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October 15, 2017

Kris Lyseggen published her third book on transgender issues; I Am, Therefore, We Are, from rural post-apartheid South Africa


May 10, 2016 IPPY AWARD

Kristin won Bronze medal at the Internationally acclaimed Literary IPPY Award for best LGBT non-fiction in Chicago, IL 


December 10, 2015 - BOOK PASSAGE Corte Madera, California

Kristin will discuss her new book at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California on December 10. For more info:


October 22, 2015 - KEPLER'S Menlo Park, California

Kristin will show slideshow, photographs and talk about her new book at the fabulous Kepler's books in Menlo Park, San Mateo. Click for more info.


October 1 2015 - DIESEL BOOKS Oakland, California

Kristin will discuss her new book at DIESEL books , California on December 1. For more info click on this link:


September 24, 2015 - BOOKS INC, San Francisco, California
Kris will talk about her new book at Books Inc in The Castro on Market Street in San Francisco on September 24:


September 15, 2015
Kristin has published her second book The Women of San Quentin. SFINX Publishing, Berkeley California.


August 2014 SEATTLE EXHIBIT: Kris will show images from her work in progress "The Women of San Quentin" , a joint exhibit with Jacqui Beck and Anselm Skogstad during the Gender Odyssey conference.


Book & film project in collaboration with S.H.E., documenting the transgender community in the rural areas in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Ongoing.



Presentation on Transgender women in male US prisons at the Pan African ILGA conference in Nairobi.


February 2014 BANGKOK EXHIBIT: Kristin shows images from "The Women of San Quentin" , a joint exhibit with German/NY artist during the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).


October 2013 BAIPA BOOK AWARD 'The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian' wins the award for best book cover design. The Bay Area, USA 


September 2013 DAVID HOCKNEY: 'The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian' becomes part of the new David Hockney exhibition by National Museums in Liverpool, UK in October.


June 2013 THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER: Kristin's book featured in The Guardian’s (UK) “This Month in Photography - May’s guide to the best photography around the world”


June 2013 KALW RADIO: Bo & Marcus from the book with Kris Lyseggen on the 30 minute radio show with Eric Jansen, Out In The Bay, KALW Radio, San Francisco


May 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: Our first US book launch; "The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian's" book party at San Francisco LGBTQ community center with Bo, Marcus, Fresh! White, Ryan Cassata, Chloe Meynier and Kris Lyseggen


April 2013 KINSEY INSTITUTE: The photograph "Michelle After a Bath" part of The Kinsey Institute's portrait exhibition "Face Value", Indiana, US


March 2013 FRESNO: The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian selected as "BOOK OF THE MONTH"  Fresno LGBTQ Center,US


March 2013 INDIANA: The book ‘The Boy Who Was Not A Lesbian’ part of the permanent collection at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana US


December 2012 OSLO: Book Launch at the House of Literature, Oslo Norway: "The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian" with performances by several people in the book, Arne Vatnøy, 'Bow To Each Other'

June 2012 GERMANY: Presentation ‘From Freaks to Friends’ at Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

June 2011 ROBERT FRANK: Presentation ‘From Freaks to Friends’ at Robert Frank Symposium, Birmingham UK

September 2011 WPATH: Presentation "The Boy who was not a Lesbian" World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Atlanta, USA


February 2007 BRUSSELS: Our project 'Re-Vision: Celebrating Diversity through Photography', runner-up for a European Champion Award at a recent awards ceremony in Brussels.

2007 HOLLYWOOD: ‘Birds of America’ (Am. movie 2008) starring Matthew Perry and Hilary Swank, buys 4 images from the series ‘Princess of Walsall’

2006 BIRMINGHAM: Illustrating photographically the new drama school Birmingham School of Acting, (interior & facade), Millennium Point, UK

2006 BIRMINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE: buys 15 images from “Musical Progressions”, UK

2005 Grant, Art Council England

2005 Art project in Milan with Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

2004 AWARD Joint 1st price, Louise Anne Ryland Award for Art & Design, UK

2004 Grant, Art Council England


2014 'The Women of San Quentin' Gender Odyssey, Seattle, US (group)

2014 'The Women of San Quentin' Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel (group)

2013 'G E N D E R F U L' San Francisco LGBT center, California (group)
2013 ‘Face Value‘ The Kinsey Institute, Indiana, US (group)
2010 ‘Mirror Mirror On The Wall’  Lykkehaven, Norway (solo)
2009 ‘Journeys From One Body To Another’ Holmenkollen Hotel, Norway (solo)
2006 ‘Wild West Midlands’ Rotunda, Birmingham, UK (group)
2006 ‘Musical Progressions’ Birmingham Public Library, UK (solo)
2006 ‘Shooting Drama’ Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK (solo)
2005 ‘SHOOT’ The Mailbox, Birmingham, UK (group)
2004 ‘Princess of Walsall’  AOP Gallery, London, UK (group)
2004 ‘Ridin’ no.8’ The Rep Theatre, Birmingham, UK (group)
2004 ‘Princess of Walsall’ Birmingham Inst. of Art & Design (group)
2004 ‘Princess of Walsall’ School of Jewellery, Birmingham UK (group)
2002 ‘Jesus Army - A Colony for Haven’ City Space Gallery, Birmingham UK (group)
2002 ‘Child Protection Foundation’ Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (group)


2004-present: Freelance photographer & journalist

2018-present: American Red Cross Volunteer, Northern California
2015: Published the non-fiction book 'The Women of San Quentin' California, US

2013: Published the non-fiction book 'The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian & Other True Stories' California, US

2011: Photo documentary with DUKIUM (Beersheva) documenting the Bedouins and the land grab in the Negev desert

2010-2012: Night watch/social worker at crisis centre for women with trauma/drug-addiction

2009-2010 Volunteer facilitator & photographer for Hjertefred, Norway

2009: Volunteer photographer at WPATH, Oslo, Norway

2008-2010: Night watch/social worker at home for people with schizophrenia

2008-2009: Creative advisor for fine artist photographer Dag Alveng, Oslo Norway

2005-2007: Photography teacher (part-time) at Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University, UK

2005-2007 Project facilitator for 'Re-Vision: Celebrating Diversity through Photography', runner-up for European Champion Award in Brussels, UK/EU

1999-2002 News reporter/journalist, Avis1, Oslo Norway

1997-1999 Journalist (news), Akersposten, Oslo Norway


2012-2013   Art Academy University - MFA Photography, San Francisco
2001-2004  BA (Hons) Photography, Birmingham City University, UK
2002-2002  Chulalongkorn University BFA (student exchange), Bangkok
1997-1998   Danvik College, International Media Center, Drammen, Norway
1993-1996   Fagerborg High School – Media and Communications, Oslo Norway






All photographs, text, videos © 2019 by Kristin Lyseggen

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