Anders Birger | About Me
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I am a London based documentary photographer and educator with more than 10 years experience within the world of photojournalism and documentary photography. I specialize in new forms of communication within visual media.

 

My own practice revolves around visual storytelling in documentary. The work itself has a strong humanistic focus, as I’m interested in human society and the impact we have on our environment and each other. I come from a photojournalistic background, however since finishing my MA in Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, my photography is now more observant. Instead of taking pictures in the situation, I take pictures of the situation.

 

I’ve found myself working in most areas of the world. My latest long-term project revolves around the Syrian civil war where I have been travelling extensively since 2011. This work has been published in several magazines and newspapers, exhibited at a range of galleries and finally as a self published book funded by the Danish Cultural Institute for presentation at CPH:LITT, the literature festival of Copenhagen.

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Education

Jan 11 – Dec 11 London College of Communication
Master of Arts – Photojournalism and
Documentary Photography (Distinction)
Sep 03 – Oct 08 Danish School of Photojournalism BA (Hons) in Photojournalism

 

Professional Practice

2008 – Present Freelance Documentary Photographer
– Corbis Images (Picture Agency, Editor, Catherine Van Veen)
– Demotix (Picture Agency, Editor, Corey Pein)
– Amnesty International (Editor, Ole Hoff-Lund)
– Scanpix (Editor, Bodil Nygaard Jensen)
– Børsen (Danish Daily, Editor, Sofia Wraber)
– Information (Danish Daily, Editor, Sigrid Nygaard)
– Metroxpress (Editor, Jonas Kuld Ratje)
– Carlsberg (Dan Mikkelsen)

Teaching Experience

2013 – Present London College of Communication Tutor in documentary photography

Taught a highly successful short-course in documentary photography at London College of Communication. Due to popularity, this course has been chosen to pilot a new online initiative for LCC.

2013 – Present The National Portrait Gallery

Taught a documentary photography course on the young peoples program.

2011 – Present Guest Lecturer
Guest lecturing at a range of institutions such as Kensington & Chelsea College, The Photographers Gallery, CPH:LITT and Photo Forum London.

 

Previous Work History

2005 – 2006 Staff Photographer
Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Malmø, Sweden

2006 – 2009 Staff Photographer
Fyens Stift, Odense, Denmark

2009 – 2011 Staff Photographer
B.T., Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibitions