Emma Hartvig


Emma Hartvig is an artist who works in photography. She often takes portraits of people and their emotions, movements and surroundings. Through her lens, the body becomes a moving sculpture; the possibility of conjuring a story from a gesture or scene underpins every image she makes. The body is a vessel to be filled with ideas; her photographs are at once dynamic and tranquil, compelling and cinematic.

Motherhood features strongly, but it expands beyond the traditional mother-child relationship. Instead, it is a framework through which to consider intimacy and sensuality. Her works interrogate the emotional evolution which accompanies the process of becoming a mother; a time of raw, unfiltered feeling; a transformation of sexuality and the relationship with the self.

Emma Hartvig was born and raised in a coastal town in Sweden. She studied Photography at the University of the Arts, London, and has since lived in Berlin, Paris and Copenhagen, before settling in Vienna, where she is currently based. In 2020 she was selected for the group show "All in this together" in Milan as a part of Photo Vogue, curated by Alessia Glaviano. Her work has been published in the Hatje Cantz Verlag-published The Swimming Pool in Photography and Rizzoli’s Pools. She undertakes commercial work based on project and have worked with clients such as Miu Miu, Chanel, Loewe, Babaá, Mercedes Benz. 

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