Jörgen Axelvall is a Tokyo based photographer and artist from Sweden. Before moving to Tokyo in 2011 he resided in NYC for 15 years, assisting some of the most acclaimed photographers including Ellen von Unwerth, Mary Ellen Mark and Steven Sebring. He has since carved out his own diverse and creative path in the Japanese capital. Axelvall tends towards long-term projects: exploring intimacy and solitude; soft- or select-focus evoking abstracted, dream-like realms at once personal, yet universal. He attempts to seize the utter vulnerability and beauty to transubstantiate the subject into the essence of the moment. Axelvall’s visual storytelling interacts with his experimental word.
Axelvall exhibits internationally, and has won significant awards: International Winner, New Exposure by Vogue USA, 2013, Athens Photo Festival, 2019, and The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2015. Axelvall has four monographs to date. Since 2018, Jörgen Axelvall has been represented by Ken Nakahashi Gallery in Tokyo.