Karl Henrik Edlund, born 1987 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki and Åland Islands, Finland

Education
2016 – 2017, MFA in Film – Processes of Filmmaking (60 ECTS), Valand Academy, Gothenburg (SE)
2013 – 2014, Atelier Smedsby, Paris (FR)
2010 – 2013, Photojournalism, Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö (SE)
2008 – 2009, Photography, Lofoten folkehøgskole, Kabelvåg (NO)

Books
2016, Bright Hours (Journal, SE), ISBN 978-91-87939-20-4

Selected Exhibitions
2019, Published – Photobooks in Sweden, curated by Nicklas Östlind, CFF – The Centre for Photography, Stockholm (SE)
2018, PPLATS #1, curated by Nayab Ikram, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku (FI)
2018, Bright Hours, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
2018, Published – Photobooks in Sweden, curated by Nicklas Östlind, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (SE)
2017, Bright Hours, Galleri Breadfield, Malmö (SE)
2016, Huset KF, Klöse (SE)
2015, Panoptikon Fotografins hus, Stockholm (SE)
2013, Piripiri, Stockholm (SE)
2013, NAU Gallery, Stockholm (SE)
2012, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm (SE)
2009, Lille Galleri Kabelvåg, Kabelvåg (NO)

Nominations and grants
2018, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, one year working grant
2018, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2018, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, project grant
2017, Finnish Photobook Award 2017, shortlist
2017, Swedish Arts Council, literature support grant
2017, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2017, The Åland Cultural Delegation, travel grant
2017, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant
2016, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, project grant
2016, Bright Hours selected as on the Best Photobooks of 2016 by Christer Ehrling on Photobookstore
2016, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, project grant
2016, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant
2016, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, travel grant
2016, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2015, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, travel grant
2015, The Åland Cultural Delegation, travel grant
2015, Shortlisted for Grand Prix Fotofestiwal
2015, Shortlisted for Spine Dummy Award
2013, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, residency grant
2013, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, travel grant
2010, Winner of TT:S Fotostipendium (formerly Scanpix Stipendium)

Artist Residencies
2017, Villa Bergshyddan, Stockholm (SE)
2016, Källskär Residence, Kökar (FI)

2016, Berlevågatelieene – Kvitbrakka, Berlevåg (NO)
2013 – 2014, House of Finland, Saint Petersburg (RU)


Selected Features and Press
2018, Bird In Flight, interview by Olga Bubich

2018, PPlats #1, essay by Pauli Tapio

2017, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten

2017, Hufvudstadsbladet, Bright Hours book review by Helen Korpak
2017, Photobookstore, Bright Hours featured in The List #1 by Martin Amis
2017, Phases Magazine, feature
2017, Josef Chladek’s Virtual Bookshelf, feature
2017, Ålands Radio, interview by Nina Eriksén
2016, Der Greif #9, feature
2016, FotoRoom, feature and interview
2015, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten
2015, Vice Colombia, article by Daniela Benedetti
2014, Foto.no, article
2011, Fotografisk Tidskrift #2, interview by Jenni Morelli

Lectures and Talks
2017, Artist talk, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
2017, Book signing at the Helsinki Book Fair, Helsinki (FI)
2016, Book launch and signing at Offprint Paris, Paris (FR)
2016, Book launch and signing at Polycopies, Paris (FR)
2016, Artist talk at Introspection.Space, Saint Petersburg (RU)
2016, Poetry reading and slide show at Huset KF, Klöse (SE)
2014, Artist talk at Lofoten International Photofestival, Kabelvåg (NO)
2013, Photography teacher at Kulturama Gymnasium, Stockholm (SE)

Works in Collections
Åland Islands Art Museum, Mariehamn (FI)

Memberships
The Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland

Other
2015 – Co-founder of Mirari Collective, together with Øistein Sæthren Dahle