Linda Thompson

  • Academic title: Universitetsadjunkt
  • Department: Department of Design (DES)
  • Telephone: 010-142 79 88
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  • Visitor address: Sundsvall, R-huset
  • Room number: R331
  • Subject: Photography

Linda Maria Thompson is a lecturer in the subject of photography, a photographer and author. She has a Master of Arts in Photojournalism (2014) and her artistic research deals with the visualization of migration and place, as well as investigates the documentary spectrum.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism emphasis Photojournalism, University of Montana (2000)

Master of Arts in Photojournalism, Mid Sweden University (2014)

Area of interest

photography, photojournalism, documentary photography, visual storytelling, migration, identity, representation

Current research

Emigrant Memoir (2015-present)

Teaching and tutoring

I teach in a variety of courses within the subjects of photography, graphic design and industrial design.

Other information

Exhibitions "Mellanplatser / Places in Between" Västernorrlands Museum, Härnösand (solo) "Emigrant Memoir" Missoula Art Museum, Missoula USA, (solo) 2019 "Emigrant Memoir" Sune Jonsson Centrum för Dokumentärfotografi, Umeå (solo) 2019 “Publicerat / Published” Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (group) 2018 “Code-switching: a practice in progress” Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm 2018 “In Place of Memory” Lidköpings Folkets Hus, November 2017 “In Place of Memory”, Söråker’s Folkets Hus, Oct 2017 “In Place of Memory”, Sune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography, Umeå Nov 2016 – April 2017 “In Place of Memory”, Black Door Gallery, Örebro 2016 “In Place of Memory”, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm 2015 “Planket” Umeå. Outdoor group show in Umeå. 2015 "Vi och dom Andra /Us and Them" VODA (group). Sune Jonsson Center for Doc. Photography, Umeå. 2014 “Planket” Stockholm. outdoor group show in Stockholm. 2014 “New Nordic Photography” (group), Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2014 “Masters Work: The First Dynasty” (group), Centrum för Fotografi. Stockholm, Sweden. 2014 “Neighbors/Vi och dom Andra /Us and Them" (VODA) at Riga Photo Month 2014. (group) 2014 "Masters Work: The Sweden Project", Norrlandsdagarna. Umeå, Sweden. (group). 2014 "Masters Work: The Sweden Project", (group) Fotomuseet Sundsvall, Sweden 2013 “Masters Work: A View of the North" (group) Fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden 2013 "Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula MT, USA (group) 2011 “No Place Like Home”, the Loft at Higgins Alley in Missoula, MT, USA 2009

Extra contact information

+46(0)70 229 4890


Articles in journals

Thompson, L. M. (2018). Mementos of America : How Swedish-American Immigrants Used Photography to Assert Power over the American Landscape and Their Identities. Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, vol. 69: 1


Thompson, L. M. (2019). Emigrant memoir. Self-published

Thompson, L. M. (2016). In place of memory. Teg Publishing