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Nationality  Danish
Occupation  Photojournalist

Name  Mads Nissen
Role  Photographer
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Born  November 17, 1979 (age 36) (1979-11-17) Hobro, Denmark
Education  Danish School of Journalism
Known for  World Press Photo Award 2015
Awards  World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Award for Contemporary Issues, World Press Photo Award for Daily Life

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Mads Nissen (born November 17, 1979) is a Danish documentary photographer and winner of the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year.


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Life and work

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Nissen was born on November 17, 1979 in Hobro, Denmark. He completed his studies at the Danish School of Journalism in Copenhagen.

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From 2004 to 2006 he worked as a staff photographer for the Danish newspaper Politiken, and subsequently as a freelance photojournalist for Newsweek, Time, Der Spiegel, Stern and the The Sunday Times. He has documented the food crisis in Niger, overpopulation in the Philippines, and the Amazon rainforest.

Publication by Nissen

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  • Amazonas. Gyldendal, 2013. ISBN 978-8-7021361-0-4.
  • Publication with contributions by Nissen

    Mads Nissen World Press Photo 2015 Winning Photos Photo Of The Year
  • A New Documentary. The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9896053-0-4.
  • Awards

  • 2006: Third Prize (with two others), Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards.
  • 2007: Third Prize, Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards.
  • 2007: Danish Press Photo of the Year.
  • 2010: Danish Press Photo of the Year.
  • 2011: World Press Photo Award, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, for a Libyan fighter standing on a burning tank.
  • 2011: Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Photography Grant.
  • 2015: World Press Photo of the Year for a photograph of two gay men in St Petersburg, from a series on homophobia in Russia.
  • Exhibitions

  • 2006: Forgotten crisis, Médecins du Monde, Visa pour l'Image, France.
  • 2007+2009: Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography, Several European countries.
  • 2008+2010+2012+2014: Lumix Photo Festival, Hannover, Germany.
  • 2009: Chobi Mela V, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2009: Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Netherlands.
  • 2010+2011+2012+2013+2014: Personal Projects, Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2011+2012: Visa pour l’image, France.
  • 2012: Ashes and Gold, Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany.
  • 2012: Nordox, Shanghai, China.
  • 2013: Festival dela Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy.
  • 2014: Amazonas solo exhibition, Freelens Gallery, Hamburg.
  • References

    Mads Nissen Wikipedia

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