ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and other life changing events




My name is Knut Skjærven and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was born in Bergen, Norway.

I am a free-lance photographer, blogger and journalist. And educator.

I work with photography and visual communication both with a camera and in texts. I hold degrees in communication, film science and philosophy from Bergen University (B.A.), Norway, and Copenhagen University, Denmark (M.A.).

I have written two book on related areas and lots of articles on communication for newspapers and periodicals.

Here are some of the project and sites that I have initiated since 2010.


Berlin Black and White (2010); Phenomenology and Photography (2010); The Europeans (2012);  Street Photographer’s Toolbox (2012); The EDGE: Contemporary Street Photography in Europe (2013). The latest site is On Street Photography (this site).

Barebones Communication was initiated in 2007 .

Social Sites:
On Every Street (2011); The Europeans (2012); Knut Skjærven Street Photography 2012; Street Photographer’s Toolbox 2012;  Leica Street Photography (2012); The EDGE (2013).

Personal Coach Program:

The new personal coach program runs over 12 weeks. It will teach you the basics of visual communication applied to photography and street photography. Read about it here.

Workshops & Summits:


The Summit, Copenhagen, July 3 -5, 2015. Invitation only.

The Workshop, Berlin, June 18 – 21, 2015.


The Kempinsky Sessions, Berlin, October 24, 2014. Open.

NEW STREET AGENDA (workshop) , Berlin, June 12 – 15, 2014.


The WORKSHOP, Berlin June 20 – 23, 2013;

Summits have been held in Berlin with success in June 2012 and 2013, and will be repeated in 2015.


Please notice that the material you find on the sites mentioned, must not be used for other purposes than reading it. Without written permission from the author, that is. Photographs must not be downloaded and distributed.

Sharing is ok.

For contact, please use the contact form below or write directly to this address knut@skjaerven.com

Have a good day.

Berlin, September 20, 2013 / October 8, 2014.


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barebones communication

Berlin Black And White

Street Photographer’s Toolbox

At The Gallery © Knut Skjærven

The Europeans

Just In Time © Knut Skjærven

Phenomenology And Photography

© Knut Skjærven


© Knut Skjærven