Jan Töve (b. 1958) is a photographer and writer based in Hökerum, West Sweden.
His photography is based on the landscape in a wide sense, where human, environment and society are commented on or included in one way or another. His images are personal interpretations and views of reality. He sees himself as a photographer on a walk in a border land between different conditions that do not rarely contrast each other. He 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.
He has been a full-time photographer since 1994.
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.