Paul Hansen

photojournalist, Sweden visit website

Paul Hansen © Christine Olsson

2016, 2nd prize singles, General News

2013, 1st prize singles, Spot News

Paul Hansen is a Swedish photojournalist and has worked for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter since 2000.

Previously, he was a freelance photographer and writer in New York until 1992 and then he worked at swedish newspaper, Expressen. He has contributed and helped write three books, and his next book is upcoming.

He has received numerous awards, including being named World Press Photo of the Year winner, Photographer of the Year by POYi in 2010 and 2012, Photographer of the Year in Sweden eight times, and two first place awards from NPPA.

He is based in Stockholm.




"That's what makes it so humbling to be a photographer, because you never know. The instant a flashlight hits somebody's face, that microsecond makes the picture."

Paul Hansen, World Press Photo Winner of the Year 2012, talks about his approach to daily newspaper photography and shows us a few in-depth followup stories in different stages of completion.

An interview with World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner Paul Hansen about his winning photo, "Gaza Burial".

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