Mattias in Florida

Mattias will give two illustrated presentations for The Conservancy of Southwest Florida on Wednesday, February 8 at Gulf Coast High School, Naples, and on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at Bishop Verot High School, Fort Myers, Florida. The Conservancy's is a nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving Southwest Florida's natural environment. To book Mattias Klum, please contact The National Geographic Speakers Bureau.


Horse People in Karlstad

From 14 January 2005 to 26 February 2006, there will be an exhibition of photos from Mattias Klum's book "Horse People" at Värmlands Naturum, Mariebergsskogen, in Karlstad. The exhibition opens at 10.00 on the 14th and at 14.00, there will be an illustrated presentation by Mattias. "Horse People" is a photojournalistic book about the very special relationship between man and horse. The book visits seven special people in seven parts of the world, examining this intimate relationship that links us to our pastoral past.


Sign Language

If you want to learn sign language, you can visit the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, UR's web site, which hosts an interactive presentation on this subject, featuring Mattias Klum and other Swedish celebrities from the world of sport, culture, business and government.


Mattias at The Salvation Army Christmas Concert

Sunday 20 November, Mattias Klum delivered a speech on human kindness in the Blue Hall in the City Hall in Stockholm. The event was hosted by the Swedish Salvation Army and also featured musical performances by Arja Saijonmaa, Robert Wells and others. The City Hall is one of Sweden's most interesting and imposing buildings. The Blue Hall is where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year.


Mattias on Assignment

The Audubon Magazine of New York is sending Mattias and his veteran assistant Lars-Magnus Ejdeholm on an assignment to the Peruvian Amazon.


The Bengt Nordin Agency

We are happy to announce that the literary agency Bengt Nordin Agency AB now represents Mattias Klum. Bengt Nordin Agency AB is the leading and most successful literary agency in Scandinavia. Bengt Nordin started the company in September 1990 and was the first agency in Sweden that started with representing authors directly, on all markets in all countries. The agency represents authors that are translated into more then 40 languages, mostly within general fiction, crime mystery, thriller, true-stories and biographies. At the moment the agency represent about forty authors and their works worldwide. Besides Bengt Nordin, Maria Enberg works in the company which is located in the Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden.


Mattias featured at Apple's Web site

We are pleased to report that there now is a very well written article by Dustin Driver at the Pro section of Apple's main website, www.apple.com. This follows up the article appearing on the Pro section of the Apple Sweden website, which also was published at the Pro section of Apples web sites in Denmark, Finland and Norway.


A Royal Dinner

Mattias and Monika Klum was invited to and attended a royal dinner hosted by the King and Queen of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on 14 September. The Swedish Royal Family was represented by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine and Princess Lilian. Guests included the King and Queen of Malaysia and members of the Malaysian Royal Family, the Malaysian Foreign Minister and Cultural Minister, the Malaysian Ambassador, the Swedish Minister of Defense and the Minister of Agriculture, among other members of the government, as well as the Swedish Commander-in-chief, representatives from the business world, including Chairmen of the Boards of SCA, Volvo and Saab among others.


Apple Pro Article

There is a very well written article by Christine Pamp at the Pro section of the Apple Sweden website. It is in two parts, starting here, second part here. Klum Photography AB have been using Apple Macintosh computers exclusively for a very long time now, both in the office and out on assignments under very rough conditions. Mattias Klum's job is to bring home images and films of the amazing things he sees and to portray these situations faithfully. Apple offers a limitless platform for professional digital imagery and high quality editing for film and sound, perfectly suited for this. The ease of use, security and reliability of Apples products lets me concentrate on getting the best result possible, says Mattias.


Audubon Magazine

The cover story in the July-August issue of Audubon Magazine is an article about Antarctica, illustrated by five images by Mattias Klum. The cover image is a photograph of a gentoo penguin, also by Mattias. Audubon is the magazine of the National Audubon Society, which has as its mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.



On 4 June to 14 August 2005, there was an exhibition of photos from Mattias Klum's book "Horse People" at Sörmlands Museum, in Nyköping. "Horse People" is a photojournalistic book about the sometimes magical relationship between man and horse, a bond that seems timeless. The book visits seven special people in seven parts of the world, examining this intimate relationship that links us to our pastoral past.


Mattias at The Green Week Conference 2005

Green Week is an annual event organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment. This year the focus is on climate change. Its objective is to encourage people to "think aloud" about how citizens, businesses, policy makers, NGOs, authorities, teachers, scientists and young people can really change their environmental behaviour. Stakeholders and experts are brought together to help develop policies. Mattias Klum was invited to deliver an illustrated presentation for the opening of green week. Other speakers were Mr Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Lloyd Peck, Principal Investigator, British Antarctic Survey, Ms Joke Waller-Hunter, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC.


Lecture in Minneapolis

Thursday, May 19, Mattias Klum held a illustrated lecture with the title "The Passion of Seeing Wildlife" at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, as a part of the National Geographic Live! series lectures.


Mattias in Photo Camp

National Geographic Photo Camps is a program that works to create a dynamic learning experience for inner-city low income children interested in photojournalism, using well known photographers as guides in their exploration of their own neighborhoods with a camera in their hands. During 16 and 17 May, National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum was their guide and mentor.


Mattias in Antarctica again

In February 2004, Mattias Klum went on a cruise to Antarctica on the ship m/s Nordnorge. During the trip, lectures was held on the history and wildlife of Antarctica and the environmental concerns of the region. A similar cruise will depart 18 january 2006 in Chile, continue through the fjords of Patagonia, through the Drake Passage, around Cape Horn to Antarctica, with various activities for the passengers. There is more information about the trip (in Swedish) here.


Mattias in TV show

During 2004, Mattias was part of a recurring segment in the Swedish TV-show "TV-huset", hosted by Kattis Ahlström. On Sunday 24 april, Mattias Klum was back as a guest in the show.


Mattias and Kenny Bräck

Mattias appeared in the Swedish quiz show "Vi i femman" on Friday 13 May, along with the Swedish racing legend Kenny Bräck. Mattias posed questions to the contestants. Victoria Dyring was the judge of the competition and the artist LaGaylia Frazier appeared.


Trade Fair

On Sunday 17 april, Mattias visited the trade fair "Vildmark & Äventyr" in Älvsjö, where he delivered an illustrated presentation about Antarctica.


Mattias donates image

On 31 January, an auction was held in support of the victims of the Tsunami in South East Asia. Over a hundred prominent photographers donated photos and photographic art, making this the largest photo auction ever conducted in Sweden. The proceeds, over half a million Swedish kronor, goes to the Swedish Red Cross relief effort in South East Asia. The top five highest paid items at the auction were: Mattias Klum, Asiatisk lejonhona med unge, 17,000 kr Åke E:son Lindman, Genius Loci, Venedig #1 16,000 kr Christer Strömholm, Bleka damen, Barcelona 1959, 15,500 kr Lennart Nilsson, Äggcellen - livets ursprung, 1972 1/2 14,500 kr The auction was held as an initiative from "Bildverksamheten Strömholm" in cooperation with "Kulturhuset" in Stockholm and "Bukowskis Auktioner".



Fujifilm and Mattias Klum have cooperated in producing an innovative interactive guide to better pictures, featured on Fujifilms web site. Visitors to the site will be able to see how different techniques can lead to better and more interesting pictures, guided by Mattias and well designed (flash) web pages that let the visitor practice these techniques.