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I am a Copenhagen based photographer and researcher. My background is interdisciplinary and relates to both poetic expression and research agendas. My work situated in the intersection of photography, visual research, storytelling and design. I work with both long term personal fine art projects as well as socially engaged and participatory research based image-making. I am currently working on a personal photo project related to identity and becoming, childhood and grief. I am furthermore engaged with the research and teaching on photography in relation feminist techno science, social design and participatory practices.



| BIO |

I have a Ph.D. in Photographic Design Anthropology (2018) from The Royal Danish Academy. Schools of Design, Achitecture and Conservation. The Ph.D. project has been  funded by KEA. School of Design & Technology. I hold an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures, from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MA in Visual Communication from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. School of Design (KADK).

During my studies at KADK I did a years exchange study atRhode Island School of Design studying photography and illustration. I am a member of Urban Photographers Association. An association for photographers engaged in raising questions about how photography speak to debates within urban ethnography and visual arts practice


| EDUCATION |

2013-2018 PhD project. Photographic Design Anthropology. Becoming through diffractive image-making and entangled visions. A collaboration between KEA. Copenhagen School of Design and Technology and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. School of Design. Denmark. 

2014 Visiting scholar. Parsons. The New School. NYC. US. Six weeks. Exploring transdisciplinary potentials of fine arts photography, social research and design practices.

2010-2012 MA, Photography. Goldsmiths, University of London. UK

2003-2004 Photography and Illustration. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US. One year exchange

1999-2005 MA Visual Communication with a focus on photography, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. Denmark


| SELECTED EXHIBITIONS | 

2017 Charting The Invisible. Apt Gallery, London, UK.
(censored group exhibition)

2017 
Far and Wide. Cutting together-apart. Visual sociology exhibit. Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Canada (exhibition of work from my PhD project)

2017 Copenhagen Photo Festival, Cutting together-apart, DK (exhibition of work from my PhD project)

2016 Copenhagen Photo Festival, DK (censored group exhibition)

2015 Movement, Bogotá Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia (censored group exhibition)

2015 Streetopolis, W83 Gallery, New York, US (censored group exhibition)

2014 Movement, Silverprint Gallery, London, UK (censored group exhibition)

2013 Adrift, Gallerie Ruberl, Vienna, Austria (To (un)veil and envision)

2012 Adrift, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK (To (un)veil and envision)

2010 Urban Tracers, Photomonth, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK (To (un)veil and envision)

2010 Copenhagen Photo Festival, DK (censored group exhibition)

 


| PUBLISHED IN |

2018 The Year, Copenhagen 2018 (April), Blankt Papir, ed. Julia Mejnertsen (upcoming) 

2017 Charting The Invisible. UPA

2012 To (Un)veil & Envision, The Velvet Cell. 

2010 Here Happiness Resides, Stella Magazine


| SELECTED ARTIST TALKS & SOCIAL RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS |

2017 Artist talk (in dialogue with Jana Romanova) on Cutting together-apart, Photo City, Copenhagen Photo Festival, DK

2017 Artist talk between Sokaina (one of the immigrant girls particpating in my PhD project) and I on our collaborative photographic work (Cutting together-apart) Copenhagen Photo Festival, DK

2016 Photography + (Con)text, UCL, London

2016 Fan Out, CFW, Copenhagen, DK

2014 Design Anthropology Network, KADK, Copenhagen, DK

2013 ISA, International Sociological Association, Visual Sociology Working Group, Yokohama, Japan

2013 Nordes, Doctorial Consortium, KADK, Copenhagen, DK

2012 IVSA, International, Visual Sociology Association, New York, US


| TEACHING, WORKSHOPS, SUPERVISION | 

At KEA Copenhagen School of Design & Technology I teach courses and workshops in photography & field engagement, image-making & identity and visual storytelling.

I do photographic work as part of comunity building and therapeutic practices. I have worked with young immigrant girls and people with dementia.

I furthermore supervise personal photographic projects.


| SOCIAL LINKS |

www.instagram.com/lenehalds

www.facebook.com/lene.hald