In 2017, Mathias Svold won College Photographer of the Year and with this prize he also won an internship at National Geographic, where he made a story about the Whanganui River in New Zealand. Now, National Geographic has published the story.
Mathias Svold has travelled along the Whanganui River, which has status as a legal person with all the rights that follows. The project tells about the people and nature along the river.
The project is published online and will go on print in National Geographic Magazine in the autumn
Earlier this year, Mathias Svold also won Photographer of the Year in Denmark with pictures from this National Geographic project and from his and Ulrik Hasemann’s final BA-project “Coastland”.
The College Photographer of the Year competition is organized by our partner school, University of Missouri and the competition runs every year in the fall.