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,

Adam Johansson's Feed

All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

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

Hanna makes Swedish biathlon great again! /@adamedmera

@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. /…

@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…

@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

@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…

@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 &…

@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…

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

@ikarossa Hey, will post about Sapmi later this week. /@adamedmera

@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…

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

Ahmed in action during Kortvasan 30 km last year. On Friday he will compete again! #Vasaloppet

@sweden Feb. 20, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

The Vasa week coming up and one of my students, Ahmed is on the cover of the newspaper Falu Kurriren. Ahmed from Ra…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

@vasaloppet coming up and one of my students, Ahmed is on the cover of the newspaper Falu Kurriren. Ahmed from Raqq…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

@vasaloppet coming up and one of my students, Ahmed is on the cover of the newspaper Falu Kurriren. Ahmed from Raqq…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

@vasaloppet coming up and one of my students, Ahmed is on the cover of the newspaper Falukurriren. He's from Raqqa…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

@WesternIdentity Thats true, personally I don't like it!

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

One of the scenes from our cross country skiing film. From my hometown Rättvik with the rider Erik Nordin in the ai…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

Told you before about my experience of the police in US. This is one of the interaction I had with the police in th…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

The sport saved me and also give me a wider perspective of the world. This is a picture from Tour de ski China. Les…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

@BegunCupid @adamedmera Read the description, photographer and skier who sucks at grammar. Thanks for telling me, I…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

@xcelerationlabs Been doing a long hike throw Abisko. Beautiful place year around!

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

@Uncucked_Simba @zhaabowekwe @SenSanders If we look at the statistics, Saudi Arabia seems like a pretty cool countr…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

My sport, cross country skiing save me in many ways and gave me my first best friend Calle. Here we standing on the…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

@wisemanswisdoms Become a leftist propagandist after my first tweet this week. Btw, like @GoranGreider! 🔥

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

@Lina_Hultqvist In many ways my sport saved me, I got my first best friend from the sport. Here we standing at the…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

@inziati If you wanna know something about Sweden and my story. Just ask! /@adamedmera

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

@GreenGregDennis Ironically my home region #Dalarna witnessing the best winter in a very long time. Picture from Ko…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

@goodfox Thanks for the support. Will tweet more about #Dapl, #StandingRock & indigenous issues later this week. Sw…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

@james_hockridge Also, ask @musgraveandrew for help. The best you ever had in UK!

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

@Carly_B @TWkLGBTQ I know two of the Aussies at the olympics! Philpot Bellingham and Callum Watson.

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

@kollenhag Vasaloppsveckan coming up! Will you be here?

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

@GreenGregDennis Thanks for your post, read all of it. Should be something everyone should talk about. Nice that yo…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

@RichinMN @adamedmera @zhaabowekwe @SenSanders Very sad story for all the people and future generations... Profit b…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

@TWkLGBTQ Not a big fan of #melfest. Prefer the olympics in front of Melodifestivalen. One reason, some of my frien…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

@Andersn93 @hab3045 See your point, did you read the article? For me it's unfair to stop for example Sergej Ustiugo…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

@james_hockridge 2 hours with a good trainer. When I quit my career as a elite skier I start the project Skidhjälpe…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

@hab3045 @Andersn93 Then I know. What do you care about?

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

I’m moving on from my talk on North Dakota for a bit. Now I will focus on my passion for skiing,nature, and how uni…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

@Andersn93 @hab3045 You can read about the past & then you can see connections now. It's wrong to punish all Russia…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

@playuhpleez During a interview with the indigenous activists @WinonaLaduke she was using Mississippi of the north…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

@playuhpleez During a interview with the indigenous activists @WinonaLaduke she was using Mississippi of the north…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

@jojjan35 @Fondacey Close to Dalhalla and the lake Glistjärn.

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

@hab3045 Will try to take another angle on the olympics. Not sure if I will succeed but this olympics with banish R…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

@shaima2030 @StefanEngdahl Been dealing with those folks before... Thanks @shaima2030 for your support!🙏🏼 /@adamedmera

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Okej, I will leave The Mississippi of the North for a while, no more talk about how a militarized police force prot…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

@Fondacey Without, I will post pictures from different places in Sweden. Pictures that shows why I love this countr…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

@Fondacey Thanks. I will do my best. 📸@ikk_photo

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

@StefanEngdahl Thanks Stefan, that's something I like with Sweden in general. We can have different opinions but st…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

@CuckleburyPC @adamedmera @zhaabowekwe @SenSanders Much more then a leftist! Kick back and relax with the judgement…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

The reason that me @adamedmera got this opportunity to be the curator of Sweden. More about #NoDapl & The fascist s…

@sweden Feb. 19, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

From admin: People, a new curator is about to take over. Please note that all previous tweets by @sweden have been…