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.   


National Geographic
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Al Jazeera
Financial Times Weekend
Svenska Dagbladet
The Guardian
Norwegian Refugee Council


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


Editors' pick - LensCulture 2016
Award of Excellence - CPOY 2016
Joop Swarts masterclass
2016 Nominee
Joop Swarts masterclass
2017 Nominee
1st price - Contemporary issue, Sony World Photography Awards, 2018


Carl De Souza, Editor AFP East Africa:

Paul Botes, Editor Mail & Guardian Johannesburg: