Joel Marklund is Sweden’s most award-winning sports photographer. He’s the Chief Photographer of Bildbyrån, the nation’s nr 1 sports photo agency, and is based in both Manhattan, New York and Stockholm. He has covered numerous international sports events around the world, among them the FIFA World Cup and six Olympic Games.
He works regularly as an official photographer for the International Olympic Committee and the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon. Since 2006 he’s a Nikon Europe Ambassador. Joel is a certified diver and one of few photographers in the world that from year to year manage underwater cameras at Olympic Games and World Championships.
Being an expert in adapting to different situations and getting the shot in one take Joel shoots pictures in available light, advanced studio light setting or even totally silent, right next to the film camera. He also works on longer documentary projects and contemporary stories.