Born in 1989, Tuva Kleven grew up in the small town Hamar in Norway, where she is currently living and working as a photojournalist and portrait photographer. Before she graduated from the Norwegian School of Photography in 2011, she was awarded silver as a new talent in the norwegian photography competition, Gullsnitt 2010. She was also awarded a silver in the portrait category of the National Photography Competition in Norway the same year.
Her personal work often revolves around the subjects youth, transition and death. This due to heavy personal losses early in life.