Emma Hartvig


Emma Hartvig is an artist who works in photography.  Her practice elucidates themes of humanity and desire, with a strong focus on femininity, and the points at which those themes intersect. The possibility of conjuring emotion and story from a simple portrait or gesture underpins every image she makes.

From a biographical point, 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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