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JOACHIM LADEFOGED

Based in Denmark

Portfolio

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    Kosova/ Gnijljane 25th of June 1999 Jumping A young Kosovar Albanian boy jumps into the artificial lake, outside the city of Gnijljane.
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    Kinshasa, Congo 150805 Solange is 25 years of age and a Sex worker in the Congo capital Kinshasa. She and 8 other sex workers are sharing a compound, where is one has there very tiny room about 6 m2. Here they live, eat, sleep and have sex with there clients. 2 Kids the age 5 and 7 are also living among them, the naboing kids are stopping by to say hello, and all in all it seems like prostitution is a normal thing for the kids. Curtains go down when men visit the girls and after 10 min. They come out and leaves in a hurry.
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    Albania - Portrait of the new police. At the start of January, the old police was thrown out of the port-city Vlora. In the start of April a new heavily-armed police force started to patrol the streets again.
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    Kentucky, Lexington USA 23/08-2005 Cheerleaders from University of Kentucky 14 times national champions, training at the university.
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    Portait of the Burmese oposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her bungalow in Rangoon, Burma.
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    Bodybuilding - The world of bodybuilding is, for some, a surreal vaudeville sideshow. For its participants it is a passionate way of life. Through the months and years of training there have been many sacrifices; no alcohol, no sweets, and no fatty foods. At the championships, image is the only thing that counts. Many of the bodybuilders have not eaten any salt for the past week. Salt attracts water, and it is vital that the muscles contain no water what-so-ever. A day before the judging the competitors eat rice cookies and take energy drinks laced with vodka. „The cookies suck the last drops of water from our muscles, the alcohol makes the blood run faster and the veins look bigger‰. To look good on stage they wear a tanning cream, in order for the shadows‚ to be seen more clearly. This has to be done five times to achieve the correct colour. As each coat takes thirty minutes to apply, many of the competitors sleep with the fake sun tan. In the final hours before the judging begins, the bodybuilders gather in the basement. The atmosphere is tense and the air is thick with sweat and the musty smell of cocao oil used to add shine to naked flesh.
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    Hong Kong, China.
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    Albania - Fassli Veisllari was killed by a stray bullet in Berat and leaves behind his wife and three kids.
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    Ballet dancer Wendy Whelan at the New York City Ballet
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    Damascus, Syria 290407 Iraqi Refugees wait their turn to register at the UNHCR registration center in Duma, 15 km north of Damascus. See Special instructions: No cropping that could result in identification, of these refugees.
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    Kentucky, Lexington USA 24/08-2005 Cheerleaders from University of Kentucky 14 times national champions, training at the university.
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    A boat is seen going to check lobster traps, LaPoile, Newfoundland, June. 28, 2003. For generations, families in fishing communities have survived off the bounties of the ocean. The family trade is passed from father to son, but it is a way of life that has now all but vanished and only a few fishing communities remain.
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    Washington/USA 070207 Washington Wizards Basketball player Gilbert Arenas in action against San Antonio Spurs. Spurs won 83-110. Gilbert scored 29 points but it was not enough to win the game.
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    Cadets are seen during a graduation ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011.
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    One year after Hurricane Katrina 17/08/2006 New Orleans, Preservation hall, St Peters st. 729 A man listening to Jazz music at the world famous Preservation hall, Housed in the French Quarter, built in 1750, the space has been a mecca and sanctuary of traditional New Orleans jazz since the early 1960's
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    People are seen during a graduation ceremony at California State University, Northridge, Calif., May 24, 2011.
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    Lights fill a house that stands above the water in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Nov. 4, 2003. Beyond being a source of food and a major draw for eco-tourism, the symbiotic relationship with the ocean gives the local Polynesian people a venue for sport and a lifelong playground where the temperature never drops below 24 degrees Celsius.
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    Tokyo/Japan April 2004 Shinjuku district, Tokyo.
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    Students are seen during a graduation ceremony at California State University, Northridge, Calif., May 24, 2011.
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    DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT MARCH 2003 Putting for par, at the seventh hole The European golf tournament DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC offers one of the world's most interesting and absurd golf courses. It was here, two years ago, that Tiger Woods tanked on the last hole in a duel with the local hero Thomas Bjørn. The competition lasts four days - full of concentration, frustration, quiet and determination. In a matter of days, the golf world was shocked earlier this year when Robert-Jan Derksen, an unknown Dutchman ranked 193, won the Grand Prize. With Tiger Woods gone, because of the looming war in Iraq, the spectators watched in awe as a relatively unknown golfer came out of nowhere to beat a crew of seasoned professionals and finish at the top of the podium.
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    Hong Kong, China.
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    Albania - Albania.
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    One year after Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Ninth ward 19/08/2006 House lying close to the Levee at the ninth ward looks like something similar to the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, all over this area close to the Levee you find destroyed homes, some places workers has removed everything leaving only a foundation. In many unsolved cases they had to leave the house standing there, since the owners has not claimed the house or they can not prove that this is there house. In many cases the original owner are no longer alive or relatives has moved in and has no legal paper or rights to the house.
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    The helicopter arrives twice a day with new supplies and fresh workers. The workers spend two weeks on the rig before they are rotated off for a break at home with their families. At night, the North Alwyn oilrig is a beacon of light on a sea of darkness. The two massive steel skeletons tower above the frigid North Sea waters; inside a few dozen men are hard at work. The work never stops on board the oil industries artificial island. Every day more than 31,000 barrels of oil are pumped up from under the ocean floor. When they are not drilling for oil and gas, the 160 men who call the rig home have their hands full with maintenance and safety drills. Nothing is left to chance. Once a week a catastrophe drill is simulated. The living quarters are virtually fireproof. And every worker must carry a gas detector at all times. Even the smallest leak or lapse in safety could be disastrous. For two weeks, the workers live on the platform owned by the French concern Total-Elf-Fina. In their spare time they watch movies, play computers, games or billiard and go to the gym. When their tour is over, a helicopter arrives from the mainland with the next shift of workers.
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    Students are seen during a graduation ceremony at Reed College, Portland, Ore., May 23, 2011.
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    Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka - Young men from Mullaittivu search for dead people and clean up the destroyed road around the village of Mullaittivu. The fishing village Mullaittivu, in the region controlled by the separatist Tamil Tigers, was one of the most devastated areas of Sri Lanka. More than 2000 people are believed to have died in this town alone. The entire village is flattened and looks like it was ravaged by years of war. 300 meters in from the beach, few houses remain. The village all but a ghost town, few people are to be seen anywhere. But slowly, as the days go by, more and more are coming back to see if they can save some materials from their homes. After two decades of ethnic fighting between the Sinhalese majority and the separatist Tamils, soldiers on both sides united in helping the island’s Tsunami refugees. But throughout the aid missions, a sense of tension hung in the air between the two groups.
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    Cadets are seen during a graduation ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011.
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    Dansk Pro Wrestling in Langå, Denmark.
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    Mitrovica - 2000. Albanian school kids look out of a window reflecting the Serbian side of Mitrovica
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    Tokyo/Japan April 2004 Train station at the shopping street, Harajuku, Tokyo.
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    Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, April 2004.
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