© Lars Tunbjörk
© Lars Tunbjörk

2011 Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival

Lars Tunbjörk was born in 1956 in Boras, Sweden. He looks critically and ironically to the world around him: his native country with its contradictions, the sad uniformity of urbanized areas invading the world, without forgetting his favourite subjects, the open space offices. For several years, (he was one of the few authorized photographs of the New York Times), he has been covering international events such as the Cannes Festival or the Fashion week in Paris or creating reports about sport in Dubai or growing wealth in China. Through his original style - long and short framing, objective plans and sectional views – and his original perspective, he questions the world around us. In fact, his images are questions rather than findings, developed by the artist with a subtle humour. Lars Tunbjörk has published seven monographies. He received the World Press Photo prize in 2005.

In May 2011, he covered in Deauville the background of the G8 of Heads of State and government and produced a report entitled: “Un regard décalé sur le G8 de Deauville” (A different perspective on the G8 of Deauville)