Second term students launch the magazine "Hobro"
For the past three weeks our Danish second term students have had a magazine workshop and today they're ready to launch their magazine "Hobro" with stories from the town by that name.
The magazine will be launched at a reception today at 1:30pm in the front hall of the school.
The magazine is made by:
Jens Hartmann Schmidt
Celina Kimmie Dahl
The teachers at the workshop have been:
Mathilde Bech (photojournalism)
Hanne Mølby Henriksen (written journalism)
Lars N. Bai (design and layout)
Alixandra Fazzina and Pep Bonet at DMJX. Photo: Søren Pagter.
Wednesday the two Noor photographers Alixandra Fazzina and Pep Bonet gave a lecture at DMJX. The two photographers talked about the Noor agency and how the photographers worked together and benifitted form each other, for instance when working on big issues like climate change.
Pep Bonet showed some of his movies and talked about the process of making them.
Alixandra Fazzina is at DMJX teaching our 8th term and Photo II students. Pep Bonet was at the school to teach the Short Documentary Film Course, which is a part of our international diploma programme made in co-operation with Noor Images and World Press Photo.
Kick off Short Documentary Film course
The Short Documentary Film course with Pep Bpnet and Henrik Kastenskov started today at DMJX.
The workshop is a part of an international diploma in doucmentary photography made in co-operation with Noor Images and World Prerss Photo.
Pep Bonet from Noor Images and freelancer Henrik Kastenskov welcomed the nine participants at the Short Documentary Film Course this morning at DMJX. Photo: Søren Pagter.
For the next three days the participants will have some intensive days learning about documentary film making. Photo: Søren Pagter
Pep Bonet and Henrik Kastenskov will be the two main teachers at this international diploma in documentary film making. Photo: Søren Pagter.
After the first three days the participants will work individually with their films before they meet again at DMJX in Aarhus in January to edit their films. Photo: Søren Pagter.
DMJX students all over the world
Sometimes it's hard to catch up on all the news ticking in from all over the world about our students. So here's an update from the past weeks:
Roger Anis exhibits his Visual Project "The Blessed Marriage" at The Arabic World Institute in Paris. The exhibition had a private opening on the 25th of September, where Roger and his wife Karoline were invited. Here they met with the newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron, who knew about the work and specifically asked to meet the photographer behind it.
The exhibtion opened to the public on the 26th and can be seen till January, where it will move to MUba Eugène Leroy, musée des beaux-arts de Tourcoing.
Karoline, the French president Emmanuele Macron and Roger at the opening of Roger's exhibition in Paris. Selfie by Roger Anis.
Kiên Hoàng Lê's Visual Project about his grand parents was exhibited at this year's Copenhagen Photo Festival. Right now some of the pictures are exhibited at Kongens Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen. In really large scale.
Japan and Denmark:
Heba Khamis' project Banned Beauty, which was a part of our anniversary exhibition at the Copenhagen Photo Festival, has been published in the Japanese edition of Newsweek. And the project is a part of the Danish newspaper Politiken's special edition about photography - published due to the opening of World Press Photo in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen and the rest of the world:
Mathias Bojesen's project How to Boil a Frog is published in the recent edition of the Danish Scenario Magazine, which is available at shops and museums like Politiken's Boghal (CPH), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and MoMA (New York) - and in 21 other countries. Mathias made the project while he was doing his exchange study at the Royal Academy of Art in den Haag, Holland.
All over the world:
Noa City-Eliyahu's project For Signe is published in English version of Vice Magazine, which is spread all over the world. Noa did the story as her final Photo Story at DMJX in the fall 2016.
DMJX students at WPP lecture and exhibition
20 DMJX students have today participated in a special World Press Photo event organized by Canon.
Christopher Morris gave a lecture for DMJX students today at Politiken in Copenhagen. Photo: Mads Greve.
First the students met with photographer Christopher Morris from VII, who lectured about his vision in photography and showed the variety of his own work.
Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo explained about the various World Press Photo stories before the opening of the exhibition. Photo: Søren Pagter.
After this Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo gave an exclusive tour with a lot of background information of the stories at this year's World Press Photo exhibition.
World Press Photo opened officially this evening at Politiken in Copenhagen.
Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo explained teh DMJX students about the jury's choice and debate about this year's winning image. Photo: Søren Pagter
Heba Khamis wins at Ian Parry scholarship
Heba Khamis is among the four winners of the Ian Parry scholarship.
Picture from Heba Khamis' final project Banned Beauty.
Heba Khamis has received the commended acknowledgement for her project Banned Beauty, which she made in the fall 2016 as her final diploma project at DMJX.
Heba Khamis is currently participating in the Joop Swart Master Class organized by World Press Photo.
DMJX students in Perpignan
The six participating DMJX-students are from left Tobias Kvist Larsen, Nanna Navntoft, Ivan Riordan Boll, Mathias Svold, Ulrik Hasemann and Sofie Mathiesen.
Six DMJX students are currently participating in a trip to Visa pour l'Image organized by Canon Europe. Together with 24 other students from the Nordic countries and a total of 200 students from all over Europe they participate in seminars, port folio reviews and guided tours to the exhibitions.
Port folio work at Visa pour l'Image.
During their stay at the festival the students have met with editors and photographers from Magnum and CNN. They have worked on their port folios in groups with the other students.
Waiting for the evening screening at Visa pour l'Image.
Kent Klich lecturing at DMJX
Kent Klich lecturing at DMJX today. Photo: Søren Pagter.
Yesterday, Jan Grarup gave a welcoming lecture for all our photojournalist students and today Kent Klich also welcomed the students with an afternoon lecture.
Kent Klich talked about the process of making his current exhibition and book "Gaza Works", which received a special mention for the author book award at the Arles 2017.
Our more than 50 photojournalist students participated in the welcoming lecture. Photo: Søren Pagter.
During the lecture Kent Klich talked about how different visual styles can be used in documentary photography - just like he inspired the students to work with topics, which they were interested in.
Kent Klich is a regular guest teacher at DMJX and has been at the school for the past couple of weeks teaching our 8th term Danish students and our international Photo II students.
Kent Klich shared his experiences working in Gaza with the DMJX photojournalists. Photo: Søren Pagter.
Jan Grarup with his more than five kilo heavy book "and then there was silence". Photo: Søren Pagter.
The world famous Danish photojournalist Jan Grarup presented his giant book project "And then there was silence" at DMJX today.
All the photojournalist students were gathered in our TV-auditorium for the first mutual lecture in the autumn term.
Jan Grarup talked to more than 50 photojournalist students today. Photo: Søren Pagter.
"Our credibility is the last cornerstone in photojournalism", Grarup said talking about ethics in photojournalism. Grarup shared his point of views and experiences with the students, for instance about how he gained the trust of the people he's photographing. During his lecture Jan Grarup also talked honestly about his career and his challenges with PTSD.
The students also got a sneak peek of an up-coming documentary film about Jan Grarup.
Back at DMJX ten years after Photo I
Shumon Ahmed back in the computer room 205. Photo: Søren Pagter.
Shumon Ahmed visited DMJX with his family today ten years after he graduated Photo I.
Shumon came to DMJX in 2008 as the first of two exchange students from our partner institution Pathshala in Bangladesh.
Shumon Ahmed and his family at DMJX today. Photo: Søren Pagter.
These weeks Shumon is travelling around Europe together with his wife and two kids and as a part of the trip he wanted to show them the school and the city, where he lived for six months while studying at DMJX.