Photographic Workshop in Havana, Cuba with Alex and Rebecca Webb 2012BA, Arts and Photography, Robert Meyer College of Art, Oslo 2004-20085 Photographic workshops 1995-1999Research education microbiology, Oslo 1985-1986Homeopathy, Oslo 1980-1984Dentistry, Oslo 1974-1979Pål Hermansen has since 1971 worked as a freelance photographer, artist and writer.Books: Since 1985 he has published 32 books (on nature, photography and art.Included in the NHM/BBC-book Masters of Nature Photography (2013) as one of ten world-leading contemporary photographers in the field of nature. Images have been published internationally by media as National Geographic Magazine, GEO (GEO Magazine /Special/ Saison/ GEOLino /GEO books/GEO Gesundheit)), Conde Nast Traveler, Stern, Orion Magazine, USA, Welt Am Sonntag, The Sunday Times, New York Times, The Observer, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Sierra Club Magazine, L’Illustre (Switzerland), BBC Wildlife Magazine, Digital Camera, Outdoor Photography (UK), Hasselblad Forum, Terre Sauvage, Bell´Europa, Focus (Italy, Greece), Altair, TravelHoliday, Camera Natura, Self Realization Fellowship calendar, CD covers etc. The photography has also been presented by photography and art magazines in Norway,Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Japan and China. Images are represented internationally by Getty Images (www.gettyimages.com), Photoshot/NHPA (www.nhpa.co.uk) Steve Bloom Images (www.stevebloom.com) and Nature Picture Library NPL (www.naturepl.com). In Scandinavia a large selection of images is supplied by NTB-Scanpix (www.ntb.no). Membership Member of Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF), The Norwegian Fine Art Photographers´Association and member of the board and honorary member of Norske Naturfotografer/(NN) – Norwegian Nature Photographers´Association. Miscellaneous: Multivision shows and lectures in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, UK, Lithuania andSpain, leader of many photographical workshops in Norway and abroad, contributed toseveral radio and TV-programs. Member of the jury of the international environmental photographic competitionhosted by Friends of the Earth International 2006, and the Russian Press Photocompetition 2006/7. Member of the finalist jury Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition, and continuous head of the jury of the Nordic NaturePhoto Contest (NNPC) from 2011. Member of the finalist jury BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year 2014 and GDT European Nature Photographer of the Year 2014. Leader of the Programme Committee of the annual Norwegian Nature Photography Festival. Speaker at WildPhotos 2007 and 2013 (BBC/Wildlife Photographer of the Year), London, the international Nordic Light Photography festival, Kristiansund, Norway 2009 and 2012, Photo festival Vilnius, Lithuania 2010, AEFONA-congress Sevilla, Spain 2011, GDT Festival Lünen 2002 and 2013, Lofoten Internationial Photo Festival 2013, Norway, Exodus Festival, Oviedo, Spain 2014, Spain Art, Salamanca, Spain 2014, Norwegian Nature Photography Festival 2014 and 2016 Part of the Wild Wonders of Europe Project (www.wildwondersofeurope.com) Artist in Residence on Arctic and Antarctic voyages (Quark expeditions, Hurtigruten,PolarQuest).