The Internet Warriors

PhotographerKyrre Lien
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyVisual Curry
City/CountryOslo, Norway
Photo Datemarch 2017
Entry Description

Who are the people that get so angry online? Meet the internet warriors, in their own homes. Why do so many of them choose to harass people, threaten people, and stretch the freedom of speech to its limits? More than a third of us participate in online debates, according to research done by Pew Research Centre. During the past three years, the photographer has met some of the most active online commenters across the world. From the fjords in Norway, to the U.S. desert, a boat in Denmark and an apartment in Lebanon. Meet The Internet Warriors – in their own cave.

About Photographer

Kyrre Lien is a documentarist living in Oslo, Norway. Named by Forbes as one of 30 young media entrepreneurs defining news and content in 2017, he has received numerous awards, including Picture of the Year in Norway in 2014