Aleksander Nordahl has for years been one of Norway´s finest photojournalists. Now he spends more and more of his time working on stories and projects related to the ocean. He has been scubadiving and freediving for over 30 years and is still an active freediving instructor. For the last 10 years all his underwater photograhy is solely done while freediving.
Through the years Nordahl has produced national and international documentary stories as well as portraits and features. As a photojournalist he has portrayed human kindness and beauty, but also the cruelty and suffering of war, capitalists , dramatic news events and small children in happy play.
His photos have won many national and international awards, among them prizes in the prestigious World Press Photo competition. He has also won the Norwegian Photo of the Year Prize twice, in 2017 with a picture from the war zone in East Aleppo, Syria and 1999 from Kosovo. Still, his passion is freediving underwater photography and now he uses his skills in photojournalistic and fine art projects about the oceans. His photographs, mostly from arctic waters, have been in exhibitions with very good revues, they hang inpermanent exhibitions and in architectural projects, both nationally and abroad.
Aleksander became an Ambassador of Marelux from Nov 2021.