Gunta Podina is social documentary photographer based in Sweden, specializing in social and cultural anthropology issues. Gunta has MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from University of Arts London. Her work is represented by the Arles based Photo Agency Ektadoc and Alamy. Besides she works freelance for Swedish magazines "Research and Development", "Language" and newspaper "SN".

Her documentary projects aims to deconstruct conventional interpretations of people and environment, whilst making meaningful commentaries on current social and cultural issues.

The projects and commissions she undertakes often deal with our relationship to notions of identity, belonging and social interactions.


2019 Another way of seeing, Arbetets Museum, Sweden
2019 Klimatsalonger, Nykoping, Sweden
2019 Another Home, Stockholms Planket, Sweden
2019 Another Home, Gnesta Planket, Sweden
2018 Sodermanlands salonger, Koordinaten, Sweden
2018 Landscapes of Memory, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2018 Landscapes of Memory, Stockholms Planket, Sweden
2017 We are not invisible, Photography Museum of Latvia, Riga
2017 Living at the edge of despair, Fujifilm Photography Festival, Viseu, Portugal
2016 Show me those blured places! Photography Museum of Latvia, Riga
2015 Oklart, Södermanlands salonger, Oxelösund, Sweden
2015 Njut Lagom! Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Njut Lagom!, Library project, Dublin
2014 Njut Lagom!, Gallery Aff, Berlin
2014 Village For The Blind, Gnesta Foto Planket, Sweden
2013 Njut Lagom!, Nursery Gallery, London
2013 Njut Lagom!, NK-villan, Nyköping, Sweden
2011 Memories of Mankind VII, Yunnan Provincial Library, China
2011 Viva la Vida, Saldus and Liepaja, Latvia
2010 5th International Photo Biennale "Tashkentale2010", Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2009 Memories of Mankind VI, Guangzhou, China
2009 Viva la Vida, Sundsvalls Foto museum, Sweden
2009 Viva la Vida, DN skrapan, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 NK-Villan, Sweden
2008 Katrineholm´s Bibliotek, Sweden
2007 Pelles Lusthus, Sweden
2006 Slakthuset, Nyköping, Sweden
2006 Stallet, Nyköping, Sweden


2015 "The Humanity Photo Award 2015", UNESCO and HPA
2014 Live in Nyköping campaigne, Presenting images for Nyköping municipality, Sweden
2013 "The Humanity Photo Award 2013", UNESCO and HPA
2013 Travel Photography Scholarship Award 2013, World Nomads and National Geographic Channel
2012 World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship Award 2011 "The Humanity Photo Award 2011", China Folklore Photographic Association, China
2010 "Photography Award Tashkentale 2010", Uzbekistan
2009 "The Humanity Photo Award 2009", Guangzhou, China
2008 "The Sony World Photography Award "Music photography"
2008 "Year's comedy picture", Göte Kreutz, Swedish Photography Association
2007 "Grand Prix Year's bild", Magazine Kamera & Bild, Sweden