Photographer Ketil Born had his first solo exhibition in 1988. Born lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and often travels in connection with project work. He works equally enthusiastically within genres as landscape, portrait, act and eroticism.
Born has among other things exhibited at Rana Kunstforening, Galleri Krysset in Sørvåg, Festspillene in Northern Norway, Fauske Kunstforening, Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum, Trondhjems Kunstforening and Galleri Fotografia in Oslo. He attended the Photographic Spring Exhibition in Oslo in 1995, was a festival exhibitor at Hemnes Jazz and Blues Festival in 1998 and the Havmann artist of the year in Mo i Rana in 2007 where the exhibition «Iceland Re: Born» was shown. In 1991 he received an award for Best Erotic Photo in Cupido and was awarded third in the Unesco-supported international photo contest «The Family» in Warzava in 1995. Then, in 1998, he won the Tobacco Board’s photo competition. His work has been supported on several occasions by the Norwegian Film Photographers Fund and by Rana Municipality. His images have been purchased by, among others, Sør-Hålogaland diocese, Meyergården Hotell in Mo i Rana, Rana Tingrett, and by the Norwegian National Library.
Born has collaborated with composers like Prof. Bodvar Moe, Sverre Knut Johansen and Kristine Klubben, as well as with author Laila Stien. His photographs are published in the books Norsk Lyst (1995), together with p. a. Franz Widerberg and Per Ung, Past Art in Nordland (1996), as well as in the picture book Stemmer i Stein, the 800th anniversary of the churches in Dønnes, Alstadhaug and Herøy (1999). Recently came the book Av Jern (Of Iron) in collaboration with Stien and Johansen.