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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great being back to teach at photo.circle. Pictures form the first day.
Mads Nissen and I discussing an edit. Picture by NayanTara Gurung.
Skikhar Bhattarai explaning his story. Picture by NayanTara Gurung.
Picture by NayanTara Gurung.
Mads Nissen, Skikhar Bhattarai and I. Picture by NayanTara Gurung.
The 12 Nepali photographers have been working for two months with the theme evolution.
Now it's time to edit and finish their stories. The result will be an exhibition and a book.
On Monday the 1st of August I gave photographic advice in the television programme Aftenshowet on DR1, national television.
A viewer had written to the show to ask for advice in order to become better at making pictures. In the programme I give some basic advices and commented on the viewers' own pictures.
You can watch the programme here.
Almost five years ago Sofia Wraber and Nanna Kreutzmann made an extraordinary visual project during their final semester at DSMJ. The two photojournalists portrayed 101 men within a project period of four weeks. And it was not just 101 random men, it was one man representing each age from zero to 100 years. A selection of pictures showing how ageing looks like. I was their tutor on this project.
After finishing their BA in photojournalism Sofia and Nanna continued working on their portrait idea. This time they portrayed 101 women in the same style as their first project.
I gave the opening speech at talk the exhibition on the 16th of April. The exhibition will be open till the 5th of May.
Wednesday the 6th of April I was lecturing at Göteborgs-Posten. The topic was online publishing and 50 members of the editoral staff attended the meeting - both members of the photo department and staff from the news room.
Göteborg-Posten is one of those rare newspapers which hasn't started making multimedia productions. This they will do now and the lecture was the first kick off in a four step education for the photo department.
Our big portrait project - where we have shoot and exhibited 13.000 kids - was in Politiken this Sunday. One page with pictures and an interview with me and co-producer Peter Westphael.
This week the pictures can still be seen every night in Randers - and the kids can send a text message with their personal code and then their own portrait will appear.
The recent edition (no. 13-2011) of the Finnish magazine Photo Raw focusses on the Finnish POY 2010, where I was in the jury.
I'm portrayed in the recurrent column self portrait.
The articles in the magazine are both in Finnish and English language.
Last week the local daily Fyens Stiftstidende held a readers' meeting at their publishing house in Odense. They had invited me together with the two prize winning photographers Peter Hove and Asbjørn Sand to talk about photojournalism.
The recent edition of the photography magazine FILTER is focussing on hybrids and I've been interviewed about the mix of other media with still images.
The mission of FILTER is to discuss the effect of photography on our daily lives. Through in-depth articles, critical commentary, essays, reportage, portraits, reviews and extensive photographic content, FILTER exposes and discusses the innumerable forms and meanings of photography.
Last week the winners of the Danish Press Photography of the Year 2010 were announced at an award ceremony at the National Library in Copenhagen.
DSMJ sponsors prizes for two of the winning photographers in the competition. My colleague ass. professor Mads Greve and I motivated and handed out prizes in the categories Portrait and Interactive Multimedia.
Roberto Boccaccino, a former international student of ours, won first prize in the portrait category. This is the first time an international student wins a prize in the Danish competition. Mads Greve called Robeto Boccaccino the hottest Italian in Danish photography right now and praised him for an interesting and mysterious portrait.
Poul Madsen and Henrik Kastenskov from Bombay Flying Club won both first and second prizes in Interactive Multimedia. In my speech I praised them for their continues work in developing this media and called on other photographers to take up the challenges with this young media. Just like I asked the media companies to be more open towards using mulitmedia story telling.
All the winners of this year's Danish POY can be seen at the website of the Danish Press Photographers' Association.
It startet with a crazy idea. My friend, Peter Westphael, should promote the world's biggest Theatre Festival for kids, running in my hometown Randers in April. We discussed making a photo exhibition with portraits of kids.
One word took another and suddenly we were planning, what we believe is, the worlds biggest portrait exhibition, showing almost 13000 unique portraits of kids from the town Randers.
In a period of three weeks in January, five local photographers have visited all schools and institutions in Randers making one portrait of every kid.
In the end it adds up to nearly 13000 portraits.
It's taken a lot of time, a lot of planning, but on Friday the 4th of March we'll open the outdoor exhibition. The portraits will be projekted on a big monument called Red Fall, by the artist Cronhammer. The show will go on every night in the following three weeks.
The pictures can also be seen on the website, Børn i centrum. Here it's possible (only for the relatives) to order a print of the portraits. The price, d.kr. 20, goes to UNICEF.
Roberto Boccaccino, Clara Bencivenga Trillmich (Director of the Italian Institute of Culture), Jens Friis (from Brandts) and Søren Pagter.
Thursday the 24th of February I was opening an exhibition by Roberto Boccaccino, a former international student from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
While studying at our school Roberto Boccaccino made a project called Toy Town with landscapes and portraits from the town Billund - center of the famous Lego toys. This great project is now exhibited at Brandts Photo Museum in Odense.
I've been appointed to the jury of the Finnish Press Photo of the Year 2010. The three persons jury will meet in the middle of January to select the best pictures made by Finnish photographers in 2010. The winners will be announced in March.
It's the second time I'm a part of the Finnish jury. First time was three years ago where I was judging pictures from 2007.
My pictures from the orphanage Sunaulo Pravat Bal Griha (Morning Glory Child Care House) in Kathmandu are now online. The story is called Studying for a better future. 45 Nepali kids each with a troubled and heartbreaking childhood live at the orphanage. Through intense studies they hope for a better future.
The pictures are shoot in October 2010. The article and captions that will go with the pictures are ready soon.
Tonight on the 5th of October I meet with around 20 Nepalese photographers at the PhotoCircle office in Kathmandu, Nepal. I talked about our school, our ways of teaching and about our international programmes. The Nepalese photojournalists gave me an insight in their daily work and we discussed the possibilities for future workshops.
The meeting was scheduled to last for at couple of hours - but we talked for four hours till 10 pm. A great experience - especially at the end, when I had the chance to go through some portfolios.
Next week I'll be in Nepal in order to establish a co-operation with the Nepalese photo organisation PhotoCircle. The purpose is to create activities within the next two till three years that'll develop Nepalese photographers.
The project is funded by the Danish organisation CKU (Centre for Culture and Development) which is an independant organisation under the Danish Ministery of Culture.
In my capacity as jury member at the Lumix Festival in Hannover I've been interviewed for the Norwegian website fotojournalisten.no. (written in Norwegian :-))
I've just come back from this year's Lumix Festival in Hannover. Again, it was a great festival with a lot interesting lectures, cosy atmosphere and strong exhibitions.
Several of the exhibitions and multimedia presentations were made by present and former students from The Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Therefore the festival had arranged a discussion about the succes of our school. At the disussion the Danish photojournalists told about the structure of our education and about the philosophy of the school. I of course participated in the debate and highlighted our view on photojournalism.
Due to the World Cup game in soccer the Danish photographers had brought Danish flags for their presentation. From left it's Mads Nissen, Mathias Christensen and Kristian Djurhuus
At the festival I also had the chance to look at a lot of portfolios and get new contacts for our school.
The festival ended with a Danish World Cup victory in soccer, two prizes to former student, Thomas Lekfeldt and a great party.
Based on my experiences with judging the 67th POYi I have written some articles about the use of visual effects, the crisis of photojournalism and the process of selecting the winning pictures. The articles are published on the website of the Danish Press Photographers Association. And they are in Danish.....
I've landed in Columbia, Missouri and has finished the first day of judging the POYi. It's been hard work watching pictures from early morning till 7pm. You can follow the judging and comments online at the POYi website. We'll work for the next five days going through a different categories every day, for instance the World Understanding Award, Reportage Picture Story and Best Photography Book.