LOULOU d'AKI is a lens based visual artist and author born and raised on the Swedish seaside. She studied Art and Music in Sweden, Photography in Italy.

d'Aki has lived and worked across Europe, in the Middle and far East, South Asia, Japan, Canada, the United States and Mexico. She divides her time between assigned work, lectures and personal long-term projects. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she is the author of the book They call us dreamers but we're the ones who don't sleep.

d'Aki currently divides her time between Greece and Sweden and is available for commissions worldwide.


KG+ SELECT, Kyotographie, Japan

Säters bibliotek, Säter, Sweden

RPS, Tokyo, Japan

Ragusa Photofestival, Ragusa, Italy

Helsinki Photofestival

Head On Festival, Sydney, Australia

Redamancy, PHMuseum

Piu liberi, piu libri, The Cloud book fair, Rome, Italy

Talent, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Höstsalongen, Arbetets museum, Norrköping, Sweden

Organ Vida festival, Zagreb, Croatia

Cortona on the Move, Cortona, Italy

Lodz fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

Lofoten photofestival, Kabelvag, Norway

Prix Bayeux Calvados, France

Noorderlicht photofestival, Leuwaarden, Holland

Singapore Photofestival, Singapore

The Other hundred, Hong Kong

Foto Leggendo, Rome, Italy

Mois de la photo, Paris, France

Portraet nu!, Denmark, Sweden, Finland


Swedish Arts Committee, working grant

National Geographic Covid Emergency Fund

American photography #35 - winner

Head On portrait award, Sydney, Australia - shortlisted

19th RPS Grantee 2020 - Tokyo, Japan

1 year working grant from the Swedish Art Council

Cortona on the Move dummy award, Cortona, Italy - winner

Vienna photobook festival, Vienna, Austria - finalist

Grand Prix, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland - finalist

Project Grant from the Swedish Art Society

Burn Magazine's Emerging Photographer Fund 2016, finalist

IPP Award 2016, winner, news category

Il Reportage 2016, finalist

Moscow photo awards 2016, honorable mention

Mediterraneo tra terra et mare 2015, winner

Portraet nu! 2009, finalist


New York Times

National Geographic

Le Monde

M. le Magazine du Monde

Bloomberg Businessweek

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post


D. la Repubblica


La Repubblica


Dagens Nyheter

Sydsvenska Dagbladet



Save the Children

L'armée de Terre


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