About Peter Gerdehag

Peter Gerdehag (b. 1953) is the fighter pilot turned teacher, who switched to photography and cinematography. His style of story telling has been called ”image-saturated poetry”. He has reached into the very soul of the Swedish nation with his portraits of characters like the Horseman and the Women with Cows; portraits that have made the audience think about their own life ambitions and the very meaning of life.


Peter’s own motto has always been: A good photo isn’t a goal in itself, the real goal is the effect that the photo generates.



Awards, scholarships & exhibitions

“In Women with Cows Swedish documentary maker Peter Gerdehag observes two remarkable sisters over a period of time. The film is by no means a bundle of laughs, but gives a brutally honest portrait of two women who hold on to what they love most; for one it is the cows, for the other - her sister.”

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