Dan Jåma, b. 1953, is a filmmaker and still photographer living in Luleå, in northern Sweden. He grew up in a reindeer herder family in Norway. At the age of 23 he was employed at the Swedish National Television as a cinematographer. 19 years later he started to work as a freelance to be able to work with still photography and to direct his own films.
Jåma also work part time as a teacher in television journalism at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Kautokeino, Norway. Dan is since 2011 chairman at the South Sámi Museum in Snåsa, Saemien Sijte, Norway. He is multitasking between filming documentaries all over the world and working with book projects in Sápmi. Dan is represented in RiddoDuottarMuseat, The Sámi Museum in Karasjok.
Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson