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DMJX students selected for Joop Swart Masterclass

DMJX students Heba Khamis (Egypt) and Rebecka Uhlin (Sweden) are among the 12 young photographers, who are selected for this year's Joop Swart Masterclass organized by World Press Photo.


Heba Khamis' selected port folio consisted of her story "Banned Beauty",

which will also be a part of our 25 years' anniversary exhibition in June.


187 photographers from 68 countries were nominated for the master class - and out of these 187 were nine DMJX students, as we have wrote in an earlier post. A jury of seven people from the business selected the 12 to participate in the prestigious workshop.


Another DMJX student, Marie Hald (Denmark) is among the two runner-ups for the master class. The runner-ups will join the workshop if any of the other photographers can not participate - and the runner ups will automatically be nominated for next year's master class.

Greve and Pagter on roundtrip in the US

Mads Greve and Søren Pagter are on a study trip visiting three different schools in the US this week.


Søren Pagter giving a morning lecture for the photojournalist students at Missouri University. Photo by Mads Greve.


First stop is Missouri University, where Greve and Pagter gave a lecture about the DMJX photojournalism programmes this Monday morning.


During the day Greve and Pagter will participate in different photojournalism classes at Missouri University.


Wednesday, the two faculty teachers will visit Syracuse University and at the end of the week they'll be at ICP in New York.

Mark the date: 25 years' anniversary on the 2nd of June 2017


There has been a small change in the date for our 25 years' anniversary. Both the official opening of the anniversary exhibition and the party will be held on


Friday the 2nd of June


The 25 years' anniversary exhibition will open at 4 pm on Friday the 2nd of June.


The exhibition is a part of the Copenhagen Photo Festival and will consist of five still picture projects and five video documentaries. All of it will be arranged in a container village at the Photo Festival, which will be held at Nyborggade, Østerbro in Copenhagen.


The video documentaries, which will be screened are:


Crazy about food
by Nanna Navntoft, Sille Veilmark and Benjamin Nørskov (DK)


The Egostripper
by Katrine Marie Kragh and Anders Rye Skjoldjensen (DK)


Tænder du på mig
by Olafur Steinar Gestsson and Jens Welding Øllgaard (DK)


Alone Together
by Riina Rinne (Finland)


The Letter
by Anne Bæk and Morten Lau-Nielsen (DK)



The still picture projects, which will be exhibited are:


Banned Beauty
by Heba Khamis (Egypt)


Damage is Done
by Ella Kiviniemi (Finland)


The Wild Within
by Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold (DK)


The Neglected
by Mikkel Hørlyck (DK)


Narko Stop
by Evgeny Makarov (Germany/Russia)


The party will be held at 7 pm for invited guests like former and present DMJX photojournalist students plus friends of the education.


For both events we'll soon make Facebook events and start inviting people.


We're looking forward to seeing both former and present students plus a lot of other guests for these two events so please put the date in your calenders already now.

Mads Claus Rasmussen's first year project in DR online

Mads Claus Rasmussen's first year project about the war veteran Torsten Elkjær Andersen, who suffers from PTSD is published  at DR online today.


Portrait of the 45-year old war veteran Torsten Elkjær Andersen, who is fighting every day to get his PTSD acknowledged. Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen.


The national Danish broadcasting station, DR,  is running a series of stories about war veterans and the aftermath of Denmark's participation in wars in the recent years. Mads Claus Rasmussen's story is a part of this series.

Magazine lauch today at 2 pm

Our international Photo 1 stduents have just received the printed copies of their magazine "Heimat".


The front cover of Photo 1 students magazine Heimat. Click to watch what's inside.


Today, at 2pm we're celebrating the launch of the magazine with a small reception in the front hall of DMJX.


The magazine can already now be seen and read online by clicking the thumb nail in the bottom of this article.

The students behind the magazine are:
Lukas Kreibig (Germany)
Giulia Frigieri (Italy)
Jennifer Riis Gotrik (USA)
Nicholas Pfosi (USA)
Kristina Steiner (Germany)
Klara Zamourilova (Czech Republic)
Ebrahim Elmoly (Egypt)
Christine Simon (Germany)
Capucine Chandon (France)
Kaveer Rai (India)

The teachers at the workshop have been:
Jesper Voldgaard (photojournalism)
Lone Theils (written journalism)
Lars Nørkjær Bai (layout)

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Ulrik Hasemann wins Informations Fotopris

Final year student Ulrik Hasemann was awarded Informations Fotopris yesterday.


The Jungle in Calais. One of the pictures from Ulrik Hasemann's prize winning portfolio. Photo by: Ulrik Hasemann.


Ulrik Hasemann has been interning at Information and the jury writes among other things in their statement for the prize: Ulrik Hasemann photographs with great repspect for the people, whom he is telling about.

Second prize went to Nanna Navntoft and third prize to Anders Rye Skjoldjensen. Both interns from Politiken.

The jury members were thhre Danish freelance photographers Sara Galibiati, Joachim Adrian and Daniel Hjorth.

Informations fotopris is given to a photojournalist student for his or hers extraordinary work during work during internship. The prize acknowledges both the stories and the daily work done during the student's internship. The prize is initiated by the daily Information and sponsored by Canon.

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Final days of Nordic/Russian master class

In the past three days DMJX faculty teacher, Mads Greve and photographer at Politiken, Mads Nissen have worked with a group of 16 Nordic and Russian photographers at the master class "Next to Me".


Evgeny Makarov (Russia), Kyrre Lien (Norway) and Yaroslava Tarasova (Russia) are editing a story about how Russian's live. Photo by Mads Greve.


The three days have been the final step of a master class, which started in the fall 2016. During the last days the participants have edited their individual stories under supervision of the two teachers.


The 16 stories from Northwest Russia and the Nordic countries will be published later this year.


Sofia Busk from Denmark discussing a layout with some of the other participants. Phot by Mads Greve.


The participants at the workshop have been:

Christian Belgaux, NORWAY
Elena Mikhailova, RUSSIA
Evgeny Makarov, RUSSIA
Frederik Lerneryd, SWEDEN
Mary Gelman, RUSSIA
Katinka Hustad, NORWAY
Ksenia Ivanova, RUSSIA
Kyrre Lien, NORWAY
Lisa Morgenstern, FINLAND
Pavel Volkov, RUSSIA
Sofia Busk, DENMARK
Sofie Amalie Klougart, DENMARK
Svetlana Bulatova, RUSSIA
Tor Birk Trads, DENMARK
Vera Filippova, RUSSIA
Yaroslava Tarasova, RUSSIA


The master class workshop is initiated and funded by by The Nordic Journalist Centre and financed by the The Nordic Council of Ministers.


Mary Gelman (Russia), Evgeny Makarov (Russia), Yaroslava Tarasova (Russia), Lisa Morgenstern (Finland) and Christia Belgaux (Norway) at  a dinner after the first day of work. Photo by Mads Greve.

Doc films selected for 25 years anniversary exhibition

We're happy to announce that we have selected the video documentaries, which will be screened at the 25 years' anniversary exhibition in June this year.


The five chosen short documentaries are:


Crazy about food
by Nanna Navntoft, Sille Veilmark and Benjamin Nørskov.


The Egostripper
by Katrine Marie Kragh and Anders Rye Skjoldjensen.


Tænder du på mig
by Olafur Steinar Gestsson and Jens Welding Øllgaard


Alone together
by Riina Rinne (Finland)


The Letter
by Anne Bæk and Morten Lau-Nielsen


Our regular video doc teachers, Poul Madsen and Henrik Kastenskov, have together with Mads Greve and Søren Pagter selected the films.


The short documentaries will be shown in a cinema set up at the exhibition.

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Findings in the final year students' class room

Last week our final year students ended the teaching preparing them for their final BA/Diploma projects - and this week they have all left to do their stories.


While cleaning up in their class room we found all their name signs, which they had decorated while having classes.


We're sharing details of these small art pieces and wish our students good luck with their work the next couple of months.


Rising Talent grant for students

DMJX-students trying out Olympus equipment. Photo by Søren Pagter.


Last week Olympus representatives visited the school to present the brands new student grant and a selection of Olympus equipment.


In the future DMJX students can apply for the Rising Talent grant twice a year. Based on the applications Olympus will choose one student, who will get financial support for his or hers travel expenses when doing a school project. In order to get the grant the student must use Olympus equipment for the project. The selected student will borrow the needed equipment from Olympus.


The first application deadline will be the 1st of May and all DMJX photojournalist students can apply.

Read about and apply for the grant here.

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