Nanna Navntoft (born 1988) is a Danish documentary photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Canon ambassador (2020). 

Her work deals with social topics, which she mainly explores through intimate portraiture. After graduating with a bachelor in geography, she started studying photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). As part of her education she worked at the Danish daily, Dagbladet Politiken for 18 months. She then studied abroad at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). In January 2020 she graduated from DMJX and is now working freelance. 

Besides working with personal projects, she is available for commissioned portraits and documentary assignments.

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Bursaries and prizes

2020 - Danish Arts Foundation (Production)

2020 - Kravling / 1st prize 

2019 - Danish Picture of the Year / 1st prize / Long term project

2019 - Ritzau/Scanpix Prize / Best BA-Project 

2019 - The 6x6 Global Talent Program / Nominee

2019 - College Photographer of the Year / Gold / Portrait

2019 - College Photographer of the Year / Award of Excellence / Illustration

2019 – Information’s Fotopris / 2nd prize

2018 - International Photojournalism Festival Vilnius PHOTO Circle / Finalist

2018 - College Photographer of the Year / Silver / Interpretive Project

2017 - Danish Picture of the Year / 1st prize / Daily Life

2017 - College Photographer of the Year / Award of Excellence / Domestic Picture Story

2017 - College Photographer of the Year / Award of Excellence / Feature

2017 - Selected for Canon Students Masterclass Workshop at Visa pour l'image in Perpignan

2017 – Information’s Fotopris / 2nd prize

2016 - Danish Picture of the Year / Finalist / Portrait

2016 - College Photographer of the Year / Silver / Multimedia Project

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Group exhibitions

2020 - Young Danish Photography 2020, Fotografisk Center

2019 - Danish Picture of the year, The Black diamond

2019 - STATUS:19, Viborg and Copenhagen

2018 - A Series of Contradictions by Forgetful Number, The Hague

2018 - International Photojournalism Festival Vilnius PHOTO Circle

2017 - Danish Picture of the year, The Black diamond

2017 - Copenhagen Photo Festival - Life Exposed 

2016 - Danish Picture of the year, The Black diamond 

2016 - Copenhagen Photo Festival: Picture The Music

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Clients

Politiken, National Public Radio (NPR), Information, Dagens Næringsliv, Dagbladet.no, Bonnier Publications, Københavns Kommune, Magasinet Sceneliv

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Contact information

Tel. +45 26 81 81 11

E-mail: nannanavntoft@gmail.com

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