Congratulations to Mathias Svold of the VII Mentor Program for being named Photographer of the Year in Denmark!
This photo is from a story about the people who live along the Whanganui River in New Zealand, made on assignment for National Geographic. Jack Cashmore is resting after he has hunted and killed a stag deer that he carried up a hill in Owhango, New Zealand. He uses the deer for food and it’s skin.
This past October, Mathias Svold of the VII Mentor Program spent a week on the loneliest road in America on assignment for National Geographic.
“Where the state of Nevada folds in half—from the elbow on its western arm at Lake Tahoe across to its Utah border—you’ll find the most direct route across the state. It crosses several communities, a handful of mountain ranges, a national park, and one reservoir, where bobcats, foxes, and wild horses roam free. There’s life, yes, but not a familiar way of life for many. It’s a place where the lines between John Wayne Westerns and everyday life blur, where ghost towns bleed into living ones. This is Route 50, the Loneliest Road in America.”
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Mathias Svold, born in 1991, is a documentary photographer based in Denmark. Besides pursuing personal long-term projects, he is working as a freelance photojournalist.
He has a strong interest in the relationship between humans and nature, and his work often investigates how climate, people, and communities affect nature. His stories aim to remind the viewers about our impact on nature as a society and often his work focuses on covering an area or theme telling small stories in a larger context.
Mathias graduated in 2017 from the Danish School of Media and Journalism’s four-year long photojournalism program where he interned for 18 months at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. His stories have been published in various media outlets such as The Washington Post, Feature Shoot, Politiken and Information.
In 2017, he was elected College Photographer of the Year and is nominated for the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass. Mathias’ work has been recognized by the PDN Photo Annual, College Photographer of the Year and Pictures of the Year in Denmark. His project “COASTLAND” will be published as a photo book in the fall of 2018 along with several exhibitions.
Mathias is mentored by Joachim Ladefoged.
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