Rune Eraker

Rune Eraker has worked as an independent documentary photographer for more than two decades and he currently chairs the editorial team of the Norwegian Journal of Photography. In 1990, he joined the Amsterdam-based picture agency Hollandse Hoogte. In 2009, he was picture editor of ‘Norwegian Documentary Photography Today’, based on his previous participation as the chair of the jury that awarded Fritt Ord’s significant contribution to Norwegian documentary photography projects in 2007. In 2009, he was named ‘Freelancer of the Year’ in Norway. His photographs have been exhibited in several solo shows, including Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand 2010; Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo 2009; Trondheim Art Museum, 2006; Bryggen Museum, Bergen 2005; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo 2001 and the Guayasamin Museum in Quito, Ecuador 1993. He has published several photo books such as ‘Øyeblikk av Lys’ (‘Moments of Light’), ‘The Smell of Longing’ and ‘The Dream of Europe’. His photos have been published in magazines and newspapers in Norway and internationally. He is currently working on his new solo exhibition entitled ‘The Blind Eye’. In February 2014, Eraker has been invited to stage a solo exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK).