I’m a freelance photographer from Sweden who now also work in Limburg, Belgium. Since 2006 I have been enjoying short assignments for magazines and organizations as well as long-term projects. My main focus is documentary still photography, but I also film and edit video. I have experience in birth photography, writing feature stories, giving lectures on documentary photography and working as a picture editor for magazines. 

I got my degree in Photojournalism at Nordens Fotoskola Biskops-Arnö, Sweden, and have studied documentary film direction at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV, Cuba.

Some clients I’ve had the pleasure to work for are the New York Times, Die Zeit, De Morgen, the Swedish Institute, Goethe-Institut, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Knack, Arkitektur, Tidningen Vi, Vi Läser, Dagens Nyheter, Fryshuset, RFSU, Vagabond, Kvinna till Kvinna, Göteborgs-Posten, Capacent, the Swedish Red Cross, Natur & Kultur, Folke Bernadotte Akademien, Arkitektur, Tidningen Re:public.


Don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Moa Karlberg


+32 (0)470 98 37 49

2021: Selected for the Creative Climate Leadership Course run by Julie’s Bicycle

2015: IWMF’s Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship Program

2015: Education grant from the Swedish Journalist Union

2015: 1:st prize Swedish Picture of the Year, Everyday Life Sweden

2013: Gyllene Fotovästen from Mid Sweden University

2012: 1:st prize Swedish Picture of the Year, Arts and entertainment 

2012: One year working grant from the Swedish Authors Fund

2011: Travel grant from the Swedish Photographers Association

2010: Project grant from Fonden Innovativ Kultur, together with Galleri Kontrast

2010: Project grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2010: 1:st prize Swedish Picture of the Year, Portrait series

2009: Scanpix photo prize nominee for Watching you watch me 

2008: Accepted for the Nordic Master Class, held in Norway

2007: Nudok diploma from Nordiska museet

2007: Kavalla travel grant from the Swedish Photographers Association 

2006: Scanpix photo prize nominee for Trafficking


2021: Dokumentärfotosalong, Arbetets Museum & Västerbottens Museum, Sweden

2017: Hundred Times the Difference, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden

2017: Last Night in Sweden, Fotografiska, Stockholm

2016: Hundred Times the Difference, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland

2016: Hundred times the Difference, Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall, Sweden

2014: Watching You Watch Me, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland 

2014: Utfall, Höganäs konsthall, Höganäs, Sweden

2011: KIDS, Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby, Sweden

2010: Watching You Watch Me, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden

2009: Sightseeing: Burma, Galleri KG52, Stockholm 

2007: Trafficking, Arbetets museum, Norrköping, Sweden

2007: Trafficking, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden

2007: Trafficking, Fotogalleriet, Gotland, Sweden

2006-2008: Trafficking, Museum of world culture, Gothenburg, Sweden

STUGLANDET – en guide till fria övernattningar


Stuglandet (Country of Cabins) is a guide book to climate friendly tourism in Sweden, discovering more than 250 open cabins where you can spend a night for no cost. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, some food and a bus ticket.

Photography by Moa Karlberg. Text by Kjell Vowles. Design by Pasadena Studio.
Published by Votum förlag 2017 (updated, fact-checked edition 2021).


Purchase your copy here





Last night in Sweden, 2017.

Published by Max Ström förlag.


Ser dig se mig (Watching you watch me), 2010.

Photography and publishing by Moa Karlberg.
Text by Thord Eriksson. Design by Johan Månsson.


Sort of Safe, 2009.

Published by Ajour forlag.


Alléhandboken, 2004.

Published by Regionmuseet Kristianstad.
Ansvarig utgivare moakarlberg.com: Moa Karlberg