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NORDphotography, Sundsøya 11, 7670 Inderøy, Norway


Tel: 0047-95 47 69 66

  Our Faculty    

Jonathan is a multimedia designer, consultant, and educator who has worked internationally with a diverse range of companies, organizations, and individuals.


He has served as Media Director to the Camden International Film Festival for more than 10 years, and also leads digital media and creativity workshops at a variety of institutions and art centers around the world. In 2014, he joined Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) as Creative Director.

Jonathan has received The Raising Star Award from the Palm Beach Photographic Center, and is listed as one of the top 60 most collectable artist in Maine. 

In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She now edits, writes and publishes aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers.


Julie represents the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, consults, edits and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles, and divides her time between NYC and London.


Julie is a portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers, Photo NOLA and Photolucida and a writer for PDN's “Emerging Photographer,” “PDN EDU”, and the Huffington Post. 

William Ropp is a French contemporary photographer and photo-artist, best known for his series of portraits.


Ropp is often called a photo-artist, and his style of photography is spoken of as unique, inimitable, and recognizable. In the mid-2000’s, Ropp undertook a number of trips, each of which resulted in a series of portraits of people – Africans and Gypsies, inhabitants of Mexico and Russia, adults and kids. In 2010, he started working in color, portrait photography remaining the primary one in his work.


Ropp is the author of several books on the art of photography; his exhibitions and workshops for photographers are staged all over the world.

Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.


Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women.


She is the recipient of many awards, including the distinguished Lucie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in portraiture 2018, and Lucie Awards Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. Tenneson’s work has been exhibited in museums around the globe and is part of many private and public collections.

Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, author and educator who has accomplished international acclaim, in all three of these capacities, as a leading authority in Alternative Photographic Processes. She has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as in workshops throughout the United States and Europe.


Jill’s more recent emphasis has been on the wet plate collodion process, originally used by Matthew Brady during the Civil War.


Jill’s personal work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Camera Arts, PDN, Hasselblad’s FORUM Magazine, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, Digital Camera, and ZOOM.

Enfield’s immigrant series, titled “New Americans” was exhibited in a  solo exhibition at Ellis Island in the spring of 2017.

Ragne Kristine Sigmond is a Norwegian photographer, currently teaching photography at Media College Denmark, where teaching of lighting is one of her favourite subjects.

She received her education in photography at the very same school, graduating in 2003. Working on fine art photography in her spare time has been an important factor for developing her photographic style. She has been invited to present her work at art fairs, to give lectures and hold workshops, to judge competitions or to exhibit in countries like Norway, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Australia. She was the main contributor of photographs to the 500-page book about composition “Se her!” (LOOK!), written by Rudi Hass, released in the Scandinavian market in 2013.

In 2017 she received the Photography award in Norway, a prize created to honour photographers who have especially contributed to enhancing the position of photography in cultural life.

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming,  a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award.

Bob’s work mixes video, still images and audio to create tightly focused journalistic narratives with cinematic sensibilities. HIs new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR for journalism.

Sacha has received numerous awards for his innovative work, including most recently the 2010 Documentary Project of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.

Travis Hocutt is a working artist located in the Chicago area.


Travis got his BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston (now LUCAD) and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Travis’ practice includes many media ranging from photography, to book binding, to woodworking. The investigation of wonder links Hocutt’s works, whatever the medium or subject. He has been working most recently with cyanotype and sculpture about ice and the complexity of mapping that which is constantly in flux.


Travis currently works as Director of Operations for Chicago based Illumivation Studios, overseeing the production of large scale promotional installations.

Tatiana Yermolayeva

Mark Olich, born in Omsk, Russia in 1974, is a Russian photographer whose works are entirely focused on the worlds of theatre and dance.


Mark has been engaged with photography since 2002. He also studied easel graphics, and etch- ing, and his paintings and drawings are in many private collections both in Russia and Japan.

In 2000 he accepted a invitation from the Mariinsky Theater and has for nearly  fteen years worked on theatre scenery in one of the most famous theatres in the world.


Mark is a graduated from the Theatre and Art College, he has studied at the Russian Ballet Academy (Vagano- va), and participated in many art and photo exhibitions.

Elizabeth Opalenik lives and works in Oakland, California. As a photographic artist, Opalenik believes that all good photographs are self portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams.


Opalenik is regarded as one of the most creative artist of her time. Her nearly 40 year career has found her teaching or making images on six continents, seeking the beauty and grace that exists within all things. 

She employs the Mordançage process, infrared, platinum printing and hand painting in creating her innovative, one-of-a-kind images. She mixes digital and traditional technologies to explore all the creative possibilities.

Elizabeth Opalenik’s work is collected, published and exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections internationally. In 2007, she published her first monograph, Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007

Tatiana Yermolayeva is a Russian Art Historian, Curator, and Producer.


She has a background from the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, and has been a producer and facilitator for several artist throughout the years.


Her most famous collaborator was with world renowned fashion and art photographer Deborah Turbeville, whom she worked closely with

for many decades.


She has been NORDphotogrpahy’s producer and facilitator in St Petersburg since 2011.

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth’s wild places.


In 1998, Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and in 2010 Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers.


His first book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004, and the dvd A Natural Eye Workshop was released in December, 2009. 

Trym Ivar Bergsmo is a Norwegian nature photographer and visual artist, residing in Harstad.

He is educated at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.


Bergsmo has published several books, been involved in a variety of multimedia and theater projects and had many photo exhibitions.


Photographic, he is particularly famous for his photo- graphs from Lofoten and Northern Norway.


Bergsmo’s images have been purchased by the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow and Queen Sonja of Norway.


He is a member of the Norwegian Nature Photographers Association and Nordnorske Bildende Kunstnere.

Anna Clarén is one of the most recognised Swedish photographers. Her breakthrough came with the photo series Holding (2006). The book with the same name won the Swedish photographic book award in 2006.


Annas lates project ‘When everything Changes’ is a deeply personal, and revealing story told through excruciating beautiful photographs. ‘’This story is about a life crisis. About a family and a marriage that is suddenly faced with the unexpected. The floor falls out from under you and no one knows how to handle the new situation,” says Anna Clarén. For the first time, Clarén stands as a sole author of a book, a genre-defying story with a script in dialogue form, where lines exchanged by the characters are interspersed with documentary images. The project was presented as both a film and book at Fotografiska in Stockholm on April 2ND 2018. 


Clarén is also a Head of Education at the Nordic School of Photography.

Cig Harvey is a fine art photographer known for her surreal images of nature and family. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the George Eastman Museum, and the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Harvey has been featured in The New York Times, and received in 2017 the prestigious "Excellence in Teaching Award" from CENTER. In 2018 she was named the Prix Virginia Laureate, an international photography prize awarded to one woman each year.

In addition to her fine art work, Harvey also does select editorial and commercial work including projects for O Magazine, New York Magazine, T Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Japan, Bloomingdale's, Kate Spade, and Ralph Lauren.

Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of NORDphotography and SAGA Center for Photography. She teaches NORDphotography’s mentor program in Oslo and at SAGA. Elisabeth took her photo-education in USA, and worked for several years with the world renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson. She  has also worked at the Polaroid Studio in NYC, and assisted photographers like William Wegman and Timothy Greenfield Sanders.


Her work has been exhibited at The Photo District Gallery (NYC), CMCA (Maine - USA), DogA (Oslo), Trondhjem Kunstforening and Sekkefabrikken (Oslo) in addition to private galleris in USA and Norway. 
She holds the cover for Book 'The View Project' by Joyce Tenneson.