First prize in the Danish Press Photography of the Year

 
On Friday the 6th I received first prize in the Danish Press Photography of the Year in the category Reportage Denmark for pictures from the first part of my story A star in the Sky about the little girl Vibe and her fight against a brain tumour. Thank you to Vibe and her family for letting me into their lives and to Ekstra Bladet for giving me the chance to tell the story.

The Funeral

Mohammad Hashem, 39 year old pizza baker and father from Burma, was attacked on December 5th 2008 without warning by a group of young Danish men. They stabbed him and his friend Jamal Uddin repeatedly. Mohammad was killed while Jamal survived. The brutal and meaningless killing happened on Kastruplundgade in Kastrup, Copenhagen.
It is suspected that the assault was racially motivated. Mohammad leaves his pregnant wife Farhana Islam and their son Isam Hashem Islam behind.

The Bikers part 2

United MC consists of two sister clubs, one on Amager in Denmark, and one in Karlskoga in Sweden.
Every winter and every summer there is a party in the club in Sweden, and some of the guys from the club on Amager go there to party, hang out, and relax.

Before the Cyclone

In November 2007 the extremely powerful cyclone Sidr swept over Bangladesh leaving behind it a path of destruction, and killing more than 3000 people – some say even more than 10,000. Especially the southern areas of the country were severely affected.
This is the life that was before the cyclone struck. Without a doubt many of the people in the pictures lost their homes, their crops were destroyed, friends and relatives of theirs were injured or killed, or they even lost their lives in the cyclone. Even so, the people of Bangladesh have countless times before overcome disasters, some even worse than this one, and they will this time again.

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Welcome to the new website!

Finally it’s ready – so welcome to my new website designed by Sofus Comer. Feel free to browse around, hope you like what you see. 
Captions will be shown when holding the cursor over the pictures. You can use arrow keys to navigate between images. Any comments can be posted in the contact section….    
🙂 Thomas