MONTHLY UPDATE - JUNE 2018
This month Charlotte’s project A Chinese Game of Luck was published in the German magazine Mare. The story is published on 15 pages along side an article by German writer Jan Keith. The project is about the Special Administrative Region of China called Macau, which is Asia’s biggest gambling city. The photographic project from Macau was Charlotte's final diploma project from The Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Other great news for Charlotte: she is one of a few selected photographers who will participate at this year's Eddie Adams Workshop, which will take place in New York in October. Congratulations!
Mario worked on a story about a primary school in Brandenburg. The school, which is situated in a run-down area of Fürstenwalde, has seen an increase of new pupils because of the migration movements from 2015. Of the 280 pupils around 100 are from Syria which some German parents see as a threat to German culture. However without the increased numbers of kids, the school would have had to close down. Hendt is a teacher from Syria who went through a program called „Refugees For Teachers“ which after an intensive two year training allowed her to work as an assistant teacher at primary schools.
Mario Wezel for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
In the business district of Amsterdam, Marcel worked on a story about the Netherlands being a European tax haven. Due to low business tax laws, many international companies settle their European headquarters on Dutch soil and benefit from these slack regulations.
Marcel Wogram for The New York Times
In June, most of the MINT members gathered in Hannover, Germany for the sixth Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism. Like two years ago, we teamed up with the Goethe Exil crew and produced a photo projection which was shown at their party. The screening featured projects from 14 different photographers from all over the world.
As part of the festival, Christoph Bangert invited us to join a panel discussion with other collectives and creative groups. We discussed the value of photo collectives in the modern age.
We would like to thank you all for coming out to the party and the talk. We will see you in two years again!