Erik Hagman was born in Köping, Sweden in 1974. He started his career as a photographer at the local newspaper in Sala during high school. He later studied at the School of Photography, The University of Gothenburg, (BFA 1998) and worked as a photo assistant in New York, 1999 to 2000. Erik now lives in Stockholm and works as a photographer.
Landscape and the investigation of localities have been a central theme in Erik´s work, covering different subjects. Artificial Landscapes - depicts entirely human-made spaces without any traces of nature. Scenes from Energy Conversion - Images from the coal and energy industry and the project Three representations of Meadow - revolves around three places that have in common that they are or previously were, maintained meadow land.