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Gunta Podina is social documentary photographer based in Sweden, specializing in social and cultural anthropology issues. Gunta has MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from University of Arts London. Her work is represented by the Arles based Photo Agency Ektadoc and Alamy. Besides she works freelance for Swedish magazines “Research and Development”, “Language” and newspaper “SN”.


Her documentary projects aims to deconstruct conventional interpretations of people and environment, whilst making meaningful commentaries on current social and cultural issues.

The projects and commissions she undertakes often deal with our relationship to notions of identity, belonging and social interactions.




2017 We are not invisible, Photography Museum of Latvia, Riga

2017 Living at the edge of despair, Fujifilm Photography Festival, Viseu, Portugal

2016 Show me those blured places!, Photography Museum of Latvia, Riga

2015 Oklart, Södermanlands salonger, Oxelösund, Sweden

2014 Njut Lagom!, Library project, Dublin

2014 Njut Lagom!, Gallery Aff, Berlin

2014 Village For The Blind, Gnesta Foto Planket, Sweden

2013 Njut Lagom!, Nursery Gallery, London

2013 Njut Lagom!, NK-villan, Nyköping, Sweden

2011 Memories of Mankind VII, Yunnan Provincial Library, China

2011 Viva la Vida, Saldus and Liepaja, Latvia

2010 5th International Photo Biennale "Tashkentale2010", Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2009 Memories of Mankind VI, Guangzhou, China

2009 Viva la Vida, Sundsvalls Foto museum, Sweden

2009 Viva la Vida, DN skrapan, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 NK-Villan, Sweden

2008 Katrineholm´s Bibliotek, Sweden

2007 Pelles Lusthus, Sweden

2006 Slakthuset, Nyköping, Sweden

2006 Stallet, Nyköping, Sweden



2015 ”The Humanity Photo Award 2015”, UNESCO and HPA

2014 Live in Nyköping campaigne, Presenting images for Nyköping municipality, Sweden

2013 ”The Humanity Photo Award 2013”, UNESCO and HPA

2013 Travel Photography Scholarship Award 2013, World Nomads and National Geographic Channel

2012 World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship Award 2012

2011 ”The Humanity Photo Award 2011”, China Folklore Photographic Association, China

2010 ”Photography Award Tashkentale 2010”, Uzbekistan

2009 ”The Humanity Photo Award 2009”, Guangzhou, China

2008 ”The Sony World Photography Award “Music photography”

2008 ”Year's comedy picture”, Göte Kreutz, Swedish Photography Association

2007 ”Grand Prix Year's bild”, Magazine Kamera & Bild, Sweden