Born in Germany and raised in the United States, Sven Martson received his BA from Syracuse University in 1970. Subsequent studies led to an interest in documentary style photography. In 1972 he met Walker Evans and worked under his direction, making prints from Evans’ negatives. After Evans’ death, Martson continued to print for the Evans estate.
An established editorial photographer, he serves a wide range of independent educational institutions throughout the United States.
Over the past thirty years he has traveled extensively, producing an impressive body of personal work. He has exhibited in the United States and Europe. His work appears in a wide variety of publications.
He is currently represented by the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven CT.