About Otto von Münchow

My work is rooted in the documentary and photojournalistic tradition. Still, I seek to expand my vision, both visually and technically. For me it’s important to put my personal mark on the photographs I make, whether it’s documentary work on assignment or personal projects.

I work out of my base in Bergen, Norway as well as Seattle, USA. But in reality the whole world is my playing ground. In particular, I find myself travelling to Cuba, again and again since 1991. It’s a delightful and very special country to visit and photograph—of course with its political challenges.

My photos have been published in all major Norwegian papers and magazines, as well as internationally in magazines like Stern, Spiegel, Air France Inflight Magazine and Facts. I attended the documentary and photojournalistic program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1989. During the program, I was an intern for the late and renown documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark.

I love to teach photography and particularly workshops dealing with creativity and expansion of one’s creative approach. I have taught workshops in Cuba, Malawi, Bolivia, Spain, England, The Czech Republic as well as many places in Norway.