Linda Thompson


  • Professional title: Lecturer
  • Academic title: Lecturer
  • Department: Department of Design (DES)
  • Telephone: 010-142 79 88
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  • Visitor address: Sundsvall, R-huset
  • Room number: R331
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Employee in the 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


I am currently a part of Miun Research Exhibition working with the theme "the forest and sustainability". The work is to result in a physical and virtual exhibition. On Instagram @borealabilder

Teaching and tutoring

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

Other information



"Mellanplatser / Places in Between" Västernorrlands Museum, Härnösand (solo)

"Emigrant Memoir" Missoula Art Museum, Missoula USA, (solo)

"Emigrant Memoir" Sune Jonsson Centrum för Dokumentärfotografi, Umeå (solo)

"Publicerat / Published", Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm (group).


“Publicerat / Published” Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (group)

“Code-switching: a practice in progress” Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm


“In Place of Memory”, Söråker’s Folkets Hus


“In Place of Memory”, Sune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography, Umeå

“In Place of Memory”, Black Door Gallery, Örebro


“In Place of Memory”, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm 

“Planket” Umeå. Outdoor group show in Umeå. 


"Vi och dom Andra /Us and Them" VODA (group). Sune Jonsson Center for Doc. Photography, Umeå. 

“Planket” Stockholm. outdoor group show in Stockholm. 

“New Nordic Photography” (group), Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. 

“Masters Work: The First Dynasty” (group), Centrum för Fotografi. Stockholm, Sweden.

“Neighbors/Vi och dom Andra /Us and Them" (VODA) at Riga Photo Month 2014. (group)

"Masters Work: The Sweden Project", Norrlandsdagarna. Umeå, Sweden. (group).


"Masters Work: The Sweden Project", (group) Fotomuseet Sundsvall, Sweden

“Masters Work: A View of the North" (group) Fotomuseet, Sundsvall, Sweden


"Icons of the West", Dana Gallery, Missoula MT, USA (group) 


“No Place Like Home”, the Loft at Higgins Alley in Missoula, MT, USA

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