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DMJX teacher nominated for the Danish POY

Poul Madsen, external guest teacher at DMJX since 2010, is among the 33 photographers, who has been nominated for the Danish POY.


Poul Madsen has, together with Henrik Kastenskov, developed and are still running our teaching in video documentary. The two guys have been the coaches for many prize winning video documentaries, and therefore it's great to see that Poul himself has now been nominated.


The list of nominated photographers has been updated and now it includes two more students; Malene Porup and Martin Fält Hansen.


In total almost half of the nominees are students at DMJX - more precise 15 out of the 33.


The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the National Library in Copenhagen on Friday the 3rd of March.

Rasmus Degnbol lecturing at DMJX

Rasmus Degnbol starting his lecture at DMJX. Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen.


Prize winning photographer Rasmus Degnbol gave the welcoming lecture for all DMJX photojournalist students this afternoon.


Rasmus talked about how he combines comissioned work with his personal projects. In the very honest lecture Rasmus gave an insight of how he finances his projects and also showed his failures, which led to new ideas.


Rasmus also showed his prize winning refugee drone pictures, which have been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art in New York. Just like he explained how he made the drone project.


During the lecture Rasmus also showed how he selected his pictures and edited his stories.


Søren Pagter and Mads Greve welcoming this term's students. Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen.

DMJX photojournalism 25 years

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Danish photojournalist education in 2017 throughout the year on instagram we will show some of the projects and series that have been created during these 25 years.


We will keep sharing new work, but once in a while the older projects will show up, you can recognize them on our anniversary logo that you see with this post. Also the anniversary post can be found searching for #dmjxphoto25.


We started sharing former student Casper Balslev's project Nawlins about the abandoned New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.


Find us here.


Graduation moments

Second term student Laura Bisgaard covered the graduation ceremony yesterday at DMJX:


The photojournalists had brought flags and balloons to make the graduation ceremony even more memorable. Photo by Laura Bisgaard.


Per Bjerre, Head of media at The Public Church's aid organization, held a thoughtfull and funny graduation speech. Read the full speech here (in Danish). Photo by Laura Bisgaard.


Photojournalist Daniel Hjorth receives the Scanpix Prize for best photojournalistic BA-project. Photo by Laura Bisgaard.


Photojournalist Daniel Hjorth and head of the photojournalist department, Søren Pagter. Photo by Laura Bisgaard.


Photojournalist Sophia Lydolph receives her diploma and a hug from Søren Pagter, head of the dep. of Photojournalism. Photo by Laura Bisgaard.


Sophia Lydolph after receiving her diploma. Photo by Laura Bisgaard.

Read and see more from the ceremony at the school's official webpage.

Daniel Hjorth wins the Scanpix Prize

The gradutaion ceremony for all Danish journalists and photojournalists were held today at DMJX in Aarhus.


As it has become a tradition, the picture agency Scanpix handed out a prize for this term's best photojournalistic project.


Picture from Daniel Hjorth's final BA-project "they're building a city". Photo by Daniel Hjorth.


Scanpix had selected Daniel Hjorth for his project "they're building a city". The project shows and reflects on how city planning changes our environment and how important this planning is for the way we live.


Daniel Hjorth received Danish Kroner 5,000 from Scanpix.


The full project is not yet published since Daniel wants to finish it totally before launching it.


Picture from Daniel Hjorth's prize winning project "they're building a city". Photo by Daniel Hjorth.

1000 followers on our Facebook


Over night we passed 1000 followers on our official Facebook-site - DMJX Photojournalism.


We happy and proud that people have an interest in our school and in our students' work.


We're looking forward to sharing more news with you all.

New diploma with WPP and NOOR Images

We're proud to launch the new international diploma programme Show the World in co-operation with World Press Photo and NOOR Images.


Frontpage of the webpage for the Shoe the World - a new international diploma programme from WPP, NOOR Images and DMJX.


Over the past year the three parties, World Press Photo, NOOR Images and DMJX have worked on creating a mutual education in documentary photography. Today, we're ready to launch the first two courses for the program.


“As a documentary photographer you can’t just rely on assignments or tasks coming to you. You have to be able to develop, research, pitch, fund, plan and edit a photojournalistic story. Or to put it in another way: You have to be able to make your own story, that’s the focus of the first course,", says head of the photojournalist department at DMJX, Søren Pagter in the press release explaining about the new education.


The new education is designed as a series of smaller courses, where the participants can choose, which courses they need and find interesting.


Read the full press release in Danish here or in English at WPP's website - and go to the program's website to sign in for the courses.


Krass Clement at DMJX


Thursday last week Danish photographer and photobook auteur Krass Clement visited DMJX. The lecture was aranged in cooperation with Fotografisk Salon and their members and our students experienced Clement talk about and show his works.

He talked about his newest books Bag Saga Blok and Impasse Hotel Syria as well as some of his earliest books.


Photos by Jacob Rosenvinge.


Søren Pagter turns 50


Head of the photojournalism department, Søren Pagter, turns 50 today. Pagter has been teaching at DMJX since 1998 and since 1999 he has been the head of the department with responsibility for both the Danish BA programme and the two international photojournalism programmes.


In different interviews for various newspapers Pagter talks about himself and his career.


In the local newspaper Amtsavisen from Pagter’s hometown Randers, where he even made the cover, he talks about staying curious and the importance of photojournalism today. Just like Pagter tells about his passion for the local community and being active in your own community.


The pieces in for instance Jyllands-Posten and Politiken focus more on Pagter’s career being the head of an internationally renowned education, doing external workshops all over the world and working in juries.

Marcel Maffei in Splash and Grab

Marcel Maffei's final Diploma project "Living on the Line of Fire" from the autumn 2015 is featured in the photography publication Splash and Grab.


Picture from Marcel Maffei's project "Living on the Line of Fire".


Marcel Maffei also won bronze  with this story in the category International Picture Story at CPOY autumn 2016.

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