Elis Hoffman is a award winning Swedish photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden and Johannesburg, South Africa. Elis combines freelance work with doing personal projects that results in exhibitions and books. He has worked as a freelance photographer since 2007. His clients are magazines, newspapers, book publishers and different companies. Elis has also worked as a photographer and picture editor at the feature department at Sweden’s largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Grants & Awards
One year work grant from The Swedish Authors Foundation in 2016.
A travel grant from the Swedish Arts Grant Committee in 2016.
Winner of a silver medal for his book Fading at the German Photo Book of the Year in 2015.
One year work grant from The Swedish Authors Foundation in 2014.
Winner of TT´s Grand Photo Award for Fading in 2014. The award is considered the most important award a Swedish photographer can get.
A project grant from The Swedish Arts Grant Committee to realize his book Fading.
A one year work grant from The Swedish Arts Grant Committee in 2011.
Winner of the price of the jury for Tonight at the Photo Festival in Montpellier in 2009.
Nominated to the Grand prix for Tonight at the Photo Festival in Lodz in 2009.
Upcoming: Exhibiting Fading at Kehrer Galerie in Berlin, Germany. 23 June to 5 August, 2017.
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. "Fading" 13 January to 12 March, 2017.
Les Boutographies de Montpellier, France. “Fading” 30 April to 22 May in 2016.
VU-Photo in Quebec, Canada. “Fading” 8 January to 7 February 2016.
Husby Art Gallery, Stockholm. "De Flyktiga" Exhibition with Hannah Modigh. 7-23 March in 2015.
De flyktiga was exhibited in all ad-spaces in the bus stops in Tranås, Sweden. 3 August to 18 August 2014.
Sandgrund, Lars Lerin Museum in Karlstad, Sweden. “Tonight” 9 March to 7 April in 2013.
Museum of work in Norrköping, Sweden. “Tonight” 28 August 2012 to 6 January 2013.
Skövde city museum and Skövde art museum, Sweden. “Tonight” 26 February to 20 March in 2011.
The Dance museum, Stockholm. “Tonight” 1-31 October in 2010.
Impressions de Europe in Nantes, France. “Tonight” 6-8 November in 2009.
Fading was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2015.
Tonight was self published in 2010.
De Flyktiga was self published in 2014.
Group exhibition (selection)
PHOS Art Festival in Matane, Canada. “Fading” 2-17 September 2016
Tranås City hall, Sweden. "De flyktiga" 29 June to 25 August 2013
Gallery Kontrast in Stockholm. 24 February to 20 March in 2011.
Gallery KG52 in Stockholm, International mail art exhibition. 14-29 August in 2010.
Källfallet in Grängesberg, Sweden. 5-7 November in 2010.
Recontres Photographiques de Montpellier, France. “Tonight” 6-21 June in 2009.
Lodz Fotofestiwal, Poland. “Tonight” 7-31 May in 2009.
Noorderlicht photo festival in Groningen, Holland. "Tonight" 6 September to 4 October in 2009.
Circulation(s) Mois off de la Photo in Paris, France. "Tonight" 4-29 November in 2008.
Photojournalism, Nordic school of photography, Biskops-arnö, Sweden. 2004-2007.
Visual Communication at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. 2003.
Photography,School of photography in Gothenburg, Sweden. 2001-2002.
Journalism and conflict studies at Skinnskattebergs fhsk,Sweden. 2000-2001.