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.   


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


Journalist in conflict zones,
Fojo Media institue, 2015
Nordic school of photojournalism,
Stockholm 2013-2015
General photography,
Gotland 2012-2013


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


Carl De Souza, Editor AFP East Africa:

Paul Botes, Editor Mail & Guardian Johannesburg: