Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / People/Personality

Civil Defence Class

  • Photographer
    Ólafur Steinar Gestsson

Pupils of a public school in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, during a
Civil Defence Class. They learn military salutes, handling guns and

2018: Gaffa Photo Awards, Audience, 2nd prize

2018: International Photography Awards (IPA), General News, Honorable Mention

2018: The Paris Photo Prize (Px3), People/Personality, Honorable Mention

2018: Ritzau Scanpix Prize for best photojournalistic graduate project at DMJX

2017: CPOY, Sport Action: 2nd prize

2017: CPOY, Feature: 3rd prize

2017: CPOY, Spot News: 3rd prize

2016: Danish POY, Daily life: 1st prize

2016: CPOY, General News: Award of Excellence

Awards Ólafur is an Icelandic/Danish photojournalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ólafur work is focused on cultural og social issues and current affairs. Ólafur's work has been published in all major Danish newspaper and a range of foreign media.