About me

My name is Fredrik Lerneryd and I’m a Swedish freelance photojournalist, I live in Nairobi and working for international media, non-governmental organizations and persona projects. 
I’m committed to documenting sections of society and communities in way that affords them more respect.
I seek out stories that are not so obvious at first sight, but take a bit of time and effort to find.
I like to balance between challenging clichés and not losing a sense of what the individual I’m photograph may still also feel is part of their identity.
I think it’s important to question your own stereotypic view on subjects and individuals that is what I strive for when I choose stories.   

Clients

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Al Jazeera
Expressen
Financial Times Weekend
Norwegian Refugee Council
Svenska Dagbladet
The Guardian
UNICEF
MSF
 


Education

Eddie Adams Workshop, NY 2017

HEFAT, Hostile environment course 2017

Journalist in conflict zones,
Fojo Media institue 2015

Nordic school of photojournalism,
Stockholm 2013-2015

General photography,
Gotland 2012-2013

Honours

Editors' pick - LensCulture
Award of Excellence - CPOY
Joop Swarts masterclass
2016 Nominee
Joop Swarts masterclass
2017 Nominee

References

Carl De Souza, Editor AFP East Africa:
carl-de-souza@afp.com

Paul Botes, Editor Mail & Guardian Johannesburg:
paulb@mg.co.za