Photographer and artist. Born 1976 in Örebro, Sweden. Based in Stockholm.  

Educated at Nordens Fotoskola 2001 - 2003

Stefan Bladhs work transitioning between documentary and conceptual projects. The questions usually revolve around the human condition – exploring themes of mind, memories, time and the impermanence of our existence. His work carries a broad visual expression and examines aspects of the boundaries of our inner and outer world. In 2010 he released his first monograph - The Family. A project and book that got much attention worldwide and was published in the main magazines such as TIMES. Besides personal projects he does editorial work for a number of newspaper and magazine clients.


1). The Family, Nouvel Publishing ISBN 978-91-978263-0-3. Released april 2010. Awarded with the Swedish design award ”Swedish Book Art” and chosen in Photo-Eyes list Book of the year 2011

2.) Irkutsk, Russia 28.06.14, Nouvel Publishing ISBN 978-91-978263-1-0. Released december 2014

3.) Hidden Kingdom, Nouvel Publishing ISBN 978-91-978263-2-7, Kerber Verlag ISBN 978-3-7356-0395-1 Released november 2017


Solo Exhibitions

Romskt kulturcentrum, Stockholm, Sweden 2006

Arbetets Museum, Norrköping, Sweden 2007

Galleri London, Uppsala, Sweden 2007

Marmara Otel, Istanbul, Turkey 2007

Marie Laveau, Stockholm, Sweden 2008

Galleri Neun Plus, Berlin, Germany 2008

Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden 2010

Zita, Stockholm, Sweden 2010

Härnösands Konsthall, Sweden 2011

Luma Kulturhus, Stockholm, Sweden 2011

KG52, Stockholm, Sweden 2011  

Istanbul Hatirasi / Fotograf Evi Istanbul 2012

Black Door Gallery, Örebro, Sweden 2012

Gallery RALF, Stockholm, Sweden 2014


Group Exhibitions 2002 - 2012

Galleri Optimon, Istanbul, Turkey

Deutsch-Türkisches Forum, Stuttgart, Germany

Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden

Bildens Hus, Sundsvall, Sweden

Bursa University, Bursa, Turkey

Yildiz University, Istanbul, Turkey

Silver agency, Stockholm, Sweden

Planket, Stockholm, Sweden

Galleri Kontrast, FRAMED, Sweden



Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France 2009

L.A.F, Prauge, Czech Republic 2009



Shortlisted for Elliot Erwitt Fellowship 2016

Shortlisted for Oscar Barnack Award 2012 with the serie STASIS (now Hidden Kingdom)

Shortlisted Fotofestiwal 2012 Lodz with the serie STASIS (now Hidden Kingdom)



Recountres D´Arle 2012 - Oscar Barnack Award / STASIS (now Hidden Kingdom)

Lodz Photofestival 2012 / STASIS (now Hidden Kingdom)



Helge Axson Johnson foundation 2005

Längmanska foundation 2006, 2007 and 2011

Swedish Author foundation 2007 and 2010

Swedish Art Council 2008

Swedish Art Council 2009

Swedish Art Council for 2 year 2010 and 2011

Swedish Art Council for 2 year 2015 and 2016