Loulou d’Aki is a Swedish documentary photographer, born and raised on the southern seaside. 

As a photographer she is interested in how human beings are affected by the society in which they live, the influence of borders and the idea of freedom.

Alongside commissioned work, Lou focuses on various long term projects, such as Make a Wish – a photo essay looking at how the dreams and aspirations of youngsters across the globe are conditioned by where they are born and the society in which they grow up.

Lou was a singer before she became a photographer. She speaks Swedish, English, Italian, French and gets by in German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Danish and Norwegian.

Middle Eastern based from 2010 - 2015,  Loulou d’Aki is currently based in Athens, Greece and works all around the world. She is a member of Agence VU'.


Le Monde, die Zeit, Omvärlden, Dagens Nyheter, Sydsvenskan,  Le Journal du dimanche, New York Times, Marie Claire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Time Lightbox, National Geographic Proof, New York Magazine, VICE, Annabelle, Aftenposten Innsikt...


Saristra festival 

Lodz photofestiwal

Lofoten photofestival

Prix Bayeux Calvados des 

correspondants de guerre 

Noorderlicht Photofestival

Singapore Photofestival

The Other hundred

Foto Leggendo

Mois de la photo

Portraet nu!


1 year working grant from the Swedish Art Council, 2017

Cortona on the Move dummy award, winner

Vienna photobook festival, shortlisted

Grand Prix Finalist, Fotofestiwal Lodz

Project Grant from Swedish Art Society, 2017

Burn Magazine's Emerging Photographer Fund 2016, finalist 

IPP Award 2016, winner, news cathegory

Il Reportage 2016, finalist

Moscow photo awards 2016, honorable mention

Mediterraneo tra terra et mare 2015, winner

Portraet nu! 2009, finalist

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