Assignment in Raja Ampat

Mattias and his crew consisting of cinematographers Peter Östlund and Eric Börjesson, security divers Rob Postma, Leon Green and camera assistant and behind-the-scenes photographer Ola Högberg recently returned from Raja Ampat, Indonesia.


Mattias Klum Senior Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre

Mattias Klum has joined Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) as a Senior Fellow. In this role, Klum will contribute to the Centre's Master's program as well as other Centre activities. The work will include guest lecturing at Resilience Research School and participation in high-level science-policy events and seminars hosted by the Centre. Klum will also contribute to the production of a popular science book on planetary boundaries and human development. Read more at Stockholm Resilience Centre.


Save our Seas Challenge

Mattias Klum is making a film about one of the most incredible underwater environments on the planet. Take the SOS Challenge and help him Save our Seas! Win a trip to Papua New Guinea, and explore the sea for yourself... More information at SOS Challenge.


Klum a National Geographic Fellow

Mattias Klum was recently named a National Geographic Fellow. In this role he supports ongoing National Geographic Mission Programs conservation efforts such as Mission Blue, Freshwater Initiative and Great Energy Challenge, focusing his efforts on critical biodiversity and conservation issues. The Fellows Program was created to encourage the flow of ideas between National Geographic and field experts. Other Fellows include Reza, photographer and Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Conservation Biologist. Read more at National Geographic Fellows Program.


World Press Photo Jury 2011

The World Press Photo award is the world's most prestigious press photography award. Mattias has again been chosen to be part in the WPP jury's nature category together with Ruth Eichhorn, director of photography Geo and Sophie Stafford, editor BBC Wildlife Magazine. Read more: World Press Photo


Photo Contest at SvD.se

We have just closed entries for our photo competition at the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet's website. Thank you to all who have participated! One of the prizes is a photography workshop with Mattias Klum in Stockholm. Winners will be announced soon! For more information (in Swedish).


Assignment in Raja Ampat, West Papua

Mattias and his film crew recently came back from a new assignment in West Papua. In about a month the team will go back and complete the assignment. This film project is within the scope of Project Oceans and is initiated by the Dutch and Swedish Postcodelotteries.


Mattias Klum lecture for Clinton Global Initiative

Mattias Klum has been invited by the United Postcode Lotteries to make a presentation at the next Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City on September 21, 2010. The topic will be "Protecting Living Oceans". CGI's Annual Meetings bring together heads of state, government and business leaders, scholars and NGO directors to analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that will enable participants to create positive social change.


Assignment in West Papua

Mattias and his film crew will go on assignment in Indonesia for an upcoming TV-documentary to be released in 2011. The team will work in one of the richest marine environments on the planet. The primary objective of Mattias Klum's TV-documentary is to engage people in one of the Earth's greatest concerns today: How we can go about protecting the oceans, while at the same time using them in a sustainable way. The film aims to instill confidence, strength and hope - rather than a sense hopelessness, powerlessness and apathy - as we confront the issues, and show us how we can all contribute to saving our oceans. This film project is within the scope of Project Oceans and is initiated by the Dutch and Swedish Postcodelotteries.


Mountain Gorillas at LENS Blog

Mattias' Mountain Gorilla images from Virunga National Park in Rwanda and Congo DRC can be enjoyed at LENS on the New York Times website.


Mattias Klum lecture and exhibit at the National Geographic Store in Singapore

Mattias Klum will exhibit his retrospective show Being There at the National Geographic Store in Singapore from 3 July - 3 September 2010, where he will also present a public lecture and book signing on 3 July 2010 in conjunction with WWF's Heart of Borneo Initiative, supported by the Embassy of Sweden and Swedish Business Association Singapore (SBAS). 


Mattias Klum and WWF's Heart of Borneo Initiative take Heart of Borneo message to the world

Mattias Klum Tierra Grande have joined forces with WWF's HoB Initiative to help jointly promote the conservation and related challenges within the Heart of Borneo. The first of a series of global events will occur in Singapore, where Mr Klum will present a powerful and inspiring photographic exhibition on biodiversity in Borneo's rainforests and the current threats to this fragile ecosystem. "In the coming months, we will be progressively launching the Heart of Borneo Challenge to each of our Network partners and the wider community. Part of that challenge involves a traveling road show to take HoB conservation issues to world. Having a photographer of the caliber of Mattias Klum on board, is a wonderful base on which to build our public, government and industry engagement strategies" according to HoB Initiative Communications Manager, Chris Greenwood.


Mattias Klum exhibits and leads photo seminar at ACM in Singapore

Mattias Klum presents his exhibition The Testament of Tebaran at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore from 19 June - 18 July 2010, and will lead a photography seminar on 3 July 2010, as part of the Month of Photography Asia Festival with sponsorship provided by KLM, Shangri La Hotels, City Developments Ltd, and the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore.


National Geographic Weekend

Listen to an interview about Mattias Klum's most recent trip to Borneo on the National Geographic Weekend radio show. Click here to listen to the interview.


Mattias featured in The Star Online

One of Asia's leading newspapers features Mattias at their web page The Star Online. Read the interview here.


Mattias featured in Amateur Photographer

Read the interview.


Mattias on assignment

Mattias and his film crew on assignment in Malaysian Borneo for an upcoming feature documentary to be released 2011.


Win a Workshop with Mattias Klum in China

In connection with the 2010 Shanghai World Expo 2010, Mattias Klum and Sweco are holding a global photo contest and are inviting photographers from all over the world. The top 5 contestants will be invited to Shanghai in September to participate in a one-day photo workshop together with Mattias Klum and architects from Sweco. The competitors are asked to show the interaction between the city and nature and how they can evolve together. For more information on how to enter, please click here.


International Biodiversity Day at EEA

Mattias Klum will present his photo exhibition "Living Green" at the European Environment Agency's "Europe In Bloom" events on May 22nd in Copenhagen. The exhibit will be on display through December 2010. In celebration of International Biodiversity Day, activities will also include the inauguration of a unique living façade of the Agency's headquarters, which will be covered from May to October 2010 by 5,000 plants, drawing a map of plant diversity in Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.eea.europa.eu/events/22may.








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The Testament of Tebaran exhibit

Mattias will present his photo exhibition The Testament of Tebaran, a powerful and revealing testimony documenting the exploitation of Borneo's rainforests, which are among the oldest and most biologically diverse in the world. The Testament of Tebaran will be presented at Nordstan by The International Science Festival and Goteborg&Co Trade and Industry Group from April 20-25, and will continue through May 2, 2010.


A photographer's journey

Some of Mattias Klum's images are being shown at the Guardian's travel section.


Mattias Klum exhibits at World Expo 2010

Mattias Klum's images will cover 2000 square meters of wall surface at the Swedish Pavilion during the Shanghai World Expo 2010. His images depict a magical Swedish forest, and make up a major component of the Pavilion's architecture and visual appearance. The exhibition will run from May 1 to October 31, 2010 and is expected to be the largest EXPO in history with nearly 70 million visitors.


The Secret of Africa

Tierra Grande Publishing launches a new book: The Secret of Africa - And the Forbidden Powers! The Secret of Africa is a nature/fantasy story about Jack Anderson, a 12-year-old boy who through a series of events finds himself, along with an international group of children, at a special camp in the heart of Africa. The book is written by Angelika Braun Alexanderson and includes photos by Mattias Klum. The book is the first book in a series that will cover each continent with its specific wild animals and fauna.


The Green Future Challenge

"The Green Future Challenge" is a competition for young adults in Åland, which engages them in environmental, technology and business development issues. The contest is based on a concept wherein youth groups gather for one day to develop a business idea according to a future scenario they are presented with, under the heading "Åland's Sustainable World." The case study and competition were created by Lennart Engelhardt, president of Mattias Klum AB, who also served as a moderator for the event. Read more (in swedish)


Mattias Klum is Science Festival Guest of Honor

This year Mattias Klum will be the guest of honor at the International Science Festival Gothenburg, where he will take part in inaugurating the festival, announcing the winners of this year's youth competition, giving lectures, and presenting a photographic exhibition. With hundreds of activities and over 100,000 visitors The International Science Festival Gothenburg is one of Europe's leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden. All year around The Science Festival arranges science cafés, workshops, lectures and more. This year's youth competition will be dedicated to the theme of Sustainable Development. The festival will open on April 20, 2010. Please check back soon for more information!


Mattias presents exhibit in Stockholm

Following its successful premiere at COP15, Mattias will present his outdoor photographic exhibition The Testament of Tebaran at Raoul Wallenberg Plaza in Stockholm this winter. The exhibit is a powerful portrayal of the effects on climate change, threats to indigenous culture and loss of biodiversity caused by the extensive logging of Borneo's tropical rainforests. The exhibition has been produced by Tierra Grande in collaboration with our principal sponsor PostkodLotteriet, and partners National Geographic Magazine and Borneo Orangutan Survival. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will take place from 13 February to 28 March 2010, just opposite the Kungliga Dramtiska Teatern and next to Berzelii Park.


Funk For Life

Together with internationally respected jazz musician and composer Nils Landgren and Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Mattias Klum and his team (Peter Östlund and Samuel Svensäter) went to Nairobi, Kenya for a joint music, film and photo project. The project is about how music can spread meaningfulness, joy and hope to the young people in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. The album "Funk For Life" was recorded in June 2009 in Berlin. 1 euro from each sold CD will be donated to the aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, Sweden, for the project in Kibera, one of the biggest slums in the world.  www.funkforlife.com











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National Geographic Speakers Bureau Partnership

National Geographic Speakers Bureau will partner with Mattias Klum Tierra Grande to make more than 50 explorers, photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and journalists available to European venues for speaking and presentation opportunities. Using award-winning photographs and video, these modern storytellers will share compelling stories from their expeditions along with keen insights and timely reports on critical topics.  The full roster of National Geographic speakers, which will be available to our partners and clients, can be found at ngspeakers.com. For booking inquiries please contact Marisa Lopez. Download full press release.


Assignment in Borneo

Mattias Klum, producer Folke Rydén, cinematographer Peter Östlund and their photo assistant Samuel Svensäter recently came back from a new assignment in Borneo. More to follow, please stay tuned!

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