Workshop with World Press winner and DMJX teacher

In co-operation with Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC), we will be running a masterclass with the title; The High North – photo essays on Arctic realities. The workhsop will be mentored by the recent World Press Photo winner Mads Nissen and teacher at DMJX Mads Greve.

85-year-old Rosa Luzia Lunardi is embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza. The first hug she receives in five months. In March, care homes across the country closed their doors to all visitors, preventing millions of concerned Brazilians from visiting their elderly relatives, while the caretakers were ordered to limit all physical contact with the vulnerable to an absolute minimum. But at Viva Bem, an old age home outside Sao Paulo, a simple new invention ‘The Hug Curtain’ has once again allowed people to see and hug each other without risking their lives. And for those who do not have visitors, volunteers and staff are ready to step in – because, as they say at Viva Bem : “Everyone deserves a good hug”.
Photo: Mads Nissen/ Politiken/ Panos Pictures

The masterclass is available for young, talented photographers below 35 years from North West Russia or from one of the Nordic countries – Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Aaland. Up to 14 participants will be selected.

During the masterclass, the participants must make stories on the life in the high north – The Barents region covering Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The workshops will take place in September/October 2021 in Murmansk, Russia.

It’s the fifth masterclass, we will be running in co-operation with NJC. The first one was held in 2009, and back then this year’s mentor and Wold Press Winner Mads Nissen was a participant.

Picture from Mads Greve’s upcomming book “Homesick”.
Mads Greve has been conducting the previous two masterclasses made in co-operation with NJC.