Inspiring lectures by two winners at World Press Photo 2018, an exclusive tour of the World Press Photo exhibition and a touching opening speech by a former DMJX-student. Thursday, 25 Danish and international DMJX-students went to Copenhagen for a full day of World Press Photo lectures at Politiken arranged by Canon and DMJX.
World Press Photo winner, Patrick Brown from Australia, lectured for a group of 25 DMJX students, yesterday. Photo: Søren Pagter.
First, the 25 students from our Photo I and third terms classes met with World Press winner Patrick Brown for a two hour lecture.
During the very honest lecture Patrich Brown showed the work and the raw files, which lead to his prize winning image of the bodies of Rohingya refugees, who were laid out after the boat in which they fleed Myanmar capsized.
Patrick Brown showed a large part of his work and stories on the Rohingya crisis and shared a lot of valuable advices with the students, for instance the importance of the right assistants and of accurate reporting.
Patrick Brown during his lecture at Politiken, yesterday.
Photo: Søren Pagter
World Press Photo winner, Magnus Wennman from Sweden, was invited by Canon, Denmark to lecture for the DMJX-students. Photo: Søren Pagter.
After lunch, the students met with the Swedish photographer, Magnus Wennman, who is a staff photographer at the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Magnus Wennman talked both about his daily work at the newspaper and about his long term projects - and about how to balance the life as a father with the job as a photographer.
While showing his project "Where the Children Sleep", Magnus Wennman explained about the ethics when you're photographing children both abroad and at home.
Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo gave an interesting, exclusive tour of the World Press Photo exhibition before the official opening. Photo: Søren Pagter.
Before the official opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in Denmark, Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo gave a tour around the exhibition.
Yi Wen Hsia talked about the selection process and shared a lot of interesting stories behind the images.
DMJX-student, Elke Numeyer-Windshuttle caugt in the exhibition light, while listening to the talk by Yi Wen Hsia from World Press Photo. Photo: Søren Pagter.
The day ended with the official opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in Denmark, where former DMJX-student, Heba Khamis gade a touching opening speech, which made everybody listen silently. Heba Khamis talked, among others thing, about the importance of photojournalism to build a bridge between cultures.
Heba Khamis gave the opening speech at the World Press Photo exhibition at Politiken. Photo: Søren Pagter.