Founded in 2009 by Nina Strand, Ida Kierulf and Susanne Østby Sæther, the Scandinavian art journal Objektiv is a biannual publication with a focus on photography and film. When we launched our very first issue in 2010, 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 lens-based 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 artists to make an exhibition within the magazine. In 2017 Objektiv went from page to space, we curated our first exhibition, Subjektiv, which opened at Malmö Konsthall in June and later at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo in November. 

Editor in chief: Nina Strand

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

Objektiv Forlag AS, PB 6615 St Olavs Plass, 0129 Oslo. Phone: + 47 99 37 69 97. General enquiries:

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