Swedish photographer and filmmaker Anders Edström is internationally renowned for his nuanced explorations of time, memory, and our relationship with place.
His work in fashion began in the 1990s when he moved to Paris from Stockholm and met Martin Margiela, with whom he collaborated closely for many years. The editorials they made together for magazines including Marie Claire Bis Japon, Printemps/Été ’93, Elle Japon ’95 and Visionnaire ’95 broke decisively with fashion imagery of the previous decade. Edstrom’s and Margiela’s signature layouts set a new tone that continues to influence and inspire.
Prada, Loewe, Jil Sander, Miu Miu and Stella McCartney are among the many clients who appreciate Edstrom’s elegant, refined imagery. His work has appeared in a vast array of international magazines including Self Service, M le Monde, i-D, The Gentlewoman, Purple Fashion, Fantastic Man, Re-Edition, i-D, PRINT Publication and AnOther.
Edström’s films, many made in collaboration with C.W. Winter, have won many awards including a Golden Leopard Prize at Locarno International Film Festival (for The Anchorage, 2009) and the Encounters Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival (for The Works and Days, 2021).
His photography has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Edstrom has published numerous books, including ‘The Buckshot Lexicon’ with Jeff Rian and Purple Books (2000), Hanezawa Garden (MACK, 2015) and Shiotani (2021).
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