Tori A Tollefsen was born, raised and lives in Oslo. She is a former nurse and has studied pedagogic and visual communication. Tori is a member of the Oslo Camera Club (OKK) and has participated in several photo courses in OKK with Terje Skårer and at the University of Norway with Olav Erik Storm. She has attended workshops with Stina Durell, Thom Ulvær, Terje Skåre, Thor Arne Hauer, Arnfinn Johnsen, Olav Erik Storm and Nina Rangøy.
In 2017 she has followed a mentor program with Elisabeth Nordeng Aanes and developed a personal photo project; "The mother's path to the truth", which was exhibited at the Cyan Gallery in February 2018. Directed by OKK, she has attended several juried exhibitions.
Through her photographs, she wants to communicate the vulnerability of life. Reflections on why we are born, live and die. Life's contrast between light and darkness and spirit and matter, where the matter is a means of giving warmth, light and love. These are contrasts she has come close to through her profession as a nurse.