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Tine Poppe (born 1957) is a photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. Her practice focuses on bringing attention to social, political and environmental issues, particularly the refugee crisis, racism and climate change. In doing so, her work has been published in prominent newspapers like the Washington Post and various photography magazines around Europe. Poppe's work has featured in numerous international prizes and awards. Poppe's most recent exhibitions were "Where Gods Reside" in Clervaux, Luxembourg and the Nordic Light Festival of Photography, and "No Man's Land" exhibition in front of the Norwegian Parliament. She was recently one of the winners of the 2016 IPA International Photography Awards, one of the winners with special distinction at the LensCulture Emerging Talents Award 2016 and finalist in LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017.


Tine Poppe is represented by Institute.


A science-fiction notion of a European's fascination with the post-human and unreal feeling of the American desert and urban landscapes. The images created, inspired and exaggerated by the current surreal presidential election and it's possible worst outcome.  All image titles are Donald Trump quotes


"Tine Poppe’s work is a combination of fiction and non-fiction, of surreal landscapes and highly charged political quotations, of a haunting, almost nightmarish present and a dystopian future. She plays with photographic genres in clever and disturbing ways. In fact, she is one of the few photographers to be highly political without concentrating on the faces of the candidates during this recent US election season. As a result, her work is both local and global in its stance."

FRED RITCHIN, Dean of the School ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA


Winner and special distinction LensCulture Emerging Talents Award 2016

Honourable Mention IPA International Photography Awards 2016



Botanical perceptions of wildflowers and their environment from an ants point of view.


1st Place IPA International Photography Awards 2016

Silver PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017



December afternoons in the city centre of Oslo, Norway. The days around winter solstice have only a few hours of daylight and the longest nights of the year. Norwegians call this time of the year “mørketid” - the time of darkness. In ancient times the days surrounding the solstice were called “Yule” and worshipped as a reawakening of nature. The Norwegian translation of “Christmas” is “jul” and many Christmas traditions such as the Christmas tree originate from ancient Yule customs.


Norwegians no longer worship the reawakening of nature around winter solstice, but sadly rather the opposite. As the world wrestles over what they should do to keep the planet from heating up to dangerous levels, Norway remains one of the biggest oil producers in the world and hesitates to curb the expansion of oil and gas production while raging wildfires, once-in-100-years storms and lethal heatwaves have become fixtures of the everyday news.


Finalist LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2017

Honourable Mention IPA International Photography Awards 2017



Portraits of a few of those less advantaged due to drug addiction from Skippergata, Oslo. Each portrait shot with four years time lap.


Honourable Mention IPA International Photography Awards 2014

Official selection Documentary Projects KONTINENT AWARDS 2014


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