Kari Bjorn is an Icelandic photographer, based in Brooklyn, NY. Bjorn's personal work revolves around long term documentary projects and street photography. Bjorn's photographs have been exhibited in the Eastern State Penitentiary Museum in Philadelphia, PA, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, among numerous group shows in and around New York City. Most recently, Bjorn's solo show 'Pooches' opened in 2020, at Studio Sol in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dazed and Ain't Bad have also published his long-form collaborative project with Otis Johnson, a man who served 40 years in prison for a crime he never admitted to. In 2018, Bjorn was nominated for the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award in the Street/Urban category.
In parallel, Bjorn photographs events for individuals, organizations, non-profits, and corporations. He is fueled by the positive energy of crowds that gather for the sole purpose of celebration. He believes some of his most compelling images come from these spontaneous and blissful environments.