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."

This autumn, I will study at International Center of Photography in New York City and I have also been awarded The ICP Director's Scholarship. 



Feel free to contact me on klbacke@broadpark.no


Photo: Elin Høyland

Photo: Elin Høyland














  • International Photography Awards - IPA - 2016, nine Honorable Mentions - Deeper Perspective, Nature: Flowers, Fine Art: Abstract, Still Life, Architecture.

  • Px3 - two honorable mentions - fine art/still life and nature/flowers

  • Picture in Fraction Magazine 8Th anniversary show

  • Editor's Pick Lens Culture - Bloom

  • Portfolio review in Amsterdam during World Press Photo arranged by Lens Culture


  • Internatinal Photography Awards - IPA. Eight Honorable Mentions - Flowers, Fine Art, Still Life, Pets

  • PX3 - Silver, two Bronze, five Honorable Mentions, 3rd People's Choice - Flowers, Press - performing arts, Fine Art/Still Life

  • PX3 White - One Honorable Mention for White Bloom

  • 8TH Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Two Finale Places - Landscape and Cell Phone


  • International Photography Awards - IPA. Two Honorable Mentions - Nature, Flowers

  • IPPAwards - Honorable Mention - Category called Others

  • 6Th Julia Maragret Cameron Awards. Third prize in the Fine Art category


  • International Photography Awards - IPA. Two Honorable Mentions - Pets, Flowers


  • The Gala Awards, Cell Phone Awards. Two Honorable Mentions: What Is Left and Different Kinds of Grief


  • IGPOTY - Highly Commended - plant portraits



  • Pride Art 2018 - pictures of gay artists and culture personalities - with production stipend from Oslo County

  • Saint Valentin exhibition The Photographic Eye https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/valentines-day-k-linnea-backe/?utm_source=Liste%20ODLP%20nouvelle%20version&utm_campaign=53db53494d-Newsletter%20ENG%2014.02.2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27b3627ade-53db53494d-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D&ct=t%28Newsletter%20ENG%2014.02.2018%29

  • Lenscratch - My Favourite Picture from 2017 exhibition


  • Projected in winner exhibition PX 3 - 2017

  • SIPAContest exhibition, Siena Italy

  • Nocturnals at Eufemiadagene. Oslo. 22.- 24.9. 2017

  • The 2017 Love Letters Exhibition - Lenscratch

  • Cyan Galleri, stipendie utstillingen/Scholarship Exhibition


  • 4th Biennal of Fine Art & Documentary Photography - Berlin Foto Biennale 2016. Palazzo Italia, Unter den Linden 10, Berlin. October 6 - October 30, 2016

  • Skeive Kunstnere, 19.- 26.june group exhibition at Genius, Håndverkeren Kurs og Konferansesenter i Rosenkrantzgate 7, Oslo

  • Beat Art & Mail Art, UiA Agder University

  • SeeMe Exhibitions, The Chasama Galla, June 8th, New York, NY. Picture then becoming part the university's collection.


  • Solo exhibition Cyan :salong Oslo.

  • Co arranging and curating the group exhibition Linjer og kurver/Lines and Curves Cyan :galleri.

  • Scholarship exhibition Cyan :galleri


  • Juried exhibition Preus Museum, Horten, Norway, Ten pictures from Bloom

  • Scholarship exhibition Cyan :galleri


  • Solo exhibition OMLF, Oslo during the Culture Night arrangement.

Published in/clients:

  • Fraction Magazine

  • Ond Dance UK https://www.onedanceuk.org/uk-represented-at-norwegian-equality-open-2018/

  • Finansavisen (Norwegian Financial Daily) - features in the Saturday editions of the paper.

  • Ordet

  • Æskulap (Norwegian Medical Student's magazine)

  • Marsvinbladet

  • Igpoty 2009 book

  • PX3 2017 book

  • PX3 2015 book

  • Book of the Berlin Photo Biennal

  • Lederhåndboka from KFUM/KFUK

  • Author's portrait in Trond Værnegg's book trilogy

  • Author's portraits for Hilde Susan Jægtnes

  • Dagsavisen

  • EPTA's website and cover photo on program for the EPTA conference 2017

  • Musikkpedagogene Oslo's website, newsletter and former magazine Musikkpedagogen

  • omlf.no

  • Riksmålsforbundet

  • gaysir

  • Musikkteaterforum

  • Valentine&summer editions of LÓeil de la Photographie over several years.

  • Lenscult

  • This isn’t Happiness™ Blog
    Art, Photography, Design & Disappointment

  • homonettverket.no

  • Mobile Photographer & Mobile Artist Portfolio Profile - TheAppWhisperer

  • Laura Valenti's web page

  • Sogn Avis

  • Haugesunds Avis

  • Tidens Krav

  • Rogalands Avis

  • Brønnøysunds Avis

  • Dagbladet

  • Eufemiadagene Oslo 2017, promotional pictures for the dance project Figur and the festival, in-house photographer during the festival.

  • Vårt Oslo

  • MELKmag https://www.melkmag.com/ibsen-etter-moslashrkets-frembrudd.html