PER-ANDERS PETTERSSON was born in Sweden in 1967. He began his professional career in the late eighties, after studying business, working for a local newspaper in his hometown. In 1990, he moved to New York and has covered major news and feature stories in over 50 countries, most recently in Congo, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Chad. He was awarded in POYi, NPPA and American Photography 24 in 2008. He was also finalist for the Henri Nannen Preis, Germany’s biggest journalism awards in May 2008. His work on the South African Emerging black elite was exhibited at the Hereford Photography Festival in the UK in May-June – 2008.