Emma Hartvig is a Swedish photographer based in Paris. In her work, she orchestrates carefully arranged and staged scenarios, exploring fragmented narratives inspired by cinema. Her arresting portfolio of enticing, often unexpected photographic compositions also hints at a tongue-in-cheek appraisal of the world of advertising. A picture-perfect surface seduces the viewer; momentarily masking the absurd elements that underpin each image, from bizarrely cropped alpine scenes to alluring, near-artificial edible arrangements. The photographs mimic a discordant sequence of film stills - the elisions compel the audience to conjure the missing frames in their imagination. (Extract from Aesthetica Magazine 2016)

Selected Clients and Publications

Miu Miu,Chanel,Marie Claire,AnOther Magazine,Harper's Bazaar,Mercedes,The Telegraph Magazine,Sleek Magazine,Interview Germany,Lula Magazine,Kinfolk,L'Officiel


  • British Airways High Life New Talent Award 2016 (UK), Winner
  • International Photo Awards 2014 (US), Nominee
  • New York Photo Awards Interim 2013 (US), Winner
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