LensCulture Awards:Portrait Awards 2014, Single Image Winner
Schools Attended:Högskolan for fotografie och Film, Gothenburg, SwedenAarhus University, candidate education Aesthetics and CultureSchool of Photography, Aarhus, Denmark
Photo Associations & Memberships:Getty imagesImage source
Ulrik Tofte was born in Denmark,1974, studied Photography and film at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Aesthetics and Culture at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has been working professionally for 10 years with international customers such as Getty Images and Cultura Creative in London. His work has been featured in publications and advertisements for clients such as NOKIA, Orange, Rabobank and many others.
Last year he decided to change the line of work by pursuing a more personal type of work. It is an effort, not for the truth, but an attempt to offer a different manner of perceiving. “I try to look beyond the person, searching for a universal feeling that the audience can relate to.
Awards in 2014:
PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014
-Gold, first prize in Fine art Category
-Gold, first prize in Portrature - Culture Category
-Silver, second prize in Portraiture - Children Category
-Silver, second prize in Book (Series Only) - Fine Art
-Bronze, third prize in Portraiture Category winners
-Bronze, third prize in Portraiture - Culture
Third price in Lens Cultures Portrait award.
Shortlisted for the Renaissance Photography Prize 2014
Exhibited in London in September 2014
Exhibited in New York Photofestival during Dumbo arts festival in October 2014.
IPA International Photography Awards 2014 - Honorable Mention in a Fine Art
MOSCAW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS - Honorable Mention in Children
Ultra-rapid technological changes in Africa — and especially Ghana — threaten the extinction of centuries-old traditions and lifestyles, as individuals embrace the dreams of a rising middle-class and pop culture.
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