Katarina Premfors is a Dubai based freelance photographer covering the Middle East since 1992.
Born in Sweden, raised between Pakistan, Turkey and North America before launching her commercial career in the Middle-East over twenty years ago, Premfors’ diplomacy and her deep insights into the contrasting cultures of her upbringing are bought to bear in her work.
from the series “Pappa”
Premfors works across a multitude of editorial and commercial genres and has delivered multi-national campaigns for a broad spectrum of world-leading private and public sector enterprises. Her clients include global advertising and branding agencies, major corporations and the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Yemen and Afghanistan.
Premfors work is regularly published in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Guardian, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Greenpeace, Red Cross and others.
Boys race to catch a ride at the annual camel beauty festival in the desert off Abu Dhabi, UAE
Premfors is a founding member of Photographers for Hope – a global photographer collective that first gathered in Brazil in 2010 to start producing impactful photo-documentary campaigns in impoverished communities worldwide. Katarina is committed to telling stories that can create a positive social impact.
Katarina Premfors is available for assignments worldwide, and regularly exhibits her personal and editorial work