Laerke Posselt

photographer, Denmark

Laerke Posselt was born in Denmark in 1984. She grew up on the west coast, and started photographing the natural world around her. After high school, she spent a year doing portraiture and experimenting in the dark room, then moved to Copenhagen, where she was admitted to Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art and Documentary Photography. After Fatamorgana, Posselt studied film and media at the University of Copenhagen, and at the age of 22, she started working as a freelance photographer, doing commercial jobs mainly for Danish magazines and record companies. Wanting to focus more on social issues and the human condition, and wanting to learn more, Posselt began studying photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, in Aarhus, in 2008. As part of her education, she underwent an 18-month internship at the Danish daily, Politiken. Posselt is currently in her final semester at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and will graduate in autumn 2012.

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Laerke Posselt

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