Frank af Petersens


Photos of FaP by Felix Oppenheim, Michael Tjelder, James Hone

Frank af Petersens is a professional art and documentary photographer. He is represented in private and corporate art collections in Sweden, the United States, Great Britain, Switzerland, Russia, Norway, Spain, Italy, Kenya and China.


Born in Sweden, Frank af Petersens has travelled extensively in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has lived for three years in Somalia, three years in Afghanistan, extended periods over a total of six years in Yemen and Libya, as well as five years in France.


Since 2008, Frank af Petersens has worked as a volunteer photographer for Elephant Crisis Fund, Save The Elephants, Wildlife Conservation Network and African Parks in support of their programs to stop elephant and rhino poaching in Africa. He has donated images to several other conservation organizations, including Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Wildhood Foundation,Tsavo Trust, International Anti Poaching Foundation, The Thin Green Line Foundation, The Perfect World Foundation, and Save The Rhino International for awareness and fundraising campaigns.


In 2018, Frank af Petersens was awarded a grant by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in recognition of his work to preserve Africa's wildlife.


For more information on upcoming exhibitions and limited edition prints available for purchase, please contact info@frankafpetersens.com




Rialto, Palma de Mallorca

Skajs, Stockholm

Köln, Germany

Rialto, Palma de Mallorca

ArtExpo New York

Rialto, Palma de Mallorca

Skajs, Stockholm

Ovesholms Slott, Kristianstad, Sweden

Gallery 169, Los Angeles

Nextport, Stockholm

Skajs Konst- & Antikhandel, Stockholm

Galleri Arkiv 8, Göteborg

Save The Rhino Fundraising Gala, Göteborg

Galleri Arkiv 8, Båstad, Sweden

Fotografiens Hus, Oslo

Ekerum Konsthall, Öland, Sweden

Elephant Crisis Fund Gala, Los Angeles

ArtPhotoCollection, Göteborg

Bokmässan, Göteborg

Slussen, Orust, Sweden

Jord, Lysekil, Sweden

Galleri Äpplet Macforum, Göteborg

AAF, Milano

Liljevalchs Vårsalong, Stockholm

Galleri Eklund, Stockholm

City Art Link, Linköping, Sweden

Carnegie, Stockholm

KonstnärsBaren, Stockholm

Höganäs Museum och Konsthall, Sweden

Widforss, Stockholm

Frennegalleriet, Torekov, Sweden

Fållnäs Konsthall, Sorunda, Sweden

Galleri Ljusdesign, Stockholm

Boklunden, Stockholm

Scandinavian Photo, Stockholm





Volunteer photographer for Elephant Crisis Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society in Niassa, northern Mozambique.

Donated images to Wildhood Foundation for websites, fundraising presentations and social media, and to Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for printed presentations, as well as to Tiffany & Co for their 'Save The Wild' campaign.




Volunteer photographer for Elephant Crisis Fund and African Parks in Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of Congo. Donated images to Save The Elephants, Wildlife Conservation Network, for internet sites, print publications and fundraising campaigns.



Volunteer photographer for Wildlife Action Group and African Parks in Malawi. Donated images for websites, social media, annual reports and fundraising presentations to Save The Elephants, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa, Northern Rangelands Trust, Wildlife Conservation Network, The Thin Green Line Foundation, Elephant Crisis Fund, and Ivory Black Foundation.




Volunteer photographer for Tsavo Trust and Save The Elephants in southern Kenya. Donated images for websites, fundraising presentations and social media.


Donated images to Save The Rhino International for websites and printed materials.


Volunteer photographer for Ol Pejeta and Lewa conservancies in northern Kenya. Donated images for marketing, media contacts, and fundraising.




Volunteer photographer for Save The Elephants in Samburu, northern Kenya. Created a new image bank for marketing, media contacts, fund-raising and research.


Donated images to Thin Green Line Foundation for PR and fundraising use. TGLF supports wildlife rangers working in national parks and private conservancies with training and equipment, and provides financial assistance to the families of rangers killed in the line of duty.


Donated images and a framed limited edition print to the Save The Rhino conference and fund-raising gala in Sweden, hosted by A Perfect World Foundation.


Selected by a jury to exhibit images at a fundraising event held in Los Angeles to benefit The Elephant Crisis Fund. The event was hosted by Erica Beeney & Rupert Wyatt, and co-hosted by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Mark Wahlberg, Save The Elephants and Wildlife Conservation Network. The event raised over $ 2 million.




Volunteer photographer for the International Anti-Poaching Foundation in Zimbabwe to document their work with anti-poaching training for game scouts and rangers from many different countries. IAPF currently manages a team of rangers in a private game reserve in the middle of a poaching ’hot-zone’ in Zimbabwe, protecting a group of breeding black rhinos.




Volunteer photographer for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya. Created a new image bank for marketing, media contacts, fund-raising and research. Ol Pejeta is a non-profit wildlife conservancy that supports endangered species (e.g. white and black rhinos) and contributes to community outreach programmes in health care and education.




Campaign in support of Social Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation channelling donations from individuals and corporations to selected projects focused on vulnerable children and young adults in Uganda, India and Latvia.


Fund-raising auction for the benefit of Stockholms Stadsmission, in support of the homeless and disadvantaged in Stockholm.





© Frank af Petersens

2017 Congo-3077
2017 Congo-3151