Andersson receives 550.000 SEK in scholarship
Mats Andersson receives Sveriges Författarfonds (The Swedish Photographers' Association) 3-year work scholarship of SEK 450,000 (distributed over the years 2021-2023). He will also receive a scholarship of SEK 50,000 (tax-free) from Konstnärsnämnden (Arts Council) in December 2020. 
Since 2009, Andersson has published no less than 12 books
The Swedish Photographers' Association writes: 17 photographers have received work scholarships from the Authors 'Fund for Autumn 2020. In addition, the fund has awarded a large number of extra scholarships that many photographers have received. Anna Clarén is a representative for photography on the Authors' Fund's board.

Scholarships Mats Andersson:
• 2014. Ettårigt arbetsstipendium av Sveriges Författarfond. 
• 2017. Kulturstipendium av Region Jönköpings län. (25.000 SEK)
• 2019. Stora ettåriga arbetsstipendiet av Sveriges Författarfond. (90.000 SEK)
• 2020. Konstnärsnämndens stipendie. (50.000 SEK)
• 2021. 3-årigt arbetsstipendium av Sveriges Författarfond 2021-23. (450.000 SEK)

Mats A Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards

ipa – International Photography awards

A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts
judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world 2020.

The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, 
amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and 
comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

Mats Andersson, Honorable Mention – professional categories: Nature, Animals/Pets

ipa Mats A – Iceland Horse

All category, Honored Mention (Total 35 in Nature, Animals/Pets)



Mats Andersson in photomagazine Camera Natura 3 2020

10 pages in Camera Natura #3 2020  |  Foto Mats Andersson · Text Nina Frydenlund

Many had booked a workshop for an exciting place in the world, and had been looking forward to many new photo opportunities.
All of this has been postponed, and who knows how long it will take before we can travel around the world again?
But there is no reason to put the camera on the shelf. Both Norway and Sweden have unique opportunities for photography of wild nature.
We have a wildlife that is often easy to reach if you give it time. And we have time now, maybe even more than before.

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Mats A, Cover & 10 pages in magazine Fauna & Flora

One day in june, I finally find the house in Bashult in the countryside outside Jönköping, where art and nature photographer Mats Andersson lives with his partner Nina and the dog Orvar. Me and Ulf Sivertsson are met by friendly smiles and dull dog skulls, you do not come here unnoticed. I soon learn that the now yellow-painted house was once inhabited by the Minister of Defense Anders Björck, who, among other celebrity guests, housed Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. An impregnable armored door remains from that time, as well as some mysterious electrical cables …

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