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Camilla Stephan's father works as a freelance photographer  and when Camilla was a little girl, she often went with him on asignments. And his camera constantly hit her in the head because it hung at her height. She first began to photograph herself during a stay at a design college in 2001. She continued at a media school, followed by the famous photography school Fatamorgana in Copenhagen, where a teacher encouraged her to apply for the photojournalist education at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus. She was admitted in the first attempt. In February 2004, she started a one-and-a-half year internship at Politiken as part of the program. After graduating in 2006, she was employed as a photojournalist and picture editor at the daily 24timer. In 2008, she was employed as the office manager at Fatamorgana, and at the same time she started her work as a freelance photojournalist. She has subsequently been permanently affiliated with the newspaper MetroXpress, the magazine Vice and Media Bureau MediaMovers. In 2013, Camilla opened the creative office community Kopenhagen Colletive in the center of Copenhagen, and in 2014 she started as picture editor at the news agency Polfoto, and then became picture editor at Ritzau Foto. She started working with content creation in 2020 at PetLux and later joined Stræk&Bøj. She lives in Hellerup with husband Rasmus, who works as a magician and their two daughters Smilla and Maggie.

"A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it"

-Edward Steichen


2021 Content creator Stræk&Bøj

2020-2021 Content creator PetLux

2017 Picture editor Ritzaus Bureau

2014-2017 Picture editor Polfoto

2013 Founder Kopenhagen Collective

2011-2012 Photojournalist MetroXpress

2012-2013 Photojournalist Mediamovers

2008-2011 Office Manager Fotoskolen Fatamorgana

2008-2009 Photojournalist Vice

2008 Self-employed freelance photojournalist 

2007-2008 Picture editor Dagbladet 24timer

2006-2008 Photojournalist Dagbladet 24timer


2020 Content marketing masterclass KEA

2004-2005 Photojournalist Intern Dagbladet Politiken

2002-2006 Photojournalism Student Danmarks Journalisthøjskole

2002 Photography student Fotoskolen Fatamorgana

2001 Photography student Daghøjskolen Rampen

2001 Visuel communication Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole

2000 Linguistic student Frederiksborg Gymnasium


2020 Vickys vilde verden Politikens Forlag

2016 Langsom livsstil Rosinante

2016 Gravid yogabog Rosinante

2015 Mikkellers bog om øl Gyldendal

2015 Mor & baby i topform Politikens Forlag

2007 Min grønlandske familie Milik Publishing

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