Niclas Hammarström
Niclas Hammarström was born in Sweden in 1969. In 1993, he began working for the Swedish daily Aftonbladet, as their US-based photographer. While living in New York City, Niclas photographed events in the US, Canada, and South America for almost five years.

He covered major events, such as the siege in Waco, the World Trade Center bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 1994 soccer World Cup, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, as well as numerous Mike Tyson fights in Las Vegas. In 2002, after the Olympics in Salt Lake City, he stopped working as a photographer and joined the family business selling and manufacturing handicap aid tools.

In 2010, he sold the company and stayed home taking care of his family for a year, before realizing that he wanted to return to photography. In 2011 he started up as a freelance Photographer. In 2012 Niclas was awarded in World Press Photo.

Awards

2016
World Press Photo, 3rd Spot News
Picture of the Year International (POYi), USA, 2nd General News
Picture of the Year International (POYi), USA, 3rd Portrait
Picture of the Year Sweden, 3rd Picture Story Abroad

2015
Picture of the Year Sweden, 2nd Picture Story Abroad
Picture of the Year Sweden, 3rd News Picture Abroad
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), USA, HM Portrait

2014
Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, Spain, 1st
Picture of the Year International (POYi), USA, 1st General News
The winner of Unicef Photo of the Year Award, Germany
The winner of Days Japan International Photo Journalism Award, Japan
Picture of the Year Sweden, Picture of the Year
Picture of the Year Sweden, 1st Picture Story Abroad
Picture of the Year Sweden, 1st Portrait
The winner of Miran Hrovatin Award, Italy

2013
Picture of the Year Sweden, 1st News Picture Sweden
Picture of the Year Sweden, 2nd Picture Story Abroad
Picture of the Year Sweden, 3rd Daily Life Abroad
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), USA, 1st non-traditional photojournalism publishing
Awarded "Journalist of the Year" together with Staffan Heimerson by The Swedish Magazine Publishers Association.

2012
Picture of the Year Sweden, 2nd News Picture Abroad
World Press Photo, 2nd Spot News Stories
Photographers Giving Back Award, 3rd News Picture