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Adam Johansson

Adam Johansson

is @sweden 2018-02-19 to 2018-02-26

Hi everyone! Adam here. I am a  photographer and filmmaker from the heart of Sweden. Ten years ago I was an elite skier representing Sweden in the junior world championship together with the Olympic champion Charlotte Kalla. We both aimed for Olympics and medals but somewhere Kalla and I took different paths. She wins gold, I use my camera, both of us capture memories.  

Charlotte Kalla is still fighting for new golds at the Olympics, while I quit my skiing career in 2012. Instead I started my own business focusing on photo and film. In the fall of 2016 I ended up in North Dakota, the US, as a freelancing photographer during pipeline protests next to the Standing Rock indian reservation. 

At the moment I am focusing on the fact that #winterishere for real – actually the best winter I can remember. During my week I will show you pictures from my home province Dalecarlia, Dalarna, the land of Dala horses and red houses. 

Besides photo and film, I organise skiing for youth immigrants in a project called Skidhjälpen (the Skiing support). This is the fourth season of Skidhjälpen, which aims to bring immigrants closer to Swedish society and build bridges between new residents of Sweden and those who were born here. In my opinion this is something Sweden and Europe needs more than ever right now. 

Apart from winter, skiing, Vasaloppet (the world’s oldest cross country ski race, 90 km long) and nature I want to give a Swede’s perspective on the police brutality I witnessed during my time at Standing Rock. I also want to talk about the indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Samis and their land, Sapmi. An issue that the population of Sweden have forgotten. 

You can find more of my pictures at @adamedmera on Instagram, and feel free to contact me. You find contact info on my website, www.adamediamedmera.se.

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Adam Johansson

@sweden Feb. 22, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Hanna makes Swedish biathlon great again! /@adamedmera https://t.co/4AoEw86bFB

@sweden Feb. 22, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

#Winterishere and the Swedish biathlon team took another medal in the Olympics. A good day in Dalarna county. /… https://t.co/JUX0ys66O1

@sweden Feb. 22, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

@Generaldelivry @usskiteam @kallaswe @adamedmera Like Malmö a lot. Please go there upcoming summer and check it out… https://t.co/ptiG7osgIB

@sweden Feb. 22, 2018, 9:27 a.m.

@nawalafunk More then I know, not sure I wanna see this film. Don't wanna destroy my views of the forest. /@sweden https://t.co/Yn7Os7lExt

@sweden Feb. 21, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

Olympic gold to the @usskiteam, silver to @kallaswe & Stina Nilsson. Congratulations! Great with a wider sport, tha… https://t.co/w1oSJEE5sd

@sweden Feb. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Kids from my hometown at the local skil club yesterday and the Olympics today. Cheerings to my friends @kallaswe &… https://t.co/KsbhNFBdSr

@sweden Feb. 21, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

@censoredbyjack @adamedmera He's a part of Sweden now and will study to a doctor and take care of my relatives when they getting old.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

@PerArneBjrk @adamedmera Need to try out the beautiful tracks at Granberget before the winter is over. Great job @LeksandsKommun!

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Back to the roots, to the stadium I start my career 25 years ago. Tonight, kids from Afganistan, Syria & Irak had t… https://t.co/pE9ddL1nqn

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

@ikarossa Hey, will post about Sapmi later this week. /@adamedmera https://t.co/aw9bCKsNdK

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

@Alpenman2000 @CuckleburyPC No, he will stay here and study to a doctor.

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

@RealLarsLarsson @adamedmera It's a bigger step to come in to the sport family if you're not born here. Skiing for… https://t.co/IUhrg8lNPW

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

Ahmed in action during Kortvasan 30 km last year. On Friday he will compete again! #Vasaloppet https://t.co/IUAEXj19jN