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Welcome to the Bizarre World of Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty.


Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty (*1960) is a Norwegian-British photographer, curator and artist based in Oslo. Lill-Ann started her carrier with a Kodak Instamatic camera, followed by a long and intense love affair with a vintage chrome Hasselblad, ending up using an iPhone in her old age.

Lill-Ann’s artistic production spans many themes, from nationalism, identity, sexuality, tourism, ethnic kitsch, big women, Norwegian cowboys, modern Vikings, gay kids, transvestites, feces to coins.  Lill-Ann has worked for the Museum of Cultural History as a photographer from 1987 and will do so until she is either sacked, dies or retires.


Chepstow-Lusty’s work has been published internationally recognized and her books published in England, Norway and Sweden. Her photographs have been presented in The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Preus Museum, The Robert Meyer Collection, The Arts Council Norway and numerous other places from London, New York, Ottawa, Vienna, and Bratislava. Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty represents Norwegian Photography in the The History Of European Photography, Volume III. 1970–2000. ​

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Self-portrait from exhibition Ja, vi elsker Norge

PinDowns, from a calendar, and a satire on the Pin-Up industry. Published in Norway in 1984 and England in 1985

From the book Kroppens Sug, Hjertets Savn (What the Heart Lacks, The Body Craves), Karin Sveen and Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, a book about Women, Food and Excess Bodyweight published by Pax Forlag, Norway in 1985 and re-printed in 1993. Sweden 1987

From the book Norway-helt Texas (Norwegian Hero Texas), featuring here Cowboy Laila. Chepstow-Lusty and Inger Bentzerud, a book about Norwegians who dress up and identify themselves as cowboys.

Exhibition and book Absolutt Viking.  About global live Viking culture

Lady of the Lake from the collection of the National Museum in Oslo (Nasjonalmuseet).

From the exhibition t.A.K.e2- featuring Real Live Lesbians

Gay Kids book and exhibition about childhood photographs of adults who who turned out gay. 

Trio Babushkas bought by the Norwegian Cultural Council (Norsk Kulturraad), from the exhibition Ja, vi elsker Norge. 

The Lady in Pink  from exhibition Endangered Species

. From exhibition Ja, vi elsker Norge . New travelling exhibition from the National Museum, from April 2018, Visuelle Nabolag.  

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