Johan Bergström was born in Piteå, in the North of Sweden in
1978. He now lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin. Before his
studies at the School of Photography in Göteborg he assisted
various photographers - most notably, Christer Strömholm, Anders
Petersen and JH Engström. He received a Bachelor in Photography in
2007 and was awarded with the Robert Frank fellowship 2007 for his
final project Nostalgia at the School of Photography.
He was nominated for the Hasselblad Foundation Victor Fellowship in
2007 and presented in PLAT(T)FORM 08 at Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Bergströms work is included in the collection of Fotomuseum
Winterthur, as well as numerous private collections. His work is
currently shown at Fotogalleriet in Oslo and has previously been
exhibited internationally at Paris Photo and DFOTO in San Sebastián
by Galerie VU'. In the series Smoke Signals Johan
Bergström reflects on the extrusion of villages caused by lignite
mining in the Lausitz area in eastern Germany, operated by Swedish
state-owned power company Vattenfall. Johan Bergrstöm is
represented by GunGallery in Stockholm.