With his roots in street photography, autodidact Swedish photographer Christian Nilson’s work now takes the form of imagery through short and long term documentary projects. Following a move to Switzerland in 2006 he challenges his natural introverted character through the camera. His uncompromising style and openness allow his audience to enjoy and celebrate his chosen subjects; using flash photography his pictures reveal much ‘because I want the viewer to see everything, no hiding, no guessing.’

Following his London debut at the 2017 FIX Photo Festival Nilson gained representation at L A Noble Gallery. He is also a member of The Swiss Association for Contemporary Photography near. and the Swiss photographer agency 13 Photo. Nilson’s work is informed through his experience, living in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland alongside extensive travels for photographic projects and assignments.


The Swiss - ISBN 978-3-85881-529-3

Solo Exhibition

The Swiss - Magazzini Fotografici, Napoli - 2017
Rote Villa - Gallery 13 Photo, Zurich - 2015

Group Exhibitions

Athens Photo Festival 2017 - Photobook exhibition
FIX Photo Festival 2017 - London
The Royal Photographic Society Intl. Print Exhibition - Traveling exhibition
Photo15 - Zurich
13 Photo at the Photo Bastei - Zurich
Photo14 - Zurich
Miami Street Photography Festival 2012
Photo13 - Zurich


Shortlisted - Athens Photo Festival 2017
Nominee - Nordic Dummy Awards 2016 (The Swiss)
Finalist - The Royal Photographic Society 159th Intl. Print Exhibition
Shortlisted - Vienna Photo Book Review 2016 (The Swiss)
Shortlisted - Athens Photo Festival 2016
Finalist - KOLGA Award 2014
Finalist - ewz selection - Swiss Photo Award 2013
Portfolio Excellence Award - Black & White Magazine


Tate Modern
Hellenic Centre for Photography


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