DMJX in the German Photonews
In the newest edition of the German magazine "Photonews" Bill Kouwenhoven reports greatly about our photojournalism programme.
Spread from the latest edition of Photonews. Picture by Fabian Fiechter.
Thanks to Fabian Ficehter for the pictures from the daily life at the school and to the students, who have participated with comments and examples of their projects.
Moments from today's receptions
Malene Anthony Nielsen is hanging up her pictures
with some help from Tobias Nicolai Kvist Larsen.
Third term Danish students.
Second term danish students together with on of the teachers, Susse Sommer.
Two student exhibitions open today
Today, both our second term and our third term Danish students will launch their recent projects at two receptions at school.
Front cover of the magazine made by the Danish second term students.
The second term students have all been in the south of Jutland, Denmark where they have made individual stories for a mutual magazine.
The magazine is called ”mojn” and consists of eight individual stories from Mojn-land - Mojn is the local dialect for the Danish word "hej", which means hi or hello.
The magazine is both available online and will be exhibited in the front hall at DMJX in Aarhus.
Picture from Malene Anthony Nielsen's reportage story from a birth clinic in Uganda.
The third term students have worked on reportage stories from all over the world.
The eight students have been to Vietnam, Kirgisitan, Ukraine, Ireland, Uganda, Greece, Kosovo and Jamaica. Their reportage series and articles can be seen as an exhibition in the front hall at DMJX.
The thrid term students will apply for internship in the following weeks.
Conference on safety in conflict areas
Thursday afternoon more than 140 students at DMJX participated in a small conference on safety when working in war zones and disaster areas.
The school's auditorium was full of interested students for the safety conference Thursday afternoon. Danish and international photojournalists from all semesters participated. Picture by Cæciliie Vibe Pedersen.
At the conference photojournalist Peter Hove from Politiken talked about the lessons he had learned working in conflict areas for more than ten years - and the price he has paid not being able to work like that right now.
Another speaker was journalist Puk Damsgaard from Danmarks Radio. Based on one bombing incident, she had experienced, Puk gave practical advices on how to prepare oneself when working in a conflict area.
"The right equipment is important", Peter Hove is showing his booths, which he always wears for assignments abroad - well even in Denmark. Puk Damsgaard to the right. Picture by Cæciliie Vibe Pedersen.
Ole Egeberg Mikkelsen from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs talked about how the ministery and it's serivces can be of help before journalists consider going to a conflict areas.
Ole Egeberg Mikkelsen talking about the things one should consider and research before going to work in conflict zones.
Picture by Cæciliie Vibe Pedersen.
A lot of our students are extremely busy this week finishing each of their projects. So there's a lot of activity at the school.
The second term students are wokring on their magazine with stories from the border area between Denmark and Germany.
Second term students working in the computer room with both text and pictures for their magazine.
Picture by Søren Pagter.
The third term students are woriking on their individual reportages, which includes stories from all over the world; Uganda, Kirgisistan, Ireland, Jamaica, Ukraine, Vietnam, Kosovo and Greece.
Third term students editing one of the reportage stories for their exhibition. Picture by Søren Pagter.
The two groups of students will show their work at each their exhibition at 1pm on Friday the 9th of October in the front hall of the school.
Yeah, one more story is ready. Tobias and Malene posing in front of Ida's final edit. Picture by Ida Guldbæk Arentsen.
Finally, our Danish 8th term and International photo2 students had their deadline today. They handed in their Visual Projects this morning after (for some of them) a long night's work. Tomorrow, they begin a workshop with Alixandra Fazzina from Noor to prepare them for their final BA/Diploma projects.
Simon Fals sleeping in the children's room of a colleague, where he's staying while studying in Aarhus.
Simon fell a sleep straight after he came home from school.
Mads Greve and Søren Pagter at WPP meeting
The World Press Photo exhibition opened yesterday at Politiken with speeches by World Press winner, Mads Nissen and director of Word Press Photo, Lars Boering.
In these months the staff from World Press Photo travels around the world to present and discuss their ideas for both the competition and for the whole World Press Photo foundation.
Lars Boering (right), director of World Press Photo, presenting the draft for the new rules in the competition. Picture by Thomas Borberg.
While in Copenhagen, the director Lars Boering had invited a selection of photographers, picture editors and teachers to debate the future of photojournalism and how World Press Photo can influence the photojournalistic media.
20 people were invited to the meeting with World Press Photo. Picture by Thomas Borberg.
Mads Greve and Søren Pagter were among the people invited for the debate, which focussed on manipulation both within the use of post production and manipulation made by wrong context and by arranging pictures.
As a part of the meeting Lars Boering presented a draft to the new rules for the World Press Photo competition, just like he presented "the state of news photography" - a research the organization has made together with David Campbell.
Barbara Leolini's "Echoes" on Sideluck Editorial
Barbara Leolini's story "Echoes" about believing in the supernatural and about ghost hunters in Italy has been made into a small multimedia production.
Picture from the project "Echoes" made by Barbara Leolini.
This new version of Barbara's final diploma project can now be seen on the website Sideluck Editorial together with a short interview with Barbara.
Spread from the Witty magazine showing Barbara Leolini's project "Echoes"
"Echoes" are also published in the current edition (no. 5) of Witty Magazine.
Barbara made "Echoes" in the spring 2015 while studying at DMJX.
DMJX mentioned in one mio copy Chinese newspaper
Photojournalist Thomas Nielsen, who's a former student, a guest lecturer at DMJX and a member of our group of examinators has been in Hangzhou, China to do a workshop for Chinese photographers.
As a part of his visit Thomas was interviewed for the Hangzhou newspaper, The City Express - a paper, which has a circulation of one millions copies a day and, which has a special photography website called KPKP.
In the interview Thomas talks both about his own photography, his education at DMJX and about Dabnish photography in general.
You can see the article in Chinese here.
And read an ok translated version of the long interview here.
Emanuele Camerini will exhibit at Photo Kathmandu
Emanuele Camerini's story "The Twelfth Night" has been selected to be exhibited at Photo Kathmandu from the 3rd till the 9th of November.
Picture from Emanuele's story about the legend of the seal woman.
Emanule made his story as his final diploma project at DMJX in the fall 2014.
Photo Kathmandu is a brand new photo festival in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The festival is organized by PhotoCircle, an independant organisation, which has been co-operating with DMJX since 2010.
Søren Pagter will participate in Photo Kathmandu - he will do a lecture about the photojournalism education in Denmark and he will give port folio reviews at the festival.
Mads Greve mentor at Arhus Independent Pixels
Aarhus Independent Pixels is a new Nordic short film- and photography festival. The festival is located in the heart of Aarhus, Denmark and its mission is to promote independent artists up to 30 years old from the Nordic countries.
Mads Greve has been asked to be one of the mentors at the 2015 edition and help to develop five young talents, and Mads is also doing portfolio reviews Friday October 16 at 12.00.
The festival takes place from October 16 to 18 and former students Lærke Posselt and Mads Nissen will exhibit.
Find the fesitval's site here.
Program for the festival's events here.