Jan Töve (b. 1958) is a photographer and writer based in Hökerum, West Sweden.
His photography is based on the landscape in the broadest sense where people, environment and society are commented on or included. Jan usually works thematically with various projects, which revolve around issues of our contemporary existence and how, and in what way, we interact with our surroundings, each other and how it is expressed.
Jan started taking photographs in his early teens and, after completing his compulsory schooling, was apprenticed to a portrait photographer. In 1982, he enrolled at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts to train as a film cameraman, but he dropped out in favor of teacher training, graduating in 1986 from the school of education at Jönköping University. Since the 1990s he has been active a full-time freelance photographer alongside his own projects.
Since his debut in 1996, he has published numerous books. Grusväg/Gravel road is the latest in a series that follows Night Light (Self-published, 2020), Faraway Nearby (Hatje Catz, 2017), Silent Landscape (Nya Vyer, 2012) and Riverside (Nya Vyer, 2007).
Over the years, Jan has received numerous awards and has exhibited in numerous museums both in Sweden and abroad.
Biographic data for Jan Töve, plus a list of his published works, can be found under the cv and book meny.