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Réalisateur/trice Photographe Producteur/trice Anthropologue Scénariste Directeur/trice de la photo

Christian Vium

Danemark

Français

Anthropologue, photographe et réalisateur danois.
Il est au Département d’Anthropologie de l’Université de Copenhagen. Il a co-réalisé MANENBERG (2011) avec son épouse Karen WALTORP. Ils sont producteurs avec WALTORPVIUM.

English

Christian Vium is Danish Anthropologist, Photographer and Documentarist.

Born in Aarhus 1980, Denmark (DK)
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark (DK)


Education
2009-­
Ph.D. Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (DK)

2009
MA, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (DK)
& Université de Paris VII (FR)

2007
MA, European Master’s Degree in Human Rights & Democratisation,
EIUC (IT) & Université de Montpellier (FR)

Work Experience
2000-­2011
Assignments as anthropological researcher, photographer, director and assistant on documentary projects in countries like : Afghanistan
(2003 & 2004), Australia (1999, 2000 & 2001), Brazil (2005),
Burma/Myanmar (2006), China (2006 & 2008), Kosovo (2006), Mali
(2001 & 2006), Mauritania (2001, 2004, 2006, 2009 & 2010), Senegal (2001, 2006 & 2009), Sierra Leone (2009), South Africa (2006, 2007,2008 & 2009) as well as throughout the European continent.

Prizes & Awards
2011
Winner of the 2011 Anthropographia Award for Human Rights, with
the Photo Essay CLANDESTINE.

2009
2nd Place in the Deeper Perspective Award of the IPA 2009 (Pro) with
the Photo Essay CLANDESTINE.

2009
Nominated for the Prix Pictet 2009 with the Photo Essay NOMAD_SCAPES.

2009
Semifinalist in the Dorothea Lange
– Paul Taylor Prize

2009 with the project MANENBERG.
2009

5 Honorable mentions in the General News Category, PX3
– Prix de la Photographie,
Paris 2009.2009 1st Prize Portrait, The PGB Photo Award 2009.

2008
1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize in General News, Political Issues and Portraits
sections, IPA 2008 (student section).
2008 Canon Explorer
of Light Award 2008 for the project MANENBERG.
2008 Best Student Work, PDN Photo Annual 2008 for the project MANENBERG.
2008
2 bronze awards, International Aperture Awards 2008.

2007
Grand Prix du Paris Match
Étudiant
2007
for the project MANENBERG.
2007
1st Prize, Images of Social Inclusion 2007.

2006
1st Prize, Visualising Democracy 2007 for the project MANENBERG. Working grants and stipends from among others Danida
(the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
(2006 & 2009),
DFI (The Danish Film Insititute) (2007),
The University of Copenhagen (2006),
Nordic Film Foundation (2008),
Danish Film Directors
(2008 & 2009).

Filmography

2010
MANENBERG (« 58 »)
(with Karen Waltorp)
Co-­‐Director, cinematographer, stills & esearch.
www.manenberg-­‐themovie.com

2010
Jew-­Man Business (« 37 »)
(with Maya Mynster Christensen & Mats Utas)
Co-­‐Director & cinematographer and sound. www.jewmanbusiness.com

2008
Testimony (« 4 »)
Director, Cinematographer, stills & Research.

2007
Afghan Muscles (« 58 »)
(by Andreas M. Dalsgaard)
Original Idea, B-­‐photographer, stills and research.

2007
Borderland (« 28 »)
(with Knud Brix, Maximilian Westphal, Kristian Djurhuus & Anders Christian Rasmussen)
Co-­‐Director, 2nd Camera Unit, stills & research.

2006
Mamadou (« 12 »)
(with Kristian Djurhuus)
Co-­‐Director, stills & research.

2006
The Adventurers (« 28 »)
(by Janus Metz)
Assistant Director, sound, stills & research.

Solo Exhibitions
2005 Siggfred’s, Aarhus (DK)
2005 Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus (DK)
2004 Ricco’s, Copenhagen (DK)
2003 Siggfred’s, Aarhus (DK)

Group Exhibitions
2011 Zoom Festival, Pulperie de Chicoutimi Regional Museum, Saguenay (CA)
2011 New York Photo Festival, New York (US)
2011 Flux Laboratory, Geneve (CH)
2009 Best of show, the PGB Photo Award, Stockholm (SE)
2008 IPA Best of Show, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York (US)
2007 UNFAIR, Copenhagen (DK)

Lectures & Teaching
University of Copenhagen (DK)
University of Aarhus (DK)
Aarhus School of Architecture (DK)
Danida (Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Language Skills
Danish, English, French (fluent), German (medium level) and Spanish (Intermediate).
Currently studying Arabic.