PEACE AT WORK - Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center


  1. Photo: Nobel Peace Center
  2. Photo: Paolo Pellegrin / Nobel Peace Center
  3. Photo: Sara Johannessen/ Nobel Peace Center
  4. Photo: Espen Rasmussen / Nobel Peace Center
  5. Photo: Pete Souza / The White House
  6. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / Nobel Peace Center
  7. Photo: Heiko Junge / Nobel Peace Center
  8. Photo: Sara Johannessen / Nobel Peace Center
  9. Photo: Sara Johannessen / Nobel Peace Center
  10. Photo: Johannes Granseth/ Nobel Peace Center


29 Aug 2018–02 Sept 2018

On the second Friday in October every year, the eyes of the world turn to Oslo. As the Nobel Peace Prize is announced at the Nobel Institute, preparations for the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition are kicked off. This has been the tradition since the very first Nobel Peace Prize exhibition was launched at the Nobel Peace Center in 2005.

As soon as a new laureate is announced, he or she is asked to participate in a photo series by an internationally renowned photographer commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center. When the laureate opens the exhibition only eight weeks later, these images are at the core, presenting the laureate’s work.

The photographers’ ability to capture both public and private moments has given us photos of Al Gore balancing a long stick on his nose, Tawakkol Karman playing with her children, and an OPCW weapons inspector carefully putting on his protective suit. This is what peace looks like.

The exhibition Peace at Work shows highlights from all Peace Prize Exhibitions, from 2005 to 2016, and has been shown at The Nobel Peace Center, Union Scene in Drammen and Telenor Arena.