About me

Photo by  Thea Pedersen

Photo by Thea Pedersen

My Name is Rasmus Flindt Pedersen (b. 1981). I'm a freelance photojournalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. My current focus is on human interest stories and humanitarian photography but I’m available for all types of assignments internationally as well as in Denmark.

Compassion and curiosity towards other people drives me when it comes to photography. I love getting an insight into the lifes of people I’d otherwise never meet. I’ve photographed people under very different circumstances all over the world. Homeless teens close to my current neighborhood in Copenhagen, gold miners in Greenland,  the people of a small town in Alaska, refugees all over Europe and in Turkey and specialforces soldiers at the frontlines in Mosul. Everyone with a unique story to tell.  

I’ve been so fortunate to have won several national and international awards for my photography. For exampel in 2016 where I won an award for best foreign reportage in the Danish Photo Of the Year and in 2018 where I’ve won the main prize at the Danish Photo Of the Year, gold in Prix de la Photographie Paris and was named Editorial Photographer of the Year at the International Photography Awards.

I graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in photojournalism. Having studied media science prior to my bachelor and having specialized in tv production as part of my BA I'm fluent in both video and still images. To me it's the story that's important - not the medium. 

I work with a wide range of newspapers, magazines, organisations and corporate clients and my pictures have been published in international publications like The Wall Street Journal, Stern Magazin, The Washington Post and The Guardian and in Danish newspapers and magazines like Ekstra Bladet, Børsen, Politiken, Information, Jyllands-Posten and Euroman.



2019: Photographer of the Year, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA)
1st place in “War & Conflicts effects” at the State of the World competition.
Editorial Photographer of the Year, International Photography Awards.
1st place, International Photography Awards, Editorial-War/Conflict.
Gold and silver at Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris.
2018: 1st place, Editorial, General News, ND Awards.
2018: 3rd prize at the Sony World Photography Awards in Current affairs & News.
2018: Silver at Moscow International Foto Awards, MIFA.
2018: 2nd prize at the Istanbul Photo Awards in Single News.
2018: Winner of the Danish Photo of the Year (Årets Pressefoto).
2016: First prize in the Danish POY (Årets pressefoto, 2015/16) for best foreign reportage. 
2016: 3rd place, International Photo Awards, Editorial-General News.
2016: Part of the Daily Press exhibition at the Visa pour l'Image photo festival.
2016: Honorable mention at Moscow International Foto Awards, MIFA.
2015: Part of the Daily Press exhibition at the Visa pour l'Image photo festival.
2010: First prize in the Danish POY (Årets pressefoto, 2009/10) for best portrait. 
2010: Exhibition dedicated to the European year for combating poverty and social exclusion.
2009: Part of the Danish POY 2008/09 exhibition.

Working experience

2012 - present: Freelance photographer in Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 - 2012: Staff photographer at the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet (A seven month temporary position).


2007 - 2011: Studied photojournalism at The Danish School of Media and Journalism.
2009 - 2010: Internship at the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet.
2002 - 2006: Studied media science at the University of Southern Denmark.