Pettersson, was born in Sweden in 1967.
He began his professional career in 1985
working for a local newspaper in his hometown.
In 1990, he moved to New York and has covered
major news and feature stories in over 50
countries, in Afghanistan, The Balkans,
Ethiopia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Zimbabwe,
and South Africa.
His works regularly on
assignment GEO, STERN, TIME, Newsweek, and
many other major international newspapers
In 1995, Mr. Pettersson
produced a book with work from 1991-1995.
His work on the ”Flying
Squad’ a South African police unit
was exhibited at Visa Pour L’image
in Perpignan in September 2001.
He participated in the
”A day in the life of Africa”
book project in the spring of 2002, shooting
one day in Kinshasa, Congo.
He received second prize
for his essay of ”Sexual abuse of
children in South Africa” in the category
”Issue reporting picture story”
in the Pictures of the year international
(POY) in 2003.
Mr. Pettersson was an
also runner-up for The 2003 International
Grand Prix for humanitarian reporting for
the same story, was exhibited at Visa Pour
L’image in Perpignan in September
A part of his 10 –year
South Africa project was shown as a slide
show at Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan
in September 2004.
He received third prize
in NPPA in 2005 in the Magazine Feature
Story category, for his essay on the black
elite in South Africa, shoot for STERN Magazine.
He also received honorary
mention in NPPA 2006 in the General News
Category for work on poverty in Malawi.
Mr., Pettersson recently
photographed a book project, 24 hours in
the life of the Catholic Church, shooting
in South Africa.
He Is a finalist in the
2006 The 2003 International Grand Prix for
humanitarian reporting for a story on child
prostitution in Kinshasa, Congo, DRC. It
will be exhibited at Visa Pour L’image
in Perpignan in September 2006.
Two of his Congo, DRC
projects was projected at Visa Pour L’image
in September 2006, in Perpignan, France.