Born in 1976. Raised in a family where politics stood at the center and a sense that the world can be changed for the better prevailed. He grew up fascinated by the ever-changing face of the earth and the complexity of humankind. Photography became a way to live history and explore people and their relations.

With photography as a backdrop, he studied writing and speech at the University of Gothenburg. He progressed with Spanish in Zaragoza, Spain, and Cienfuegos in Cuba. Returning to Sweden he entered the medical faculty in Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University in 1999. During his medical studies, he completed a project documenting the inside of the Thorax Surgery Department at Sahlgrenska hospital. The pictures got him elected for joining the biggest picture agencies in Scandinavia - Scanpix/Pressens Bild. His texts and pictures have been published in various newspapers like SvD, Aftonbladet, ETC, Dagens Samhälle, Göteborgs-Posten Två Dagar, Utemagasinet, books, and TV. 

2008 he settled down at Styrsö an island in the Southern Archipelago outside Gothenburg. Apart from personal projects he takes on assignments. 


2021-2022 Storytelling with photographer Pieter ten Hoopen.

2022-2023  "The photographic project" at Gamleby folkhögskola in Sweden.

2023 Summer course in videoproduction at Nordens Fotoskola 

2023-2024 Mentorship with photographer Hannah Modigh.


2024 Rydals Museum, Soloexhibition "The Settler" (coming)

2024 CFF Group exhibition Formcenter i Väst

2023 Group exhibition, Galleri kontrast, Stockholm

2022 CFF Salongen, Gothenburg

2022 CFF "Open Call", "The Settler" Gothenburg

2014 Solo exhibition, "Solöga" Isbolaget, Donsö island. 


2023 Längmanska kulturfonden

Member of Svenska Fotografers Förbund (The Swedish Photographers Union)

Available for assignments, on location portraits (not weddings) and photography for business owners. Delivery - digital or prints. 


Rolf-Göran Åström
Hansebräckavägen 7
430 84 Styrsö
Phone: +46705334101

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