K. Linnea Backe is a photographer living in New York City. 

"Making pictures is a way of life for me. I picked up a camera, and knew it was home. I feel a need to see the images of the day to day life that surrounds me, right down to the smallest detail. I make pictures everywhere I go, holding onto what I see in my mind or with a camera. For me photography is a way to watch the rhythms of the world as it dances through the seasons and as a way of engaging with its secrets."

I am now graduating from The International Center of Photography in New York City, where I was awarded The ICP Director's Scholarship. 

Feel free to contact me on klbacke@broadpark.no / kbacke19@students.icp.edu or +1 6316408765 - for questions, bookings or print sales. I live in New York City.










One Year Certificate at the International Center of Photography, New York,  2019

The Photography Master Retreat, France, 2017

Cand.Philol. in musicology, The University of Oslo, 2007

Cand.Mag. in music-performance and pedagogy, Barratt-Dues Musikkinstitutt, Oslo

Exhibitions and Curatorial Work

Shortlisted in The Royal Photographic Society’s International Exhibition 162; Featured in ICP One Year Certificat slideshow at Photoville 2019; Musee Magazine, New York 2019, portfolio of c-prints, The Underground Almanack, ICP New York, 2019, group show; Pride Art, Oslo, 2018 and 2017, group show; Eufemia Dagene, Oslo,  2017, solo show with Nocturnals; Lenscratch, My Favorite Picture, 2017, group show; PX3 Paris, 2017, photo projected in winner exhibition; SIPA Contest Exhibition, Italy, 2017, group show: Lenscratch, Love Letters Exhibition, 2017, group show; Chasama Galla, New York, 2017, group show; Beat Art, Mail Art, Agder University, 2017, group show; Cyan Gallery Scholarship Exhibition, Oslo, 2014 to 2017, group show; Cyan Gallery, Oslo, 2016, solo show, Bloom; Berlin Photo-Biennal, 2016, group show; Lines and Curves, Cyan Gallery, 2016, curation off and exhibition in group show; Juried Exhibition, Preus Museum, Horten, 2016, Bloom Series in group show; MPO, Oslo, 2015, solo show. Summer and Valentine’s Exhibitions in The Photographic Eye over several years. 

In the Collection Of, Art in Public Spaces

Photograph in the collection of Agder University

Photographs sold to decorate the MPO building in Oslo


The Director’s Scholarship from The International Center of Photography, New York 2018

Production stipend from Oslo County, Norway, 2018

Two stipends from MPO, Norway, 2015 and 2017

Books and Catalogues 

Catalogue of  The Underground Almanac, ICP, 2019; EPTA Conference Catalogue, 2017; Book of The Berlin Photo Biennal, 2016; PX3 book, 2015; IGPOTY 2009 Book; KFUM and KFUK leader’s handbook, 2018, author’s portraits for Hilde S. Jaegtnes and Trond Vernegg, 2018. 

Newspapers, Content and Publicity Photographs

Headshots, wall art and content for BalletNext; Publicity photographs for E. Hillel; Content for Middlesex County College, Dance Department; Content for VisualAIDS; picture in the Montreal Gazette, content for Music from the Sole; content for Jon Ole Olstad; pictures for Battery Dance Festival.

Norwegian Newspapers and magazines:

Norwegian Financial Daily; Dagsavisen; Dagbladet; Haugesunds Avis; Rogalands Avis; Brønnøysunds Avis; Tidens Krav; Vårt Oslo; Æskulap; Musikkpedagogen; Ordet. 

Web content;

Eufemia Dagene, 2018; MelkMag, 2018; Fraction Magazine, 2017; Editor’s Pick, Lens Culture 2016; OMLF, 2015 to 2018; Riksmålsforbundet; Musikkteaterforum; Gaysir; LensCult; The AppWhisperer; Laura Valenti’s Webpage: PhotoVogue; Content for Martina Djerf, Katia Korol and Melina Mogadashian, Jon Ole Olstad.


PX3, two silvers, two bronzes, 3rd People’s Choice, eight honorable mentions from 2015 to 2019; International Photography Awards, several Honorable mentions from 2013 to 2019; prizes in SIPA Contest, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and IGPOTY. 

Writing and Photography

Interviews for Oeya Festivalen’s Magazine - FanFanzine, Musikkpedagogen, Ordet and Aeskulap. Writing teacher at The Norwegian Academy of Music.