/by Nanna Klith

Lise Johansson is a photographer based in Copenhagen, educated at Vera – School of Art and Design and Media College, Viborg.

Her education at the Media College has given her professionally photographical and technical skills, though she has managed to keep her own unique and artistic approach towards the medium. Blending both analoque and digital techniques, the arbitraty, blurry and the focused and perfect.

Johansson is creating mystical and dark places in between reality and imagination, in between the conscious and unconscious, the known and unknown. The works are letting the spectator left alone, in his own confrontation with long forgotten places in the mind, forced to reinvent the reality the photographs are presenting.


2017 Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr, Sumerset House, London

2016 SVEND, UngK, Aarhus, Denmark

2015 Mørke Dage, Lindholm Brygge 9, Aalborg, Denmark

2015 Tomrummet, Aalborg, Denmark

2015 Surreal Art, Byens Rum, Aalborg, Denmark

2015 Mørke Dage Pre-event, Byens Rum, Aalborg, Denmark

2012 Det Personlige Fotografi, Central Station, Aarhus, Denmark

2010 Minimalismo, Centro Fotográfico, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010 Vera, Copenhagen, Denmark


2017 Felix Schoeller Photo Award, shortlist, category Free Choice/Conceptual

2017 Sony World Photography Awards, 1st place winner of the National Award Denmark

2017 Sony World Photography Awards, 1st place winner of Enhanced category, Open

2017 Monochrome Awards, Honorable Mention in conceptual category

2016 Winner of the Hasselblad Student Award, exhibition SVEND

2016 FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards, 2nd place winner in conceptual category


2017 Monochrome Awards Annual Book

2017 World Photography Organisation, Feature for International Women’s Day

2016 Hearth, Art People Gallery

2016 Hearth, Dodho Magazine

2016 Nye talenter, Dansk Foto Kunst

2016 Sehnsucht, The Creators Project

2016 Sehnsucht/Fractures, Art People Gallery

2015 Lise Johansson Photography, Dodho Magazine

2013 Kunstnertapeter, Elle Magazine



2012-2016 Medieskolerne Viborg, Photography

2012-2016 The National Museum of Copenhagen Apprenticeship with Roberto Fortuna

2010 Vera – School of Art and Design, Fine Art Photography

2006 Grundtvig Højskole Photography, Art, Photoshop etc.