Madsen has received numerous recognitions and awards over the years for his work in short film festivals and in competitions like POYi, Best of Photojournalism, Anthropographia Awards, China International Press Photo Contest and Freedom To Create Prize. Today, he primarily works as a freelance photojournalist and teaches advanced international storytelling workshops all over the world. Madsen holds a BA in photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism where he also is a regular contributor as a part time ass. professor in multimedia. Poul Madsen was a jury member of the 2012 World Press Photo Multimedia Competition
Today, Kastenskov’s focus remains on the development of an engaging narrative language for the inherently impatient online audience. Kastenskov holds a master in commercial photography from Media College Denmark and a BA in photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism – a school where he frequently appear as associate professor in multimedia and as appointed auditor of final exams apart from the daily work as a freelance photojournalist. In 2010 he joined the German non-profit multimedia Spill The Beans as member of the board. Kastenskov has worked as member of the jury in both the Swedish-, Danish- and Norwegian POY
In 2010 Uwe founded Aggreys Dream, a project supporting a school in a slum in Mombasa, Kenya, which became the blueprint for the establishing of the Freelens Foundation. Over the years he has received numerous recognitions and awards for his work including the German Reporter Award in 2011 and the Development Media Award 2013.
Uwe studied photojournalism in Hanover, Germany and with the support of a Fulbright grant at the Missouri School of Journalism. He also served on the jury of the Lumix Multimedia Award. Besides his photographic practice Uwe is teaching photography and multimedia storytelling at the Camera Arts program at Lucerne University, the Henri-Nannen-Schule and Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, the Freelens Multimedia Workshops, the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and the University for the Arts in Bremen.