Photographer Søren Pagter
Welcome to the website of photographer and teacher of photojournalism Søren Pagter.

I'm the head of the Department for Photojournalism at The Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark.

Alongside with this job I do writings on photography, external teaching and smaller photography projects.
Random Projects
Lecture at the Public University

Tomorrow, Monday the 22 of October I'll lecture at the public university, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C.

The lecture is called Understand Photography, will be in Danish and starts at 17.15.

My lecture will be the first in a series of six lectures about photography.

The following lectures will be held by:

André Wang Hansen, Aarhus University.

Gunner Byskov, Viborg Media School.

Poul Madsen, Bombay Flying Club.

Henrik Kastenskov, Bombay Flying Club.

Lars Bech, Das Büro.

In Lithuanian jury

I'm a part of the jury for the Vilnius Photo Circle Festival and I'm right now judging the contributed work from aorund 100 photographers.

The Vilnius Photo Circle Festival is an international photo festival arranged by the The Lithuanian Press Photographers Club. The festival will run in Vilnius from the 16th till the 18th of October.

There's two ccompetitions at the festival: One for young photographers, who have worked on a project together with a tutor and the main competition for skilled photographers, who have submitted a series of work on a social theme photo or about everyday life.

Together with the rest of the jury I'll select the 15-20 stories to be exhibited at the festival. We'll also select the final winner of the Photo Circle prize.

In St. Petersburg

I'm currently in St. Petersburg, Russia to plan a master class for young North West Russian photographers.

The master class will start in April 2013 and the participants will meet both in Denmark and in Russia. Their work will be from Russia and the outcome will hopefully be a book, exhibition and website.

I'll meet with Anna Sharogradskaya, the director of the Regional Press Institute in St. Petersburg to plan the master class.

During my visit I'll also meet with Ruslan Bekurov from the State University of St Petersburg to talk about future possibilities for exchanging students.

Interview in Jyllands-Posten

Monday the 18th of September I was portayed in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

The article is a part of a series of portraits about people who will teach at the people's university this autumn and winther.

BIG prints exhibition

In the following two weeks Bo Amstrup and I are exhibiting very big prints at Østervold, the main boulevard in my hometown Randers.

The 2 x 3 meters large pictures are from the local festival week 2011 where we were assinged to shoot candid pictures.

The exhibtion starts this year's festival week, where we again will be in the streets to make pictures.

Closing reception on Saturday the 18th of August at 1pm.