Laerke Posselt (b. 1984) is a photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Posselt divides her time between long term exhibition projects and working on commission
for Danish and international media like The New York Times, Newsweek, Stern, Le Monde
and others. In addition, she teaches workshops at Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø and Fatamorgana,
is a faculty member at DIS Copenhagen and a censor at DMJX, The Danish School of Media
and Journalism where she also is a regular guest lecturer.

Posselt has received numerous awards including a first prize in World Press Photo,
a first prize in Pictures Of the Year international, prizes in PDN Photo Annual,
Danish Picture of the Year, Unicef Photo of the Year and the Danish Crown Prince Couple's
Rising Star Award.

Posselt finished her studies at Fatamorgana The Danish School of Art Photography in 2004 and
graduated with a BA in Photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism DMJX
in 2013. She was a member of the Scandinavian agency Moment from 2012 until she
joined Agence VU' in 2014.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

(GROUP SHOW) Willumsen og den kvindelige model – fra klassisk til queer, J.F.Willumsens Museum, DK, 26. January - 9. June 2019.

(GROUP SHOW) Selv-Iscenesat, Hofteatret, DK, June 2019.

(SOLO) Q* the queer project, Vandrehallen, Hillerød, DK, 26. June - 15. September 2019.

(SOLO) Q* the queer project, Varde Kunstforening, DK, 27. September - 23. November 2019.


MISC. UPCOMING

2018
- Eight works selected for permanent exhibition at Glostrup Hospital, DK.
- Contributing to the monthly photobook publication Året, København 2018. Release Dec 13th at Bladr, Griffenfeldsgade 27, 2200 Copenhagen.

2019
- Portfolio reviewer at Grundtvigs Højskole, Hillerød, DK.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Q*, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Apr-Sept 2017, Holstebro, Denmark.

Beautiful Child, Vestjysk Kunstforening, Ulfborg, 2015, Denmark.

Beautiful Child, Phototek-Esbjerg, 2015, Denmark.

Le Méjan, 2006, Arles, France. 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Q* the queer project, LUMIX festival, Hannover, Germany, June 2018.

Nowhere Near. Collaborative exhibition with Mads Greve at Kolga Tiblisi Photo Festival, Georgia, May 2018.

Q* Bending Gender, Vilnius Photo Circle, Vilnius, Lithuania, February 2017.

'Young Danish Photography', Four Boxes Gallery, Denmark. Jan-Feb 2017.

Bending Gender exhibited by Galerie VU' at Paris Photo, nov 2016.

'Young Danish Photography', The Centre of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov-Dec 2016.

The Spring Exhibition, the annual juried exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. March-April 2016.

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling / The Artists' Autumn Exhibition, the annual juried exhibition at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015 - January 2016. 

Suis Mon Regard. Galerie VU'. November 2015 - January 2016.

Menschenskinder. Lives of Children between Desire and Reality. Kunstkammer Rau, Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany. September 2015 - August2016.

Aarhus Independent Pixels Festival, Aarhus Academy of Arts, October 2015.

Lige Nu, Constitutional Act project commissioned by and exhibited at the Danish Parliament, Copenhagen, Summer 2015.

Danish Photography at the Photographic Museum of Humanity, 2014.

Festival della Fotografia Etica 2014, Lodi, Italy. 

Lumix Festival for young photojournalism 2014, Hannover, Germany. 

Personal Projects 2012, Øksnehallen. Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012. 

The photographers of Politiken present..., Ny Tap, Carlsberg. Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012. 

Female press photographers, Halmlageret, Carlsberg. Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012. 

Eyewitnesses 2011. Pressen, Politikens Hus, Copenhagen. 

Eyewitnesses 2010. Pressen, Politikens Hus, Copenhagen. 


GRANTS

Politiken-fonden 2012

Bikubenfonden 2014

The Danish Art Counsil, 2014

Vibedehusfonden, 2018

COLLECTIONS

2018 Glostrup Hospital, DK.

Private collections in France.


ARTIST RESIDENCY

Arctic Culture Lab, December 2016 - February 2017


AWARDS 

2014 - The Crown Prince Couple's Rising Star award / Kronprinsparrets Stjernedryspris. 

2013 - PDN Photo Annual 2013 / Photojournalism/Documentary. 

2013 - NPPA's Best of Photojournalism / Magazine Personality Profile or Lifestyle Story / 1st Prize . 

2013 - Danish Picture of the Year / International Reportage / 1st Prize . 

2012 - WORLD PRESS PHOTO / Portrait Singles / 1st Prize . 

2012 - Pictures of the Year International / Portrait Singles / 1st Prize . 

2012 - UNICEF Photo of the Year Award / 4th Prize . 

2012 - College Photographer Of the Year / Documentary / Bronze. 

2012 - College Photographer Of the Year / Portrait / Bronze. 

2011 - College Photographer Of the Year / Portrait / Gold. 

2011 - SND Scandinavia / Sektionsforsider / Bronze. 

2011 - SND / Multiple Photos Individual Portfolio A-Front / Award of Excellence. 

2011 - SND / Multiple Photos Individual Portfolio Feature / Award of Excellence. 

2011 - SND / Photography/Single Photos Portrait category / Award of Excellence. 

2011 - SND / Feature design pages Lifestyle / Award of Excellence. 

2010 - College Photographer Of the Year / Portrait / Silver. 

2010 - Danish Picture of the Year 2009/2010 / Domestic Reportage / 2nd prize. 


NOMINATIONS

2018 - Nominated for the Danish Picture of the Year 2017

2016 - Nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

2015 - Finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award with the ongoing project 'Yrkingar'

2015 - Nominee for the Felix Schoeller Award with the ongoing project 'Yrkingar'

2015 - Nominee for the Felix Schoeller Award with the ongoing project 'Gender Benders'

2013 - Nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 

2012 - Coup de Coeur de l’ANI 

2012 - Luceo Student Project Award finalist


ANTHOLOGIES AND CATALOGS

HER ER DK, Brøndums Forlag, 2017.

Ung Dansk Fotografi, exhibition catalogue, Fotografisk Center, 2016.

Menschenskinder, exhibition catalogue, Kunstkammer Rau, 2016.

Nordic Now! On contemporary Nordic photography, Filter, Objektiv & Photo Raw. Publisher Aalto, 2013.


MISC.

2017
Portfolio reviewer at Grundtvigs Højskole, Hillerød.

2017
Portfolio reviewer at KBH Film og Fotoskole

2017
In the jury of the Circle of Life Award at Vilnius Photo Circle.

2016
Portfolio reviewer at Grundtvigs Højskole, Hillerød.

2017
Portfolio reviewer at KBH Film og Fotoskole

2016
In the jury of Circle of Life and mentor and judge of the Photo Circle Homework Award, Vilnius Photo Circle.


EDUCATION

2013
Student at Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm XXVI. 

2008 - 2013
Bachelor from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, DMJX. 

Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Internship at the Danish daily newspaper Politiken. 

2005 - 2007
Studying Film and Media at the University of Copenhagen. 

2004
Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography. 

2003
Graduated high school, Ringkjøbing, Denmark.