I am a photographer, teacher and writer born 1990 in Copenhagen, DK. I hold an MA Photography & Society from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague where I now teach.

I engage with and observe my local and global communities personally and directly and invest enormous amounts of myself in looking with curiosity and empathy.

My work has been exhibited and published widely across Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany and The Netherlands.

+45 61 79 59 40

Representation by Selected Artists’ Works.
Member of The Danish Union of Journalists.


2020 MA Photography & Society, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
2016 BA (Hons.) Fine Art Photography, first class, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK)
2011 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism, International Center of Photography, New York (US)
2009 Fatamorgana, Danish School of Art Photography, Copenhagen (DK)

Selected exhibitions

2020 HRTLND, The Hague (NL)
2019 Grasshopper on the Dashboard, Leica Boutique, Copenhagen (DK)
2018 About Common Ground, SWG3, Glasgow (UK)
2018 I look at War (with Paula Duvå), Soiz Galerie, Passau (DE)
2017 Jeg ser på Krig (with Paula Duvå), Banja Rathnov Gallery, Copenhagen, (DK)
2016 About Common Ground, The Royal Danish Embassy, London (UK)

2020 Friction Atlas, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2019 Kolga Award, KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, Tbilisi (GE)
2019 Archetype, The Balcony, The Hague (NL)
2019 3 Rituals, Antenne, Copenhagen (DK), 2019
2018 (INTER)TWINE, Supernormal, Singapore (SG), 2018
2017 NV Live Lab, Copenhagen (DK)
2017 BLIXA Artzine, KN3, KUNSTFESTIVAL, Aalborg (DK), 2017
2017 New Contemporaries 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (UK)
2016 Jill Todd Award Show, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
2016 Ung Dansk Fotografi ‘16, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen (DK)
2016 Opposite Tendencies, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow (UK)
2016 Futureproof 2016, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie (UK)
2015 100 Editions, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen (DK)
2015 Hoamat Moi Zwoa, Haus zur Wildnis, Bavaria (DE)
2014 Århus Independent Pixels, Århus (DK)

Grants and awards

Adam Bruce Thomson Award
Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize
Jill Todd Photographic Award
Danish Embassy Art Prize
DJ:Fotografernes Ophavsretsfond
William Demant Fonden
Knud Højgaards Fond

(shortlisted) MACK First Book Award
(shortlisted) Andy Rocchelli Grant
(shortlisted) STAR Award
(shortlisted) Kassel Dummy Award
(shortlisted) Fiebre Dummy Award

Collections and sale

Public collections
Art in Healthcare

Studies in Photography

Printed Matter, Inc.

© MADS HOLM 2022