(b. 1992)

I am a mixed-genre photographer based in Stockholm.

Since I graduated from an MA programme in photojournalism, I have been mainly focusing on long-term projects. My photography has been published in both Swedish and international publications like National Geographic and the New York Times, and I have received grants from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Women Photograph.

My work concerns itself mostly with in-betweens. It lies in the space between decisive moments, between documentary and fine art, between man and his environment, performance and reality, interpretation and fact, and seeks a kind of truth via metaphors—every microcosm alludes to the larger story of what it means to be human. I am especially interested in using photography and the archive in conjunction with other mediums of storytelling such as film, text, and audio.

Re: prints, licensing, collaboration, and commissions, you can contact me at neha.s.hirve@gmail.com


BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University (2014)

MA in Photojournalism from Mittuniversitetet (2017). 

Group Exhibitions

Helsinki Photo Festival (2019), Helsinki, Finland

Gallery Ibis (2019), Vaasa, Finland

Click DC (2019), Washington, D.C.

3 Rituals (2019), Antenne, Copenhagen, Denmark

Fotografiska Talent (2018), Fotografiska, Stockholm

State Gallery of Art, (2018), Hyderabad, India

Lumix festival for Young Photojournalists (2018), Hannover, Germany

Angkor Photo Festival (2017), Siem Reap, Cambodia

Insider/Outsider (2017), Photoville, Brooklyn

Flyktpunkt: New Swedish Photography (2017), Galleri CFF, Stockholm

Dokumentärfotosalong (2017), Arbetets Museet, Norrköping

Truth Claim (2017), Galleri CFF, Stockholm

Made in Sundsvall (2016), Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall

Solo Exhibitions

MISC. Arts Center (2018), Timisoara, Romania (with the support of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee)


NYTimes 6th annual portfolio review, 2018

Nikon Noor Academy Masterclass, 2018

Women Photograph, Photoville, 2017


Native/The Everyday Project Mentee, 2018

Swedish Arts Council Assistentstipendium, 2018

Women Photograph Emerging Photographer Grantee, 2017

Bob Books Photobook Award Nominee, 2017

Film Västernorrland Scholarship, 2017

Studentkåren i Sundsvalls Stipendium, 2017

Anchell Scholarship nominee, 2017

Writing & Conferences

AfterImage, 2017

ECREA Prague, 2017


Forbes Magazine, National Geographic, Huck Magazine, British Journal of Photography, New York Times Lensblog, NPR, Radio Sur Argentina, GUP Magazine, Itchy silk, Pagina99 (Italian), FotoRoomBird in Flight (Russian), ETC Nyhetsmagasin, West 10th, Airport Road, The Minetta Review, Better Photography, Tidningen Re:Public