Our third terms students are right now making the final adjustments on their photo documentary exhibition, which will open tomorrow, Friday the 9th, at 2pm in the front hall at DMJX.
The 13 students have over a working period of three weeks in the field made individual photo stories including reportage articles. From Nuuk, Greenland in the North to the Island Ukerewe, Tanzania in the South the students have made strong visual stories from 12 different countries.
The stories and students at the exhibition are:
”Kaassassuk” in Nuuk serves as home away from home for six neglected greenlandic boys. In Kaassassuk they get warmth and care and learn how to handle their troubled past and to function in a normal everyday life. Story from Greenland by Oscar Scott Carl.
Sissel Holtan is inheriting her fathers place in a district of sami reindeer herders north of Trondheim, but their future is uncertain. On the peninsula of Fosen where the reindeer graze, the norwegian government is building Europes biggest landbased wind farm. Story from Norway by Frederik Steen Nordhagen.
Mika is a gender nonconforming child from Sweden. They are born as a boy but have been raised in a gender creative family avoiding gender stereotypes. Today Mika loves pink, dressing up and dancing. Story by Andreas Skodborg Merrald.
Just outside Aarhus, where the traffic lights become fewer, lies Gellerupparken. Once a visionary housing project for the growing middle class, the area is now considered the worst “ghetto” in Denmark. But the ghetto-narrative is prevalent in the public debate and it’s often shadowing the realities, lives and opinions of the people, who call these big concrete walls and bricked pavements home. Story by Christian Nordholt
Caroline suffers from the mental disorders ADD and schizotypy. Everyday life can sometimes be a bit of a struggle, and she knows she might never be cured or be able to get a job. Her goal is to learn to live with them and live as normal a life as possible. Story from Aalborg, Denmark by Anne Myrup Pedersen.
The Troubles are over but the youth is still troubled. Derry, a town in Northern Ireland, has a long history of conflict. Officially there’s been peace for 20 years. But according to some young people, nothing has changed in Derry. Story by Sophie Voisin.
As the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, a different front is beginning to emerge in Kiev. As thousands of veterans retur every month, psychologists and volunteers and the veterans themselves, battle against PTSD, social stigma and Soviet-era boomer corruption. Story by Aleksander Klug.
There are more horses than dogs in Ballyfermot, a Dublin suburb, six kilometers from the city. Here, young boys meet on horsebacks. They’re called Urban Cowboys. Story from Ireland by Julie Kristensen.
Brussels is the place to be if you want to influence Europe’s future. For the 30,000 lobbyists working in the city, it’s about understanding the EU machinery so that they can affect the politicians’ decisions for the benefits of business. Story from Belgium by Katinka Klinge Albrectsen.
In Beirut the lack of public space has become a representation of a society with religious, economic and ethnic divides. As one of the most neglected human rights, public space is misrepresented on the daily agenda and it’s becoming a vicious circle for the citizens of Lebanon’s capital. Story by Christian Lykking.
Every thursday 300 muslim boy scouts meet in the center of Amman. In the scout group Khaled Bin Al-Waleed they aren’t just friends, they’re brothers. And while they still tie knots, make campfires and sing, the most important lessons are ones that teach you how to become a real man. Story from Jordan by Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker.
Cornelius attends Saint Patrick’s High School ITEN, which has a long list of former students, who later became Olympic or world champions runners. He dreams of becoming the next in line, but life at the school sometimes makes it difficult to perform as an athlete. Story from Kenya by Tobias Kobborg Kristensen.
Miyango and Ramadhani have albinism. Like many other people with that condition, they’ve faced social discrimination throughout their lives, which has led to poverty. Ramadhani is getting old and Miyango worries about her life when he passes away. Story from Tanzania by Mads Frost.