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Peruvian Indians and the Oil Industry
This winter I'll be travelling to The Amazonas for Danish fundraiser Operation Dagsværk. Together with local NGOs we are gathering campaign material to help educate Peruian Indians about property rights against a raising Peruvian oil industry (STORY COMING SOON) 13/01/11

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03/10/10
Teaching unaccompanied refugees
It's been 48 hours since I was thrown into the world of young refugees living in Sjælsmark/Danish Red Cross. There is a high increase of refugees to Denmark within two years, mostly from Afghanistan. I have 30 boys as my new workshop students and together with 5 interpreters we will hopefully make sparkle fly and create something special for the touring exhibition in Denmark. I'm told by the daily staff the boys are never this quiet in a classroom. Lucky me. So far I felt strong energy and i'm also impressed with the interest in solving my day to day assignments. The workshop progress can be followed here Routeless

17/08/10

Book cover for Nephenthes

For educational use in the Danish school sector Danish NGO Nepenthes has published the book 'Forest: Climate and people' about the effects of deforestation. My work from Mange village in DR Congo tops the book cover.

16/08/10
Newbie: Jury work and teaching video workshop
Later this year I will be teaching a class of press photographers on a 3 day hands-on workshop in Copenhagen. It will focus on storytelling and the best use of HD video with DSLR. First teaching job for me. And finally I got an unexpected call to step up as a jury member of next year's Danish POY - multimedia categories. What an honor. Two new rewarding experiences I'm sure.

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Danish POY :
2 first prizes
11/03/10
'Multimedia site of the Year'

JURY'S WORDS

here

My part in building the climate website Face The Climate resulted in another first prize 'Multimedia site of the Year'. My work on the consequences of climate change for nine families in DR Congo, China, Syria and Georgia was a partnership with my collaborator and friend Anders Birch. Together with our team of dedicated climate reporters we attended the awards ceremony held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen.

FACE THE CLIMATE
website
here
'Tv-photographer of the Year'

JURY'S WORDS
here

The video short story 'A Life in The Ruins' is part a Georgian story on sea erosion. For this work I was awarded 'Tv-photographer of the year/News' by the Danish Picture of The Year. I was stunned. For someone as me who regards his special skills in stillphotography nowadays, it is a very honorable title. From stage I dedicated the prize to Mr. Casper Thorsøe. Casper is the person who believed in me sixteen years ago, when I had no skills and all I could say is that I wanted to make films.

A LIFE IN THE RUINS
See video here

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POYi: 3rd place Natural/Science Single
Last night the photo jury of POYi in Missouri, USA awarded a single image from the photo story 'GPS Warriors' third place in Natural/Science Single category. It's the first award for the group project photographer Anders Birch and I finished last year for facetheclimate.org and the timing couldn't be better (TEAR SHEETS) 22/02/10

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Published: Aftenposten/Innsikt
Innsikt - the Norwegian News Feature Magazine - ran a double spread with my word and text reportage on the human consequences of the Icelandic bankruptcy. It's a background piece leading up to this week's Icesave-referendum. Gallup survey shows that a loud NO will be heard across the North Atlantic Ocean on Saturday (STORY) + (TEAR SHEETS) 04/03/10

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Published: Afisha Mir
- Стивен Акьям - I'm thinking of adopting my Russian byline after Afisha Mir did such a good job publishing my sumo story across eight spreads in their glossy travel magazine (STORY) + (TEAR SHEETS) 06/03/11

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Published: Euroman
My first assignment for this Danish Feature Magazine - 8 page spread about the industrialization of Danish Farming culture. Get a copy and read Thomas Aue Sobol's insightful story on why there is no Babe in Danish Bacon any longer (STORY) + (TEAR SHEETS) 06/03/11