• NameBruno Ehrs
  • Activity/Titlefotograf
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesSwedish, born 1953
BiographyBruno Ehrs (born 1953) started his work as a photographer at Stockholm City Museum under the legendary Lennart af Petersens. This gave him a thorough grounding in photographing architecture, a skill he most recently demonstrated in a book on the French château Vaux-le-Vicomte (Flammarion 2015). He has been working freelance since the early 1980s.

Ehrs has worked on his own projects and on commissions for newspapers, magazines, books and advertising. He has had about twenty one-man exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and published a handful of his own books. Works published by Ehrs include Goodwins vackra Stockholm (Our Beautiful Stockholm) (1999), a photographic history. As part of Stockholm’s 750th anniversary, Ehrs produced a series of portraits of famous Stockholm residents, including King Carl XVI Gustaf. This was acquired by the Swedish National Portrait Gallery and was displayed in the exhibition Kungar i svart och vitt (Kings in Black and White) at Gripsholm Castle in celebration of H. M. the King’s 60th birthday.
[See Inventory numbers: NMGrh 5105-5108 ; NMGrh 5111 ; NMGrh 5113-5115]

Ehrs continued to be commissioned by the royal family for official portraits and in 2010 created his first original for stamps, depicting the King and Queen of Sweden.