Elisabeth Ubbe is an award winning photojournalist whose work focuses on womens issues, equality, social justice and sustainable development.
Elisabeth graduated from Nordens Fotoskola, Biskops-Arnö in June 2016, after a long career as a registered nurse midwife. In October 2016 she was one of the Eddie Adams Workshop alumnis. She has also been editor in chief of the Swedish breastfeeding magazine Amningsnytt. Elisabeth's work has been featured in widespread national publications and media. The last years she has covered the drug war in Mexico from womens perspective, reported on equality work in South Africa, covered the refugee situation in Evros on the border to EU and produced and released an exhibition and a book about breastfeeding and breasts; The Invisible Breasts, which is now on tour in Sweden. Recently she has been working in Turkey by the border to Syria covering stories about girls and women who are sold as co-wives to Turkish men and children trained by the ISIS. Elisabeth is working on a project about Female Genital Mutilation and has produced an exhibition with pictures and an audio story on the subject.
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De osynliga brösten/The Invisible Breasts, 2016-2017December-January, Gula Byggningen, Gustavsbergs Konsthall. Earlier showed at:
KCCC, Karlstad Congress and Cultural Centre, June-July 2014.
Delight Studios, September 2014.
Dalarnas Museum, Falun, October-November 2014.
Halmstad Stadsbibliotek, 16/5-11/6-2015.
Kulturhuset Kåken, Gothenburg, March-April 2016.
The exhibition was showed digitally at theWomens Museum in Xalapa, Mexico, June2014.
@RefugeeSweden,2015 November-December, an Instagram account for Dagens Nyheter withpictures of 100 newly arrived refugees. The project is being preserved in thepermanent collections of the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.
Nature Doesn´t Fit, June 2015, Konsthantverkarna i Stockholm, in cooperationwith the ceramics sculptor Maria Cotellessa. Also shown at UngkulturhusetGurraberg, Gustavsberg, September 2014.
Genitally Mutilated/Könsstympad, (graduation show for the Nordic Photoschool,Biskops-Arnö) Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm, May2015.
Ett barn föds/Magic Midwifery, La Ceiba Grafica, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexiko, July 2014. Also shown at Gallery P, Stockholm, December 2014.
Banden till stranden/The Ties to the Beach, Hantverkshuset Katthammarsvik. In cooperation with the writer Catrine Wikström, July 2012.
Många./Many. A documentary exhibition about three brothers from DR Congo who were threatened to be expelled but who, due to massive support from civil society, at last were granted a pemanent residency to stay in Sweden, November 2010.
2015 Natur och Kultur working grant for a book project about female genital mutilation.
2015 Writers Fund grant for the book The Invisible Breasts.
2012 3rd prize in the PGB (Photographers Giving Back) Award, category nature.
2008 Winner of Grodden journalism award for an article series on Environment, text and images, category investigative and also top local story of 2008.