The mentorship program is first and foremost an online based program. Our intention is to help emerging photographers become better storytellers through coaching and personal feedback. If circumstances allow, we will of course also meet up to establish personal relationships plus help shape and advance a given story.
The mentorship program is free. The idea is to create a relationship between an assigned mentor and a mentee of mutual benefit.
Yes! The program is not a scheduled program as such but more like a partnership. We help you out with your projects and work when you need help and advice.
Yes you can.
We will accept one to three mentees in the first round. We might choose to accept more if we have capacity.
No. The mentorship program is intended for individuals only.
Probably not. We’re not the youngest bunch either! We are looking for emerging photographers who show potential regardless of sex, nationality and age
The mentorship program will be set up as small clusters of relationships between an assigned senior member of BFC and one mentee. Our ambition though is to include as many senior members as possible in the process.
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.