The Wild Within | Mathias Svold Maagaard & Ulrik Hasemann (DK)
Denmark is the country in Europe with the least amount of wild nature. Almost every spot is filled with cities or fields while timber production and mountain bike trails characterize the forests. Have we as modern, controlling humans become so removed from the wild that we have lost something of ourselves? The two photographers have gone on a journey to Rold Forest, the biggest in Denmark, to explore the value of nature of today. (Denmark, 2016)
The Wild Within is part of the exhibition Life Exposed that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the The Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX).
The Danish Photojournalist Education is respected internationally as one of the leading schools within its field. For the exhibition the two faculty teachers, Mads Greve and Søren Pagter, have selected ten photographic projects and video productions which have been made at the school within the past three years. The ten stories show the variation in style and topics the students work within – from the revealing reportage to the personal story. The ten stories engage in our contemporary time and connect with the people and places the stories describe, and they tell and convey the reality we do not notice even though it is right next to us.
The exhibition is designed by curator Jens Erdman Rasmussen.