Bjarke Myrthu

founder and CEO Storyplanet.com, Denmark

Bjarke Myrthu is founder and CEO of Storyplanet.com - a toolbox for creating engaging multimedia content in an easy way. Photographers, designers, bloggers, teachers, and other creatives use Storyplanet to produce a broad range of interactive content, from documentaries to slideshows, infographics and e-learning. Myrthu runs Storyplanet together with co-founders Pete Barr-Watson, Joichi Ito, and Mohamed Nanabhay.

Early in his career Myrthu moved from newspaper reporting to experimenting with innovative digital story formats. After creating a series of award-winning interactive documentaries, he took on a job as executive editor with Magnum Photos, where he co-founded Magnum In Motion and headed digital development with Claudine Boeglin and Mark Lubell.

Myrthu is also a frequent lecturer and director of workshops at conferences, events, and educational institutions worldwide, such as the Reasons To Be Creative festival in the UK, the Re:Publica conference in Berlin, and the Noorderlicht photography festival in the Netherlands. He has also judged for numerous multimedia and photography competitions.

After seven years in New York, Myrthu recently returned to his home city of Copenhagen, and currently divides his time between Copenhagen, London, and New York.

World Press Photo involvement

Bjarke Myrthu

© Casper Dalhoff

Contact details

Country:
Denmark
Organization:
Storyplanet