Honorable Mention / 2019 / Press / Political

WAR FAIR

  • Photographer
    Rasmus Degnbol
  • Credit
    Rasmus Degnbol / Redux Pictures

WAR FAIR is a personal project that examines the world of defence industry trade fairs. As the world yet again is rushing towards another arms race, and defence spending on a heavy rise, where are all these billions of dollars being spent? And how does the world of selling war actually look?

Over the last two years I’ve visited numerous of the large defence fairs, with thousands of exhibitors and guests its a world of its own, far away from any frontline and many times with combating countries visiting the same fairs. It’s a world where marketing is king and death is never mentioned.

Rasmus is an award winning visual artist focusing on worldwide political issues. He is a masterclass mentee at VII Photo Agency in New York (2014-2015) and a member of REDUX Pictures agency in New York.

He works with primarily with his own long term projects and is mainly known for pushing the limits of what photography is and can do.

Awards Lensculture Exposure Award 2017, Finalist.
PHmuseum Grant 2016 winner.
PDN Photo Annual 2016, Documentary/Photojournalism Winner.
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2016. First prize/Gold Press Political.
American Photography 33 (AI-AP), Winner.
IPA, International Photo Awards. 3. place, Editorial Political.
Sienna International Photo Awards (SIPA), Finalist.
Honorable Mention. VISURA Photojournalism Grant 2016.
Danish Picture of the Year 2015, Open Class Winner.
CCA Andratx 2016 Grant. Artists Fall Exhibition 2016.
Honorable Mention. VISURA Grant 2016.
International Color Awards, Aerial. Award of Excellence & Honorable Mention.