Photo courtesy of Magnus Holm
Magnus Holm was named College Photographer of The Year in 2012 while he was a student at The Danish School of Journalism. He is now interning at National Geographic working on a story about the fast changing culture of the Inuit people in Nunavut, Canada.
Q. Do you think that winning the competition helped you in your career?
A. Winning CPOY meant I got the opportunity of doing the internship at NatGeo which is probably the best thing that has happened for my career. It is an amazing opportunity to learn from the best in the field (both photographers and editors) and for me a very helpful experience in terms of getting to know the field outside of Denmark too.
Q. Do you think that being college photographer of the year influenced your personal approach to photojournalism?
A. I don't think that winning has changed my approach, but it has given me lots of experiences and I have met many interesting and inspiring people through it. I guess you could say it has helped me expand my horizon instead.
Q. What would be your advice to current photojournalism students?
A. I would advise them to go for the stories they find interesting, not what they think other people would have an interest in. It will show in your work.
Interview by Malte Kristiansen