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Photographer Mads Nissen


Mads Nissen 

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark


Bio (Last updated January 2010):

2009:                  Participant at the 16th Joop Swart Masterclass

2009:                   Moved from China to Denmark to work for the Danish newspaper Berlingske 


2008:                    Selected for the first Nordic Masterclass


2007:           Moved to Shanghai, China to cover the economic    and social development


2007:                    Graduated with distinction from The Danish School of Journalism, Photojournalism


2006:                   Began my personal project ’Amazonas’


2006:                   Participated in the World Press Photo/ ASEF seminar for young photographers in Manila, The Philippines


2006-2007:           Freelancing at the Danish newspaper Politiken


2004-2006:         Staff photographer at the Danish newspaper Politiken, as part of the education on Danish School of Journalism


2003:                Started at The Danish School of Journalism, Photojournalism


2002:                    Fulltime assistant for freelance photographers in Copenhagen, Denmark


2001:                   Staff photographer at ’Socialisten Weekend’


2001:                   Finished the three-year education ’Den Frie Ungdomsuddannelse’


2000-2001:          Worked on personal projects in South America and Ghana


2000:                  Student at ’K.U.B.A – School of photography’, Denmark


1998-1999:         Studied Spanish and did voluntary work in Venezuela


1997:               Finished high school


1979:               Born the 17th of November in Hobro, Denmark




2009                 Danish Press Photo of the Year, Best foreign news story, second prize

2008:                   CHIPP: Environment picture story/ Honorable Mention

2007                    Winner of the Best Danish Press Photo of the Year

2007                 Danish Press Photo of the Year, Best feature, second prize

2007                 POYi: Issue Reporting Picture Story, Award Of Excellence

2007                   Days Japan International photojournalism award, Third prize

2007                   The Scanpix-Award; Best Bachelor project at The Danish School of Journalism

2006 Days Japan International photojournalism award, Third prize

2006                   China Int. Press Contest (CHIPP), Daily Life picturestory, Honorable Mention



Selected Exhibitions:

2009                  Group exhibition: Noorderlicht, The Netherlands

2009                Group exhibition: Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography, Different   European countries

2009:             Group exhibition: Chobi Mela V in Bangladesh, Tibetan Unrest photo essay

2008                   Group exhibition:  ‘Amazonas’ at Lumix Photo Festival in Hannover

2007                   ‘Amazonas’ – photo essay exhibit at the 12th Festival Voies Off, Arles

2007                   Group exhibition:  Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography,

Different European countries

2006                   Group exhibition: Forgotten crisis, Médecins du Monde, Visa pour l’image, Perpignan

2004-06          Group exhibition and book: ”Eyewitness”, Oksnehallen,  Copenhagen

Contact Details
From: Denmark
Phone: +4530421798
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Stories & Singles
Overpopulation in the Philippines, 2006
Amazon - Voyage into the wilderness, 2006
Tibetan Unrest
Sichuan Earthquake
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