The Danish photographer Mads Nissen is the man behind the photograph selected as World Press Photo of the Year in 2021. It is the second time in his career that he achieves this.
The winning photo shows 85-year-old Rosa Luzia Lunardi from Sao Paolo getting her first hug in five months. This is done through a corona safe curtain.
Mads Nissen also won the main prize in 2015.
In September Mads Nissen is one of the tutors at NJC’s masterclass ‘The High North’, where the brightest young talents are invited to a unique, free-of-charge, workshop on life in the high north – The Barents region covering Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.