BIOGRAPHY OF LAERKE POSSELT
Laerke Posselt (b. 1984) is an independent photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her documentary work focuses on contemporary social issues in Denmark and abroad.
Posselt has studied art and documentary photography at Fatamorgana and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. As part of her education, she underwent an 18-month internship as a photographer at the Danish daily, Politiken.
Her work has appeared in publications such as Politiken, Libération, Stern, Russian Reporter, Newsweek Japan and The Wall Street Journal, and she has been dispatched to Estonia, Spain, France, Egypt and Uzbekistan among others.
Posselt’s awards include a first prize in World Press Photo, a first prize in Pictures of the Year international and awards in the Danish Pictures of the Year as well as in UNICEF Photo of the Year.
Laerke Posselt is represented by the Scandinavian photo agency Moment.