Mads Nissen (39) More files...
Danish b.1979



The same year Mads Nissen graduated with a distinction in Photojournalism from the Danish School of Journalism he also won two Danish Press Photo awards, a POYI Award of Excellence, and exhibited his personal project AMAZONAS at Arles.



Having already, participated in the World Press Photo seminar for young photographers in Manila and exhibited for Visa Pour l'Image, Mads was no stranger to success and has since received further accolades. In 2009 he took part in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass and has a clutch of POYI awards and multiple Danish Press Photo first prizes (five in 2010 alone, including Photographer of the Year) to his name. In 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation grant.



Cecilie lies with Victoria at Annapurna Neurological Institute in Kathmandu.
Victoria undergoes various examinations at the Annapurna Neurological...
A CT scan of Victoria's head taken at the Annapurna Neurological Institute in...
Cecilie shows's Victoria what she looks like in a mirror at the Annapurna...
Cecilie sleeps next to Victoria at Annapurna Neurological Institute in...
Victoria is surrounded by surgeons as she is taken to the operating theatre to...
Cecilie touches a feverish and exhausted Victoria lightly on the nose after an...
Cecilie cries as she departs Annapurna Neurological Institute to go to the...
An aerial view of the Amazon - From the photo story 'Fever, Gold Fever'
Alves do Silva shows his gold teeth, made from gold which he found himself. He...
From the photo story 'Fever, Gold Fever'
Driven by the gold fever Venicius Perfira de Sousa came to Eldorado do Juma...
A garimpiero - the Brazilian name for a gold prospector - was cut by a machete...
Angela lies on a bed, she works as a sex worker in Apui, the nearest village...
A drink is poured over a venomous snake which has entered a bar.
A man waving a pre-Gadaffi era Libyan flag stands on a burning tank that had...
A boy has the pre Gaddafi Libyan flag painted onto his face at the rebels'...
A man and child ride on a horse with a pre Gaddafi Libyan flag as 'The army of...
A rebel fighter takes aim with an RPG near the frontline in Ajdabiya. On 17...
A child mourns at a mass funeral for approximately 20 people who died on the...
Men mourn at a mass funeral for approximately 20 people who died on the...
A Libyan soldier helps a woman carry her children as he helps to process...
A young boy stands in the living room of a house that was partly destroyed by...
Multiple babies in single incubators in the maternity ward at Jose Fabella...
A crowded street in the shanty town of Santo Nino where the Esponilla family...
A boy swims in the shanty town of Santo Nino. People in this area live in...
The Esponilla family sleep in their house in Santo Nino, Manila. Bhona and...
A young man spends time alone on the rooftop in the shanty town of Vitas. This...
20 year old Danish constable Michael lies on a hospital bed at Camp Bastion...
An aerial view of the mountains surrounding Kabul.
A fearful girl holds her hands to her face at the Bazar-e Gharbi girls school.
A woman's light blue burqa flutters in the wind as she walks through a...
An unmaned machine gun mounted on the cargo door of a Chinook helicopter that...
A river at dawn in the 'untouchable zone' of Yasuni National Park.
A woman carries a bunch of bananas on her back. From the long term personal...
Two people kiss in la Mariposa community in Iquitos.
A man sleeps at a bar in Belen Bajo in Iquitos.
An indigenous woman poses in the Maraca Yanomami community on the Siapa River.
A Huito boy floats on a plastic lid in a pond in Communidad Km 11.
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