About The Author

The Ultimate Self Portrait © Knut Skjærven

Self Portrait © Knut Skjærven

Knut Skjærven is a Norwegian photographer, researcher and journalist living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He works as a free-lance journalist and photographer and can be hired as such.  For more information please use the Contact Form below or write directly to knut@skjaerven.com. He is a member of NFF, Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation, in Norway.

Knut Skærven is educated at University of Bergen (B.A.) and University of Copenhagen (M.A.). Formally in Film Science but including philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, logic, mass communication and related areas.

As a former manager in one of the largest Danish companies, TDC, he has completed one of the most prestigious leadership courses on the Danish market, including a stay at INSEAD.

He has written two books and lots of articles on and around communication and have done hands on strategies, business development, content analysis, strategic alliances, project management for larger companies.

Photography is his hobby and also the core activity for many of the other things that he does.

In 2014, Knut Skjærven, was interviewed by Financial Times for his photography. In 2015 he was nominated for the prestigious HCB Award by Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. See News Desk for more information.

Sites initiated by Knut Skjærven:


Barebones Communication (2007)Berlin Black and White (2010)Phenomenology and Photography (2010)Street Photographer’s Toolbox (2012)The Europeans (2012)On Street Photography and Other Life Changing Events (2013).

Since late 2014 all blogs are now merged into this site due to the change of host platform.

Social Sites:

On Every Street (2011); The Europeans (2012); Leica Street Photography (2013); New Street Agenda: The Academy (2014); The EDGE. Contemporary Street Photography in Europe (2013). 

Add several groups on flickr, and selected communities on Google+.  

In the beginning of 2018 most of the social sites mentioned above have been closed down due to the fact that social media are too time consuming. The main site in the future will be New Street Agenda, this site.  Also:  in 2018 Slow Gallery will no longer be maintained as a separate page.  Photographs that go into Slow Gallery can be reached by opening the category Slow Gallery.

Have a good day.

© Knut Skjærven
February 13, 2018 (Update).

You can contact Knut by using the Contact Form below. 



  1. TPW February 11, 2015 at 19:10

    HEY !!!
    Would like to interview you for our blog, here are  links below. Our traffic, and likes is now over, 500000 views, and 5000 likes on FB, with 300000 engagement on twitter and growing fast daily we started on 23.6.14 We would also be interested in Reviewing your books for the blog for which an Ebook pdf can be sent to us images resolution 980×830.

    Please check the interviews on the site

    Notes :We typically need a Q&A of 16 Q’s answered in 1500 words Q 17 is a data Q we need 17-20 of your best images a selfie a bio and one photo of photographer you respect for Q 12 if this is your cup of tea then contact us. Let me add the word photobook can be replaced with whatever is your source of learning in the photo world Once accepted we need the whole interview sent back to us with all material in typically 2 weeks time with deadline declare on acceptance
    Best Team TPW
    kedar kulkarni 

    p.s If you are an Agent / Gallery / Production House / Artists management Company please forward the same to your Photographer/ Photographers

    • Knut Skjærven February 11, 2015 at 20:16

      No problem. Just say when :-). Thanks.


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