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Mattias Klum

Mattias Klum

Photographer, Filmmaker And Artist

Mattias was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1968. He has worked full-time as a photographer since 1986, and as a cinematographer and director on numerous film and television projects since 1994. He is internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker. His artistic photographic language has rendered him success not only in the world of documentaries but also in the art scene.

He has undertaken numerous projects and expeditions on all continents and his work has been featured in leading international publications, such as National Geographic, Wildlife Conservation, Audubon, Geo, BBC Wildlife, Terre Sauvage, Stern, Der Spiegel and The New York Times. In 1997 National Geographic Magazine published his photographs for the first time. That story made him one of National Geographic’s youngest contributors at the time. Since 1997, he has produced multiple articles and 13 cover stories for the reputable magazine. His photographs and photo- and film-installations have been shown in one-man exhibitions at renowned museums and art galleries internationally.

He has served as a guest lecturer, advisor and senior fellow at Uppsala University, Stockholm University, and most recently, Örebro University in Sweden. The government decided on March 1, 2016 to appoint him to a committee in the form of a national delegation to support and stimulate Sweden's implementation of Agenda 2030.

Over the years, he has received numerous awards and grants for his work. His Majesty the King of Sweden has granted him with his medal of the 8th grade with blue ribbon for his important contributions as a nature photographer. He has been named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Mattias is an Ambassador for IUCN and WWF and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at WWF Sweden. In 2013 Klum was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Natural Sciences by Stockholm University, to name a few. A selection of 13 documentary film projects include: The Coral Eden 2011, Testament of Tebaran (2011), The Contemplator (2013), Vamizi –Cradle of Coral (2016) and The Young Sea (2018). Selected books include: The Human Quest: Prospering Within Planetary Boundaries, with Professor Johan Rockström and (with a foreword by President Bill Clinton). (2012) and The Perpetual Calendar of Life in collaboration with Dr Jane Goodall. Mattias Klum is an internationally sought-after lecturer and has given countless lectures worldwide.