Mads Greve at Festival della Fotografica Etica
Faculty teacher Mads Greve will visit Festival della Fotografica Etica in Italy this Saturday to do portfolio reviews. Friday Mads' agency Prospekt turns ten and at Teatro alle Vigne a screening of Prospekt works takes place among them Mads' Blind Date.
The festival has another DMJX connection as former student Lærke Posselt's 7th semester project Beautiful Child will be exhibited.
Two receptions on one day
Today, we're having two receptions at DMJX.
At 12.30 our Danish second terms students will launch their magazine with stories from the Danish island Lolland. The group of eigth students went together to the island called Lolland in the south of Denmark. Here they worked for one week making a story each. The eight individual stories are combined in a magazine called "Lollik".
The magazine Lollik is published online - click to read - and is also hanging on the walls in the aula at DMJX.
The eight students are: Emil Hougaard,Jonas Høholt, Victoria Mørck Madsen, Jens Welding Øllgaard, Casper Holmenlund, Ólafur Steinar Gestsson, Melissa Kühn Hjerrild and Rune Aaarestrup Pedersen.
The teachers at the magazine workshop have been: Mathilde Bech (photojournalism), Hanne Mølby Henriksen (journalism), Susse Sommer (layout) and Henrik Meller (layout).
At 13.00 our Danish third terms students will open their reportage exhibition with individual stories made during a four week reportage workshop. The nine students have travelled and worked individually to different places both in Denmark and abroad.
Poster for the third semester reportage exhibition.
The nine students are: Anders Rye Skjoldjensen, Katrine Marie Kragh, Mathias Løvgreen Boiesen, Mathias Svold Maagaard, Ulrik Hasemann, Philip Davali, Sara Gangsted Bertelsen and Mie Hee Christensen.
The teachers at the reportage workshop have been: Peter Hove (photojournalism) and Marcus Aggersbjerg (journalism).
Russian Master Class book launch
On Wednesday the 1st of October the book "Next Door" was launched at a reception in St. Peterburg, Russia.
Mads Nissen speaking about the project at the reception in St. Petersburg. Picture by Anders Lange.
A spread from the book "Next Door". Picture by Anders Lange.
"Next Door" is the result of a master class for 12 northwest-Russian photographers - the workshop was carried through in both Denmark and Russia during 2012-2013. The theme for the master class workshop was "Neighboourship. The teachers were Mads Nissen, Kent Klich and Søren Pagter.
Mads Nissen together with three of the female Russian participants from the master class. Picture by Anders Lange.
"Next Door" is both a book and an exhibition. At the book launch the pictures were exhibited for the first time. The plan is, that the exhibition will tour aorund North-west Russia and hopefully also in the Nordic countries.
From the "Next Door" exhibition. Picture by Anders Lange.
The master class was initiated and financed by the Nordic Journalist Centre. Read more at their website.
The book is both in Russian and English and will soon be available for order at the publishing house Ajour.
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.