Ann Christine Eek was born in 1948 in Falun. Between 1968 and 1971, she studied under Christer Strömholm at Fotoskolan in Stockholm, where she later became a teacher. Between 1975 and 2007, she made long trips to the former Yugoslavia and Albania, where she accompanied the Norwegian anthropologist Berit Backer to document the then isolated life in the villages and rural areas, an existence that changed radically after the war. More recently, she has photographed the Scandinavian countryside. Eek has worked as a freelance photographer and photo journalist since 1972, but has also been employed as a photographer at Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo.