Jörgen Axelvall is a photographer and artist from Sweden currently based in Tokyo.  Before moving to Tokyo in 2011, Axelvall lived and worked in New York City for 15 years.

In September 2013, Axelvall was the international winner of the prestigious New Exposure Award presented by US Vogue and Bottega Veneta.

In 2014 Axelvall published two books, Instant Moments and I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo and had several exhibitions since; in Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles.

In 2015 I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo was included as a Jury Selection by the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival and was shown at the National Arts Center in Tokyo.

Axelvall’s biggest exhibition to date, OIDE, was held at the Embassy of Sweden Tokyo, December 2015 - January 2016 and a selection of portraits from the extensive OIDE-series was shortlisted at the 4th International Emerging Artist Award of Dubai (IEAA) and included in the Best of 2016 book, published by IEAA and Pixalib.

In 2017 Axelvall published his third book titled Go To Become.

Go To Become comprises Axelvall’s photography with original poetry by Mutsuo Takahashi, one of the most prominent and prolific poets in contemporary Japan.

The book release, together with an exhibition, was held at Bookmarc Tokyo Gallery.

Also in 2017, with the support of Pommery Champagne, Axelvall's solo exhibition Parité: un plus un est plus encore was shown at Shu Champagne Bar & Art Gallery Tokyo.

Axelvall’s work regularly appears in editorials and campaigns for magazines and clients worldwide.





2013年、アメリカ版VOGUE誌とボッテガ・ヴェネタが開催した「NEW EXPOSURE賞」のインターナショナルウィナーに選出される。


2014年には自身初の作品集『Instant Moments』と『I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo』の写真集を発表。東京、ニューヨークそしてロサンゼルスで写真展を行いました。

また『I was looking for Park Hyatt Tokyo』は第18回文化メディア芸術祭において審査委員会推薦作品に選出され、新国立美術館で展示されました。


2015年12月から2016年1月、自身の最大規模となった個展『OIDE』が東京スウェーデン大使館にて開催され、同シリーズは第4回International Emerging Artist Award of Dubai (IEAA)に選出され、IEAAとPixalibによって出版される「Best of 2016」に掲載されました。


2017年、アクセルバルにとって3冊目となる作品集『Go To Become』を発表。

作品に合わせて、現代日本の最も著名で多岐にわたる詩人の一人である高橋睦郎氏のオリジナルの詩と写真にて構成され、Bookmarc Tokyo Gallery にて写真展も開催されました。