Douglas Ljungkvist

Douglas Ljungkvist is a Brooklyn based fine art photographer originally from Sweden. His personal work explores vernacular beauty that is graphic, colorful, and quiet.


Mood and atmosphere are important aspects to the work that often have subtexts of time and identity. Formally, he is interested in the study of color, form, and space.

Douglas has received several prestigious awards including Winner PDN Photo Annual, Winner New York Photo Festival Invitational, Gold Px3 Best Fine Art Book proposal, National Geographic “Great Outdoors”, and numerous finalists and honorable mentions including CENTER, American Photo, International Photography Awards, Conde Nast Traveler, Photography Masters Cup, Renaissance Photography Prize, Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Design Trust for Urban Space.

His work has been exhibited both in the US and Europe including the foto/pods produced by United Photo Industries at Dumbo Arts Festival, Hereford Arts Festival, New York Photo Festival, Format 11, Bridge Art Fair, Garrison Art Center, Center for Fine Art Photography, London Street Photography Festival, and more.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Douglas Ljungkvist

Ocean Beach

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

As a photographer Douglas is interested in the cottages still showing signs of a bygone era when wood paneling, vibrant colors, and kitsch decorations were the order of the day. He always felt it was a race against time to visually preserve the cottages. That was based on the rapid pace of cottages being renovated and modernized to attract more potential vacationers on the competitive rental market.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Douglas Ljungkvist

Sep 222013

Superstorm Sandy: Photographers Perspectives

A panel discussion with photographers who covered Superstorm Sandy during the storm, it’s aftermath and the ongoing recovery. Participants include Susannah Ray, Benjamin Lowy, Wyatt Gallery, Douglas Ljungkvist, and Kisha Bari. Moderated by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.

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