Isabella Ståhl is a Swedish photographer, currently based in Stockholm and Järvsö. 

She was born in northern Sweden in 1984, and left home at 15 to study photography in Stockholm. She has since lived in Barcelona, Berlin, Oslo, Paris and New York, where she graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2013.

Raised and born in the Swedish countryside, animals, wilderness and nature has naturally come to be an interest and important part of Isabella Ståhl's photography. 
Isabella's work has been published in several online and print publications, and exhibited at galleries such as The Museum of Photography in Stockholm, Kasher|Potamkin Gallery in New York, Photoville in Brooklyn and Menier Gallery in London.

Isabella works as an artist and freelance photographer with different editorial and documentary assignments around the world.  She just released her new project In the Shadow of Dusk,
a story about the urbanization and decay of the farming community in northern Sweden. 



Selected Publications and Press

2017, New York Magazine (USA)
2017, Feature Shoot (Australia)
2017, Elle (Sweden)
2017, Spindle Magazine (UK)
2016, Velvet Eyes
2016 Bedspread Zine (UK)
2016 LovZine (Italy)
2016 Austere Magazine (US)
2016 Yen Magazine (Australia)
2016 Ballad Of... Magazine (UK)
2016 Humble Arts Foundation (US)
2016 Pictclub
2015 Juxtapoz Magazine (US)
2015 Then There Was Us (UK)
2015 PhotoArt Mag (USA)
2015 Somewhere Magazine (Sweden/France)
2015 If You Leave (UK)
2015 Fotografisk Tidsskrift (Sweden)
2015 Fotografia Magazine (Spain)
2015 Rundown Magazine (USA)
2015 Booooooom! (Canada)
2015 Life Framer (USA)
2015 Radar Magazine (Sweden)
2015 Muybridge's Horse (USA)
2015 Burn Magazine (USA)
2014 D!NG Magazine (Belgium)
2014 Landscape Stories (Italy)
2014 Urbanautica (The Netherlands)
2014 Stand Quarterly (USA)
2014 Positive Magazine (Italy)
2014 Humble Arts Foundation (USA)
2014 Culture Hall (USA)
2014 Mutant Space (UK)
2014 Peanut Butter Thoughts (USA)
2014 GUP Magazine (The Netherlands)
2014 Little Paper Planes (USA)
2014 ETC Magazine (Sweden)
2014 Girls on Film (UK)
2014 Contributor Magazine (Sweden/USA)
2013 Boys on Film, Book 01 (UK)


International Center of Photography, Photography, New York 2012-13
Gotlands Folkhögskola, Photography, Sweden 2011-2012


2017, Colors of Distance, Studio Duo, Long Island City, New York (June 7-23)
2017, 100 Selfportraits by 100 artists, Kulturkossan, Järvsö, Stenegård
2017, Dusseldorf Photoweekend, curated by Marlène Meyer-Dunker
2016, Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Fall Saloon
2016, Doomed Gallery, London, Bedspread Zine Exhibition
2016, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, Winter Pictures
2016, Menier Gallery, London, Life Framer Edition II
2015, Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Höstsalongen
2015, Lokomotiv Bollnäs, "Left Behind" (solo)
2015, Kasher|Potamkin Gallery, New York, Everything Is All White
2014, Kasher|Potamkin Gallery, New York, The Holiday Show
2014, Kasher|Potamkin Gallery, New York, Intangible Beauty Part II: Go Out Alone And In The Dark
2014, Bollnäs Kulturhus, Sweden, Jag I Hälsingland
2014, Tingshuset Delsbo, Sweden, Jag I Hälsingland
2014, Galleri Ladan, Ljusdal, Jag I Hälsingland
2014, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, New Cats In Art Photography
2014, Bushwick Open Studios, New York, The Practice of Large
2014, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, 1st Salon Show of 2014
2013, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, Photoville
2013, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York, The View From Here
2012, Visby Art Museum, Sweden, Existence
2011, Levide Bygdegård, Gotland Sweden, Levide - A Photographic Documentation
2008, Asia Song Society, New York, Curated by Terence Koh, Anat Ebgi and Jenny Schlenzka, I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl


Life Framer, Theme 7, "An Instant", Honorable Mention, 2015
Life Framer, Theme 6, "Animal Kingdom", Honorable Mention, 2015
Burn Magazine, "Emerging Photographer Fund", Selected Shortlist 2014
Hälsinglands Konstgille, Honorable Mention Award, 2014
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, Working grant, 2012
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, Grant for photography studies, 2011