"As a photographer, it is important to show respect and humility. For me, the main tool is not my camera, but my voice. Talking to the people you meet. If you want to get close to people, you must be able to communicate. And most importantly: Being a fellow human being."

 - John T. Pedersen


Born 1966 in Oslo, Norway, been working as a professional photographer since 1988.

Contributed to a number of newspapers, trade press, magazines, books and agencies. 

Today affiliated with the national newspaper Dagbladet in Oslo.


World Press Photo 2019 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 1st Prize winner.


Some stories:

2013  Nelson Mandela's disease and demise in South Africa.

2013  Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban in the Philippines.

2014  The hunt for Joseph Cony and his forms child soldiers in Uganda.

2013-2014  DRC Congo. To cover the trial of a Norwegian who was sentenced to death for the  murder of a native.

2015  The youth in Gaza.

2016  Terror attack in Nice.

2018  The refugee settlement Bidi Bidi in Uganda.

2018  The boxer in Katanga, Uganda.

2018  Scandinavian hikers killed by terrorists in Morocco.

2019  Terror Attack in Sri Lanka.

2021  Covid-19



Long term project: 

The youth in Auschwitz 2009-


2019  World Press Photo Exhibition world tour



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