Born in 1972, Christian Houge is a Norwegian photographer who lives and works in Oslo, Norway.
His photographs explore the human condition as realized through and influenced by nature. Pervading his work is a curiosity for myth and folklore, spurred by the Norse legends of his youth. His Barentsburg and Shadow within series were both nominated at the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability.
For nearly 20 years, Christian Houge questions the place of Man in his environment, amongst harmony and confrontation, and the opposition between nature and culture.His 'Barentsburg / Pyramid' and 'Arctic Technology' series, realized during different stays in the Svalbard archipelago - in Arctic, often called as a "new frontier" - show the impact of the human activity on an almost virgin environment.Houge's work is regularly shown in exhibitions throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. In 2015, his exhibition 'Paradise Lost' was exhibited in three Chinese cities including Beijing, at the Three Shadows Photography Art Center.
- "Arctic Technology", Spitsbergen 2010-2013
- "Evolution", 1997-2012
- "Shadow Within", Norway, USA 2010-2013
- "Barentsburg", Spitsbergen 2000-2014