Gunnar Seijbold

Gunnar Seijbold (25 January 1955 – 25 April 2020) was a Swedish freelance press photographer and musician. During his career he worked for several newspapers, including Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, and Aftonbladet. He also worked in the capacity of photographer for the Swedish government and worked as the official European Union photographer. During his career, Seijbold met and photographed U.S. President Barack Obama.

Gunnar Seijbold
Born(1955-01-25)25 January 1955
Stockholm, Sweden
Died25 April 2020(2020-04-25) (aged 65)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationPhotographer, musician

Early lifeEdit

Seijbold was born and raised in Stockholm. His father, Olle Seijbold, was also a photographer who took photos of the Swedish extradition of Baltic soldiers in 1945.[1]

CareerEdit

During his career, Seijbold worked for several newspapers including Expressen, Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet.[2][3][4][5]

Seijbold was the Swedish Government's official photographer, and followed Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on his visit to meet American president Barack Obama in the White House in 2009.[6] He was also the official European Union photographer during Sweden's leadership period of the union in 2009.[7][8] In this capacity, he provided photographs from official meetings and work to the world press.[9][10][11]

Seijbold founded the photographic company Svenska Bild, along with Andreas Hassellöf, Gustav Mårtensson, and Lars G. Öhlund.[12] He served as the company's CEO.[12]

Seijbold was also a musician, and he performed as a bass player on the Eddie Meduza album För Jaevle Braa! in 1982.[13]

DeathEdit

Seijbold died on 25 April 2020 after suffering from COVID-19.[2] He had been ill for a month and spent the last week in hospital.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gunnar Seijbold var det bästa som finns: Pressfotograf". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Fotografen Gunnar Seijbold död i corona". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Seijbold var det bästa som finns: Pressfotograf". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  4. ^ Wessel, Johan. "Fotografen Gunnar Seijbold död i covid-19". Kamera & Bild (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Gunnar Seijbold officiell EU-fotograf". Fotosidan (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ Thomsen, Dante (26 April 2020). "Fotografen Gunnar Seijbold, 65, död i covid-19" (in Swedish). SVT Nyheter. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  7. ^ "King gives audience for Brussels-based correspondents". kungahuset.se. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. ^ "EU-fotografen skickar bilderna direkt från kameran". Kamera & Bild (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Fotografen Gunnar Seijbold död i covid-19". Dagens Media (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Photographer Gunnar Seijbold, 65, dead in covid-19". tellerreport.com. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Gunnar Seijbold officiell EU-fotograf". Fotosidan (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Ny svensk bildbyrå tar sikte på Scanpix". capdesign.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Gunnar Seijbold". Popfakta.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Fotografen Gunnar Seijbold död i corona". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.