Lotta Härdelin (b. 1972) has worked as a photojournalist since the age of 17, when she started her career as a photographer on a local newspaper, ”Nerikes Allehanda” in Örebro,  Sweden.

She became a staff photographer at Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest morning paper, in 1993. For the last 20 years she has worked in many different positions at Bonnier Mediahouse: Picture Editor, Head of Graphics Department, Chief Photo Editor, News Editor, and Head of the Visual Department and a member of the Editorial leadership.

From 2013 she has been part of Dagens Nyheters visual department and mainly works as a visual story teller in both still pictures and video. Her focus on democracy, freedom of speech, non-discrimination and human rights has taken her on assignments to all parts of the World.