S1 E07 I The globe-trotting travel photographer who opened her heart to Stockholm

Nigerian-born Lola Akinmade Åkerström spent her childhood obsessed with maps and art, but ended up working as a computer programmer in the US.

Then a Swedish guy she met online changed her life and set her on a road towards becoming an award-winning travel photographer. Now based in Stockholm, her work has appeared in publications including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, The Lonely Planet and The New York Times.

In this episode she captures the passions and challenges that shape her life in the Swedish capital.

Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future.

Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The Stockholmer Podcast

Meet the most inspiring and innovative people living in Sweden's capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and health scenes, to sound out the entrepreneurs and creatives who are making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around 15 minutes.

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