teaches at the Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University.