Loulou d’Aki is a visual artist and photographer, born and raised on the Swedish seaside. Her work evolves around the idea of freedom, borders and how human beings are conditioned by society.

Alongside commissioned work, she focuses on long term projects which turn into exhibitions and books. 

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

Middle Eastern based from 2010 - 2015, Loulou d’Aki is currently based between Sweden and Greece. She works all around the world.


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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