Joel Marklund, born 1985, has been working as a photographer since 2005. He is currently based in Manhattan, New York and Stockholm, Sweden as U.S. Correspondent and Chief Photographer of Sweden’s nr 1 sports photo agency Bildbyrån. He has worked in more than 45 different countries and covered numerous international sports events around the world, among them the FIFA World Cup and eight Olympic Games. He started his career at the local newspaper NSD before moving on to Aftonbladet, Scandinavia’s biggest media outlet, in 2007. The same year he joined Bildbyrån as a staff photographer and in 2013 became the Chief Photographer of the agency.
He is an award winning photographer, frequently honored in Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism and the Swedish Picture of the Year Awards. Since 2016 he’s a Nikon Europe Ambassador.
Since 2016 he has been part of the official photography team covering the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament for The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. He worked as an official photographer for the International Olympic Committee at the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, 2020 Lausanne Youth Olympic Games, 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Joel Marklund’s photographic work has been published all over the world in different media outlets. On the commercial side his clients include Adidas, Nike, the Swedish Football Federation, Nikon, Panasonic, Nocco, the UFC among others.