When the current 6th semester students were sent to internship they formed a photocollective called Skagerak to share their work during the internship.
By now it has turned into a site with stories and a blog with photos from daily assigmnents. Check it out, it's worth spending some time there.
Find Skagerak here.
"This week, Kayla, Demetrius, Matt and I spent the week at the Missouri Photo Workshop in Platte City, Missouri. The three of them were participating in the workshop, I was working on my personal project. At the end of the week, to celebrate completed projects and a week of hard work, other American DMJX alumni from nearby areas came out to visit" Felix von der Osten writes in a mail.
"We thought it would be great to do a DMJX-Group picture. Being at DMJX means family ;)" he says, and of course he is right.
From left to right:
Demetrius Freeman (photo 2 2013), Pinar (sneaked into the picture), Katie Currid (photo 1 2011), Matthew Busch (photo 2 2013), Megan May (photo 1+2 2013/14), Kayla Kauffman (photo 1+2 2013/14), Sarah Hoffman (photo 1 2012), Felix von der Osten (photo 1+2 2014), Lizz Cardwell (photo 1 2013).
Former Student Lærke Posselt Recieves Royal Award
This weekend former student Lærke Posselt recieved Stjernedrysprisen awarded by the Crownprince and Crownprincess of Denmark.
The award show was broadcasted live at DR1. You can see the show here. Lærke is on at around 16:00 (in Danish).
Laetitia Vancon in l'Oeil de la Photographie
Simon Skipper presented on Skip a Heartbeat
Simon Skipper is interviewed and presented for the fashion blog Skip a Heartbeat. The blog has started a new category on their website called career talk, where they interview different artists. Simon Skipper is the first to be presented in this category on the webiste.
Simon Skipper is currently doing his internship at Berlingske.
Lærke Posselt receives royal acknowledgement
This morning it was announced that Lærke Posselt is one out of two young Danish artists to receive HM crown prince Frederik and princess Mary's talent prize called "Stjernedrysprisen" (the Stardust Prize).
The prize is handed out each year to acknowledge young emerging talents among Danish artists.
From the story Beautiful Child by Lærke Posselt.
Lærke Posselt receives the prize beacuse of "her ability to tell stories from a reality, which can seem even more fictional than the real world - and for her ability to create strong visual story telling, which people remember in a time of a constant and fast news flow, where the stories are often forgotten again".
The committee behind the prize especially mentions Lærke Posselt's project Beautiful Child, which she made during her 7th semester at DMJX.
From the story Beautiful Child by Lærke Posselt.
From DMJX we congratulate Lærke, who deserves this acknowledgement. We're also extremely happy and proud for this recognition of our photojournalism programme.
The official prize ceremony will take place on Saturday the 27th of September in Aalborg and it will be live transmitted in the Danish national broadcasting television station, DR. At their website you can also read the news about the talent prize.
Lærke Posselt has previously won several prizes with her story Beautiful Child. Just like she won first prize in the portrait category at World Press Photo in 2012. Lærke Posselt graduated her BA from DMJX in 2013.
Camille Lepage book funds new award
Photojournalist Camille Lepage was tragically killed on the 13th of May this year while reporting from the Central African Republic in May this year.
At this year's Visa pour l'Image her agencies, Polaris and Hans Lucas released a book with some of the pictures, Camille made while covering the conflict in CAR.
The book can be bought for only 10 EUR and the money are used to fund a new award in the name of Camille Lepage. The award will be handed out at next year's Visa pour l'Image.
You can support this new award by ordering the book at this website.
Camille Lepage studied journalism at DMJX back in 2011 - and she had just been accepted for our international photo2 programme, when she tragically died in May. Here's the post, I wrote back then.
Two "old" DMJX projects published again
Lærke Posselt is going to exhibit her project Beautiful Child at the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi, Italy. Lærke did the story at her 7th semester project in 2011. Lærke Posselt graduated in 2013.
From the project Beautiful Child by Lærke Posselt.
Mette Frandsens project Sin City is published on a Hungarian website. Mette graduated her BA in 2011 with this story from Las Vegas. She won the Scanpix award for the best photojournalistic BA-project. Mette has continued her work on the story after her graduation.
From the project Sin City by Mette Frandsen.
A few weeks ago, Emanuele Camerini was testing his newly bought used Polaroid camera and Impossible Project film before starting his Visual Project.
He made this group picture at an Indian restaurant, where the Danish 8th term students and the photo2 students had a welcome dinner together with Kent Klich and Søren Pagter.
Photo by Emanuele Camerini.
DMJX students at Visa pour l'Image
The annual Visa pour L'image ended today and two international DMJX-students and their projects were a part of the festival.
From the story "My Home, My Prison". Picture by Laetitia Vancon.
Laetitia Vancon was selected as a "Coup de Coeur" at Visa pour l'image by Association Nationale des Iconographes. Laetitia was selected due to her story "My Home, My prison", which she made as her final diploma project at DMJX this spring. The story is about a family which is trapped inside their own home due to a blood fight.
From the story "One in Eight Hundred". Picture by Mario Wezel.
Mario Wezel was exhibiting in the Off Festival, which is a part of the non official exhibtions in Perpigan during the Visa Pour l'Image. Mario exhibited his project "One in Eight Hundred" about Emmy, who suffers from Down's Syndrome and her family.