Joop Swart Masterclass nominees
Today the nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass organized by the World Press Photo were published. Among 142 young photographers nominated 12 will be selected for the masterclass that will take place in Amsterdam in November.
Among the nominees are Magnus Holm, currently at our 8. semester. But also a group of former students are between the nominees. They are Tobias Nørgaard Pedersen, Stefano Carini, Matthew Abbot, Julia Lindemalm, Jonas Opperskalski, Ilaria Di Biagio, Henrik Malmström, Arko Datto and Ahmed Hayman.
Jasper Bastian finalist in Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award
Jasper Bastian's story Across The River is among the 20 finalists of this year's Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award.
In his story Jasper Bastian portrays the people who live on each side of the Ibar River in the divided town of Mitrovica.
You can read and see more about the projct at this facebook-site.
The Ibar river in Mitrovica. Picture by Jasper Bastian
Jasper Bastian did the story as his final Diploma project at DMJX in the fall 2013.
The winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Awards will be announced in May.
Special edition t-shirts for open house
The third term students have made special designed t-shirts for the open house today.
Mads Greve and Søren Pagter by Simon Skipper.
The students signed the official t-shirts for themselves, Mads Greve and Søren Pagter.
The open house at DMJX started at 5pm today and runs till 8pm. The guests can meet the students, try some workshop, learn about the admission test and hear lectures about the different programmes.
Jen Tse - award of excellence and internship at Noor
In 2011, Jen Tse made a story about Mihaela Jordan, 31, who've grown up in the sewers in Bucharest, Romania.
We've earlier written that Jen's story has been published in Vice Magazine and in Die Welt Kompakt (printed eidtion).
Now, the layout of Jen's story from Die Welt Kompkat has won Award of Excellence at The Society of News Design.
Jen Tse, an international student from Canada, made the story during her reportage workshop when finishing our international photo 1 programme in the autumn 2011.
Jen Tse continued to study at our photo 2 programme and she decided to finish her final diploma project later. Jen has just started an internship at Noor Images in Amsterdam.
Mario Wezel - is "pictures of the week" in the Guardian
Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Mario Wezel's story One in Eight Hundred.
Emmy, five, was born with Down’s syndrome in Denmark. Picture by Mario Wezel.
Mario Wezel has been shortlistet for the Sony Wolrd Photography Award, been selected as one of the five winners of the German Canon Profifoto Förderpreis and he has been published in both the Frensh 6mois magazine and CNN online - all with due to this story.
Mario made the story as his final diploma project in the spring 2013.
Arianna Sanesi in FK Magazine
Arianna Sanesi, Italian student, graduated in summer 2013 with her project Dispersal - an investegative story following the tracks of a lonely wolf in the North Italian Woods.
Picture by Arianna Sanesi.
Arianna's story can now be seen in the Latvian FK Magazine - both in English and Latvian.
Sophia Lydolph's exam project in Information
Last year Sophia Lydolph made her first year exam project about Thomas, who is obsessed with his food, weight and looks - And who suffers from anorexia.
Today, the newspaper Information spent three pages to publish Sophia's story.
Sophia Lydolph is currently doing her third semester and will begin her internship after the summer break.
Tor Birk Trads selected for WPO Student Focus
Tor Birk Trads, who's currently interning at Information, has been selected for the Sony World Photography Student Focus.
Jens has ADHD. Picture by Tor Birk Trads.
Each year the World Photography Organisation invites 230 photography schools from all over the world to participate in their Student Focus Competition. Each of the 230 schools submits one picture made by one of their students. This year Tor Birk Trads participated on behalf of DMJX with his portrait of Jens. The portrait is a part of a series of portraits of kids with special needs. The topic of this year's submissions was "Tomorrow’s News”.
This morning, the jury announced the ten winning students and Tor Birk Trads was one of them. It's the fourth time a DMJX student is selected for the Student Focus Award.
As one of the ten finalist for the Student Focus Award Tor Birk Trads wins a Sony a7 camera with which he's going to fulfill the next step of the competition: All ten finalist must within the next couple of weeks make a series of images - the topic is "self-portraits".
The jury will select one winner among the submissions from the ten finalists. The winner wil be announced at the award ceremony on the 30th of April in London. The winning school will receive Sony equipment of a value of 35,000 EUR to be used at the winning school.
The submissions from all ten finalist will be exhibited at the Somerset House from the 1st till the 18th of May - together with all the other winners of Sony World Photography Awards.
Being a finalist, Tor Brik Trads and tutor Mads Greve are invited to particpate in the award ceremony and the award days in London.
Søren Pagter interviewed about WPP ethics
The magazine Journalisten has interviewed Søren Pagter about the fact that eight percent of the pictures at World Press Photo was disqualified due to digital manipulation.
The article is available online here.
You can read an interview with Head of the WPP jury, Gary Knight at BJP online.
Morten Germund wins at POYi
Morten Germund has won an Award of Excellence in the category: Feature Picture Story at POYi. Morten Germund won with his story Love, Lost Love - a story about his grandfather who struggles with loneliness after becomming a widower after 60 years of marriage.
Picture by Morten Germund
With this story, Morten Gemrund also won a bronze medal at CPOY in the autumn 2013.
Morten Germund began the story when he was doing his 8th semester at DMJX - He graduated in January 2013.
These weeks you can follow the live streaming of judging at the POYi from Columbia. Missouri, USA.