Andrea Gjestvang (1981) lives in Oslo where she works on assignments and pursues long-term documentary projects. In her images she explores contemporary social issues in the Northern Hemisphere using an observational photographic expression.
In 2012, she completed the project One Day in History, with portraits of the young survivors from the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks on Utøya, Norway. The project received international recognition, exhibitions and awards. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the Münchner Stadtmuseum, the Henie Onstad Museum in Norway and the National Museum of Photography in Colombia. Magazines such as Time Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, M Le Mond, National Geographic and The New York Times have featured her work. Gjestvang currently holds a working grant from the Norwegian Art Council and she is a member of Panos Pictures in London.