Only a week after the tsunami disaster Roger Schederin was on location at Phi-Phi Islands, one of the most severely tsunami-stricken islands. The pictures he caught are terrifying and upsetting. But there is also the hope and the eternal belief that there is a future, i spite of the horrible effects of the tsunami.

Some of the pictures are published in the book Phi-Phi Islands - a paradise lost. The book is a project i collaboration with the Phi-Phi Islands foundation and Roger Schederin is one of three picture editors from the picture agency Kontintent Publishing.

Pictures from Phi-Phi


Exhibition - Kvarnen

24 hours at the pub

The pictures from the pub are taken at Restaurant Kvarnen, Stockholm Southside The exhibition contains of 24 pictures portraying 24 hours at one of Stockholm's oldest restaurants. When the night staff leaves, the cleaners come and the are followed by the cooks preparing the days lunch and so on. The pictures were taken in stages during every hour of the day. At the longest, Roger stayed at Kvarnen for 15 hours at an end.

See the pictures from Kvarnen.

24 hours at the pub
To a news and feature photographer, like Roger Schederin, there is no night or day. Despite the fact that the clock runs his life to a high degree. Things happen at all times of the day and when they aren't it's all about waiting for it to happen. Endurance is a keyword. Rather like life in the restaurant business, where the day never ends either.

Roger Schedein, born 1958 as the fifth generation of a Stockholm family, is a freelance photographer, working for dailies and magazines. He has a passion for cars and has shot thousands of cars for Teknikens Värld. That's where I work. I once drove 250 laps in a roundabout before he felt that the had the shots he wanted. We have raced each other in 24-hour races. I have gotten out of bed in the middle of the night because of him. And I have fallen asleep over my breakfast when he's caught the first daylight. Most of the time I have known Roger as a director of reality. The pictures from the restaurant are not directed, just registered. A sober eye during many and long sessions at the restaurant, he has been working with this exhibition for a year. Perhaps not all of the time, but still 24 hours a day. Just like the people at the pub. A race that never stops.
Dag E Hogsten

24 hours at the pub

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The exhibition Fans and Tifo - a movement in time
7:th of December 2002 to 2:nd of February 2003, Stockholm Culture House

The exhibition shows images of tifo - a growing sports spectator movement. Tifo, which started in Italy, has in the past few years become more and more noticeable at the Swedish stands and has created a new dimension. Passive spectators have transformed into active fans, with flags, banners, confetti, smoke and fire adding to the experience to a game With the amazing commitment, today's fans have become almost as important to football as the actual game on the field. The exhibition contains pictures of fans celebrating ther Stockholm teams and also some very intense moments från other countries. The word Tifo originates from the Italian word tifosi which means fanatical follower. Tifo has now grown into a broader meaning, spanning all organized activities around a game, such as fire, flags, paper and coordinated colours. The pictures of the swedish fans were taken by the newspaper Sportbladets photographers.

Local football game between AIK och Djurgården at Råsunda fotball stadium. This is a close to Brazil you will ever get in Sweden. The picture was published in Sportbladet (Aftonbladet) and in the yearbook of the Swedish Football federation.