Mette Tronvoll – Norway

Photographer Mette Tronvoll, born 1965 in Trondheim, Norway, is widely recognized for her works, in particular her perceptive and honest portraits and landscapes. Educated at Parsons School of Design in New York, she lived in New York and Berlin before moving to Oslo. Her works are in many private and public collections in Norway and abroad, including  The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway, The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Mette Tronvoll has been concerned about artists’ rights throughout her career, especially regarding photographic art.

“It costs a lot to make art, both emotionally and economically. Economic rights make it possible for artists to have a steady income from their work, and not only when an original artwork is sold for the first time. This revenue is an important part of my income and makes it possible for me to create new artworks. The resale right is an important source of income for artists, and besides, I think it is only fair that artists should gain from the increase in value of their works. Also, it gives me comfort to know that my son will be able to benefit from the resale of my works – income from my works will be his inheritance from me.”