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Biography

Paul Hansen is a photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter his assignments and self-initiated projects, take him all over the world – as well as just around the corner. In working with multimedia and by also writing his own reportages Paul assume a big journalistic responsibility to great acclaim by his newspapers readership. In covering events whether it is in Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan – or back home in Sweden there is always one common denominator that link his work together; empathy. His visual storytelling has, among many domestic and international prizes and honors, also awarded him “Picture of the year” two times and “Photographer of the Year” in Sweden eight times. He was also awarded “Photographer of the year Newspaper” in POYi 2010 and 2013, “World Press Photo, 2012”, a second place in “Photographer of the year” in POYi 2015, a second place in “General News” by World Press Photo 2016, a third place in “Photographer of the year Newspaper” in POYi 2017 and an Honorable Mention in Photojournalist of the Year (Large Market) in NPPA BOP 2017.

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography