Lars is an independent freelance photojournalist/photographer, educator, webdesigner and.
Being a photographer people in the photograph is Lars’  core competence, passion and strength. 


• Solving photographic assignments 
• Development of ideas of photojournalistic products
• Teaching in photojournalism at university level 
• Coaching and providing guidance as picture editor
• Project management in relation to photographic products
• Building WordPress webpages

Photographer and photojournalist Lars Bertelsen graduated as a photojournalist from The Danish School of Journalism (DMJX) in 1997. He’s been working as a photographer, photojournalist and teacher in Denmark since then. He’s been employed as staff photographer at the Danish broadsheet newspaper Jyllands Posten and at the Danish news magazine The Engineer (Ingeniøren).
Lars has traveled in many countries on assignment for various organizations and on his own initiative, and he has photographed people of all social classes all over the world.

During several years Lars has been an external lecturer at The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). Head of the department for photojournalism at DMJX Søren Pagter writes about Lars Bertelsen:
For more than ten years Lars Bertelsen has been a one of the guest lecturers at the world famous Photojournalism Programme at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. He has been teaching in several topics like photoshopping, personal reportage and magazine story telling. Every time with a great impact on the students. I can highly recommend working with Lars Bertelsen.

Lars received in 1999 first price in the Danish Press Photo of the Year competition with the image of a young man getting drafted to become a soldier – see the photo and many others in the PROJECTS section. 
Lars Bertelsen is a member of BAM, which is an association of 61 of Denmark’s best reportage, portrait and art photographers – see photos at and buy photos at

Lars Bertelsen lives at Frederiksberg, Copenhagen area in Denmark, and has two beautiful children adopted from Bolivia.

Get in touch with Lars Bertelsen:


Holger Danskes Vej 58, 3. tv.
2000 Frederiksberg

t +45 20144830