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Terje Abusdal wins the Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Terje Abusdal at his artist's recidency in Amsterdam,

where he stayed in June this year.

Photo: Søren Pagter.


Terje Abusdal has won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his project Slash and Burn about the Forest Finns - farmers, who 400 years ago migrated from Finland to forrest area along the Norwegian and Swedish border.



A picture from Terje Abusdal's "Slash and Burn" project. Photo: Terje Abusdal.


Terje Abusdal began the project in the spring 2014 at DMJX, where the story was his final graduation project. Terje has continued to work on the project since.


With the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Terje Abusdal receives 25,000 Euros and a Leica M camera with a lens.

Heba Khamis in Newsweek


Heba Khamis' final Diploma project Banned Beauty is published in the recent edition of Newsweek. The story is also available at Newsweek online.


Banned Beauty is the story about breast ironing in Cameroun - a tradition where the mother protect their daughters against early marriage or sexual assault by flattening the girls' breast.



Heba Khamis made the story as her final exam project during Photo II in the fall 2016. The project was also selected for Life Exposed - our anniversary exhibition, which was held this June in Copenhagen.



This spring Heba Khamis has been studying in Hannover and now she'll start as an intern at Noor.


Svold and Hasemann's BA project in Politiken


This Sunday the Danish newspaper Politiken published Mathias Svold and Ulrik Hasemann's BA project "Altid den samme og aldrig ens" (Always the same and never alike).



Mathsi Svold and Ulrik Hasemann graduated this June with their mutual BA project. The two photographers have travelled the 7500 kilometers around the Danish coast line, from where they tell daily stoires and historical facts.



The photo story covered the front page, the magazine front page plus five spreads in Politiken.


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Janus Engel wins the Scanpix Prize

Janus Engel listens to the motivation for the Scanpix Prize read by Søren Pagter at the graduation ceremony this Thursday. Photo: Laura Bisgaard Krogh


At the graduation ceremony yesterday, Janus Engel received the Scanpix Prize for best photojournalistic BA-project.


Janus Engel got the prize for his project "The National Immune System" - a book, which tells about 13 threats, which Denmark according to the official security system faces and has to protect itself against.


Front cover of Janus Engel's prize winning BA-project.


Congratulations to the 10 photojournalists, who graduated this spring:

Mathias Svold

Sara Gangsted 

Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen

Philip Davali

Mie Hee Christensen

Ulrik Hasemann

Janus Engel Rasmussen

Paw Gissel

Lasse Kofod

Thomas Emil Sørensen


We wish you all the best of luck.


Sara Gangsted receives her BA diploma and a hug from Søren Pagter at the graduation ceremony. Photo: Laura Bisgaard Krogh

250 people at the opening of Life Exposed at Pixlart

This Saturday 250 guests came to see Life Exposed at the opening at Pixlart, Østervrå in Northern Jutland.


Queue in front of Pixlart this Saturday to get to see Life Exposed in the former church. Photo: Pixlart.


The main hall at Pixlart, where the Life Exposed stories are shown on large screens. Photo: Pixlart.


The Wild Within shown on three screen in one of the exhibition rooms at Pixlart. Photo: Pixlart.


Banned Beauty and The Neglected shown on large screens. Photo: Pixlart.

The exhibition will be open the following four weekends from 11am till 5pm.

Svold and Hasemann in Feature Shot

Mathias Svold and Ulrik Hasemann's project about the refugees stuck in the city of Belgrade is published in Features Shot.


About 1,000 refugees and migrants sleep in abandoned warehouses, train wagons and shacks behind the central train station in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. Photo by Mathias Svold and Ulrik Hasemann.


Mathias Svold and Ulrik Hasemann did the story as their Visual Project during their 8th term early this spring.


The two photojournalists have just graduated with another mutual BA-project - this time about the life along the Danish coast line.

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Life Exposed at Pixlart

Life Exposed will be screened at Pixlart in the following five weeks. Photo: Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold.


Our anniversary exhibition Life Exposed opens at Pixlart Gallery, Østervrå, Northern Jutland, tomorrow at 1pm.


The set up wil be totally different than the container exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival, but just as spectacular.


Pixlart is a digital gallery situated in an old local church. The walls are covered with large format screens, where the stories are exhibited.


Pixlart celebrates their two years birthday with the presentation of our 25 years anniversary exhibition - a perfect match since both organisations focus on visual story telling in order to engage the public.


Screen shot from "Take me as I am". Video documentary by Capucine Chandon (France) and Nick Pfosi (USA).


A brand new video documentary will be among the ten stories presented at Pixlart. We're happy to be able to show "Take me as I am" by Capucine Chandon (France) and Nick Pfosi (USA) as one the five video documentarues selected for the show.


"Take me as I am" was produced this spring during a workshop at DMJX.


The ten stories to be shown over the summer in Northern Jutland are:


Take me as I am
by by Capucine Chandon (France) and Nick Pfosi (USA)


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


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)



Life Exposed will be shown at Pixlart in the following five weeks.

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6 DMJX students to Visa pour l'image with Canon

Evening screening at Visa pour l'Image. Photo: Canon.


A jury consisting of photographer Magnus Wennman from Aftonbladet, picture editor Thomas Borberg from Politiken and Per Karlsson from Canon Sweden has selected the 6 DMJX students who will go to Visa pour l'Image this September with the Canon Student program.


The 6 students are:

Nanna Navntoft

Sofie Mathiesen

Ulrik Hasemann

Mathias Svold

Tobias Nicolai Larsen

Ivan Riordan Boll


The students will join 200 students from all over Europe - 30 from the Nordic countries - on the three-days trip to the international photo festival. During the stay the students will participate in guided tours to the exhibitions, seminars and port folio reviews.


Cecile Smetana Baudier in The New Yorker

Cecile Smetana Baudier's BA project from 2016 "Diaspora" is published in The New Yorker with an introduction by Jonathan Blitzer.


Photo from "Diaspora" by Cecile Smetana Baudier.


"Diaspora" is the story about the Afro-American communmity Costa Chica in Mexico.

Final screening day spring 2017

The traditional final screening day was held at DMJX today. All photojournalist students gathered in the auditorium, where they showed projects from their final workshops to each other.


Arthur Cammelbeeck from second term opened today's screening with his first year project. Photo: Søren Pagter.


Second term students discussing their project in the break after their presentation. Photo: Søren Pagter.


Anne Bæk from third term showing her project for the Youth in Europe workshop. Photo: Fabian Fiechter.


International Photo I students making group pictures on their last day at school. Photo: Søren Pagter.

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