I am a 28 year old visual journalist based in Oslo, Norway. I work with stills, video and text, in addition to interactive storytelling.
My work has been published in the majority of Norwegian newspapers, and I mainly work for clients such as VG, Aftenposten and The New York Times.

As a photographer, I am very versatile and can take on most assignments.  I’m working with both stills and video and available for selected assignments. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In 2017 I was named by Forbes Magazine to be one of 30 young media entrepreneurs “defining the ever-shifting world of news and content.”



Kyrre Lien
Oslo, Norway
Phone: 0047 943 72 659
Mail: post@kyrrelien.com
Website: http://www.kyrrelien.com
Organization number: 993 056 227 MVA

Awards and interviews

2018: Winner of best multimedia, Lumix Award, Germany with The Internet Warriors.
2017: Finalist for the book The Internet Warriors in Lucie Photo Book Prize in New York.
2017: 2. price, best news picture in Picture of the Year, Norway.
2017: Honourable mention in best documentary for The Internet Warriors in  Picture of the Year, Norway
2017: Named by Formes Magazine as one of the 30 most defining young media entrepreneurs in Europe.
2017: Bronze winner in documentary at the Lovie Awards with The Internet Warriors.
It’s the biggest Internet competition in Europe

2016: 2. price picture story, Picture of the year Norway
2016: Nominated for Joop World Press Photo Masterclass
2016: Nominated best TV-show with The Internet Warriors, Natt & Dag 
2016: Silver in Storytelling, Scandinavian News Design.

2015: News video of the Year, Norway.
2015: 2. place, best news video of the Year, Norway

2014: Picture of the Year in Norway
2014: 1. price for best news picture in Picture of the Year Norway
2014: 3. price for best news picture story in Picture of the Year Norway

2013: 1. price for best portrait in the Picture of the Year Norway.
2013: Bronze medal in the internationally recognized contest Malofiej for the project “The Government Quarter — One Year After”.
2013: Award of Excellence by the the Society for News Design for the project for “The Government Quarter — One Year After”.
2012: One of ten finalists in Google Photography Prize. 20.000 students participated.
2012: 2. price for best news picture in the Picture of the Year Norway.
2011: 3. price for sport image and honorable mention for a multimedia in Picture of the Year Norway.

2019: Interview in the German Magazine Fluter
2018: Interview in De Standard, Netherlands.
2018: Used as source in Sports Illustrated about hatred online.
2018: Interview in the Italian newspaper Internazionale about The Internet Warriors.
2017: The New York Times Lens about The Internet Warriors
2017: VG about The Internet Warriors
2017: Dagsrevyen had a 4 minute live session about The Internet Warriors
2017: NRK online about The Internet Warriors
2017: Story in Aftenposten about the Forbes list.
2017: One hour radio show at Salongen, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)
2017: Interview in fotografi.no
2015: Profile-interview after winning the Picture of the Year in Norway.
2015: Interview in Aftenposten after winning Picture of the Year in Norway. 
2014: Interview in Fotografi at the talent section.
2012: Story in Dagbladet about Google Photography Prize.
2012: Radio interview in NRK Sogn og Fjordane.
2012: Interview in HiOA about me and Google Photography Prize.
2012: Interview in Journalisten about 45 of 5 million.
2011: Interview in magazine about sports photography.
2010: Magazine piece.

Lectures/workshops and clients

  • – Dialoge of Culture, Hermitage (RU)
    – Internazionale festival (IT)
    – Swedish Journalist Union (SE)
    – Veerstichting Conferance (NL)
    – Nordiske Mediedager (NO)
    – SKUP (NO)
    – Pecha Kucha Oslo (NO)
    – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) (NO)
    – Parternship for Change (PFC) (NO)
    – Oslo University College (HIOA) (NO)
    – The film festival KORT (NO)
    – Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ) (NO)
    – Skjeberg Folkehøyskole(NO)
    – Fyrstikkalleen skole (NO)
    – Elvebakken videregående skole (NO)

Selected clients:
– The New York Times
– Bloomberg
– VG
– Aftenposten
– Regnskogfondet
– Norges Musikkhøgskole
– Mamapapacola adv.
– Visit Norway
– Landsorganisasjonen Norge (LO)
– Leica/Magnum
– Aschehoug