Founded in 2009 by Nina Strand, Ida Kierulf and Susanne Østby Sæther, the Scandinavian journal Objektiv is a biannual art publication with a focus on photography and film. When we launched the very first issue seven years ago, our mission was to act like a time-capsule, documenting where contemporary lens-based art is today. We adopted a gallery-in-a-journal format, where we could show, discuss and challenge photography, film and video art. Since the beginning we have asked artists to reflect on the medium in conversations with other artists, and for every issue we have invited an artist to make an exhibition within the magazine.  

Objektiv is distributed all over Norway, and in all big Scandinavian cities plus Berlin, Paris, London and New York. Our seventh issue is distributed through Idea Books. Objektiv # 14 through Motto Books.

Editor in chief: Nina Strand

Advisory board:
Ida Kierulf, Brian Sholis, Lucas Blalock and Susanne Østby Sæther

Objektiv is published by Objektiv Forlag AS

Objektiv is distributed in the following places: Torpedo, Kunstnernes Hus, Tronsmo, Museet for Samtidskunst, YME, Astrup Fearnley, Studio Technika, Oslo Foto and Fotogalleriet in Oslo. House of Foundation in Moss, Galleri Galleberg, Preus Museum in Horten, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, KODE and Entrée in Bergen, Sørlandet Kunstmuseum, and through Narvesen all over Norway.  PAPERCUT, Konst-ig and Stockholms Fotoantikvariat in Stockholm. Gallery 54 in Gothenburg. Galleri Breadfield in Malmö. Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen and Galleri Image in Aarhus. C/O Berlin, The Photographers Gallery, London, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris and Printed Matter in New York. Objektiv #7 is sold world wide through Idea Books. Objektiv # 14 through Motto Books