Group show 2017

Anniversary exhibition

Life Exposed

Crazy about Food

Sille Veilmark, Benjamin Nørskov, Nanna Navntoft

Danish photographer Sille Veilmark (b. 1988) worked in collaboration with Nanna Navtoft and Benjamin Nørskov on the video project ‘Crazy about Food’ exhibited in Photo City in 2017 as part of the exhibition, ‘Life Exposed’ with work from students from the Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The exhibition celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Photojournalist Education and showed ten photographic projects and video productions selected by the faculty teachers Mads Greve and Søren Pagter made by students in the period 2014-2017. The students worked within a great variation of styles and topics but they all engaged in our contemporary time, aiming to describe the reality that we do not notice even when it is right in front of us. 

‘Crazy about Food’ looks at 24-year-old Ditte, who is one of the 40.000 – 50.000 Danish citizens who suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. The disorder isn’t recognized as part of the Danish healthcare system and therefore she can’t get the necessary help to cope with her addiction, secretive overeating, and ultimate loss of self-control.

Turning you on

Olafur Steinar Gestsson, Jens Welding Øllgaard

Ólafur Steinar Gestsson (b. 1989) along with Jens Welding Øllgaard (b. 1989) was exhibited in Photo City in 2017 with the video production “Turning you on?” done in collaboration with Jens Welding Øllgaard. The video production was part of the exhibition, ‘Life Exposed’ with work from students from the Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The exhibition celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Photojournalist Education and showed ten photographic projects and video productions selected by the faculty teachers Mads Greve and Søren Pagter made by students in the period 2014-2017. The students worked within a great variation of styles and topics but they all engaged in our contemporary time, aiming to describe the reality that we do not notice even when it is right in front of us. 

“Turning you on?” is the story about Nan and Andy Villadsen who met each other at Hotel Legoland where they fell in love and started a band called 2BE1 where they play danish music. After several years of running a café they decided to go back into the music industry since the café did not go well. In the video we follow the couple in the days up to their comeback concert in 2015. They tell us about their dreams of a better family life as well as a breakthrough for their band.  

The letter

Morten Lau-Nielsen, Anne Bæk

Anne Bæk and Morten Lau-Nielsen was featured at Copenhagen Photo Festival in 2017 at Gasværksundergrunden in Photo City with a documentary film called ‘The Letter’, done in collaboration with the danish photographer Morten Lau-Nielsen. The documentary film was part of the exhibition ‘Life Exposed’ with work from students from the Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The exhibition celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Photojournalist Education and showed ten photographic projects and video productions selected by the faculty teachers Mads Greve and Søren Pagter made by students in the period 2014-2017. The students worked within a great variation of styles and topics but they all engaged in our contemporary time, aiming to describe the reality that we do not notice even when it is right in front of us. 

‘The Letter’ is a documentary about the young boy Abdi. He plays handball and dreams of becoming a professional handball player when he grows up. He plays with his friends and is happy to go to school.

However, he has more worries than most of his schoolmates, as the past in Somalia still haunts. It does not get better when there is an unexpected letter from the Immigration Service. Abdi and his family are one of several hundred families in Denmark which has been re-examined their residence permit, after a new report concluded that Somalia has become more secure. Several NGOs, however, point to the opposite. Weekly civilians are killed by targeted attacks. The assessment is based on a report prepared on the basis of Danish officials one-day visit to Mogadishu airport.

“Turning you on?” is the story about Nan and Andy Villadsen who met each other at Hotel Legoland where they fell in love and started a band called 2BE1 where they play danish music. After several years of running a café they decided to go back into the music industry since the café did not go well. In the video we follow the couple in the days up to their comeback concert in 2015. They tell us about their dreams of a better family life as well as a breakthrough for their band.  

The Wild Within

Mathias Svold, Ulrik Hasemann

Ulrick Hasemann  and Mathias Svold 2017 project ‘The wild within’ was invited by the programme committee to be involved in Copenhagen Photo Festivals: Photo City DMJX Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibit was produced when Mathias Svold and Ulrich Hasemann  in 2016 travelled to the biggest forest in Denmark called ‘Rold Forest’ to explore the value of the forest and to investigate the industrial and spiritual use of nature of today. 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. The forest historically being a place we loved, whereas now becoming a place we exploit and occasionally visit as tourists. 

They have  since been involved in ‘Kystland’ where they journeyed along the coasts of Denmark and unfold the story of the  nature of the  people found where land and water meet. This body of work is a combined effort of artistic documentarism, offering us everyday life, as well as extraordinary moments from the coasts.


The Neglected

Mikkel Hørlyck

Mikkel Hørlyck is a conflict photojournalist and visual artist at Mikkel Hørlyck Photography based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2019, he was recipient of Discovery Of The Year at The Lucie Awards in New York City. In 2023, he joined FUTURES Photography as an artist. His work has received awards and honors from Danish Picture Of The Year, International Photography Awards and World Report Award among others.

Mikkel Hørlyck hold a BA in photojournalism from The Danish School Of Media and Journalism. Previously, he worked as a photojournalist intern at the Danish daily newspaper Politiken, and studied photography at Fatamorgana The Danish School of Art Photography and Krogerup High School.

 

The Neglected explores the emotional life hiding behind the walls of an old institution for disabled boys in the town Orhei in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova. The 200 boys and men who live in the institution are all physically or mentally disabled. They are being cared for by an understaffed but hard-working crew of female social workers.

Poverty is the primary factor for their parents feeling forced to hand over their boys to the orphanage. The one thing the boys have in common is the lack of care and attention from a family – affection that is crucial to their development.

Alone Together

Riina Rinne

Riina Rinne (b. 1991) is a Finnish photojournalist and filmmaker who presented the project ‘Alone Together’ in Photo City in 2017 as part of the exhibition ‘Life Exposed’ with work from students from the Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. The exhibition celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Photojournalist Education and showed ten photographic projects and video productions selected by the faculty teachers Mads Greve and Søren Pagter made by students in the period 2014-2017. The students worked within a great variation of styles and topics but they all engaged in our contemporary time, aiming to describe the reality that we do not notice even when it is right in front of us.  

‘Alone Together’ takes place in Hipposkylä in Tampere, Finland where 98% of the residents live alone. Behind the windows of the small apartments one can find similar stories of old men who have lost their families and suffer from alcoholism. In the heart of the residential area there is a community house called Hippostupa where these men are offered a place to be together and get support. For some of the men the employees and visitors of Hippostupa are the closest they get to having a family family. Soon the support provided by Hippostupa will disappear because the Hipposkylä will undergo a modernization.