“To look for the unfinished – my images often contain elements not really falling into the right place.
There is an unevenness that often embraces flaws, faults and errors – pointing in the opposite direction of what one could call eye-candy”.
After graduating from the Danish School of Journalism in 2006 –
Thomas Nielsen went directly to New York to work as an intern for Magnum Photos as a multimedia producer. An opportunity presenting itself after winning a 1st Prize in Danish POY for the essay Min Faster Valborg.
Upon returning to Denmark Thomas Nielsen works for various newspapers and magazines as a freelance photojournalist.
From 2010-2014 he has been an external lecturer at DMJX, Aarhus where I have been teaching 7. semester students and International Classes. Furthermore he is part of the DMJX corps of external examiners (2014-2023).
Thomas Nielsen works with portrait and reportage and is available for assignments for Newspapers, Magazines and Corporate Communication.
3rd Place 2019 Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Sport category / W: The Big Score
1st Prize Danish Photo of the Year Contest 2018 / W: Skål og skide være med det
Shortlist Copenhagen Photo Festival 2019 / W: Photo City 2019
2nd Prize Danish Photo of the Year Contest 2008 / W: Wafic Konia
1st Prize Danish Photo of the Year Contest 2007 / W: 36 minutters farvel
1st Prize Danish Photo of the Year Contest 2005 / W: Min Faster Valborg