The journey so far

2018: Debut photo exhibition at DGI Byen, Copenhagen: “The Elements – an odyssey”

DGI exhibition Allan Kortbaek

2017: Promoted to Brand Activation Coordinator for momondo / KAYAK

Allan Kortbaek momondo

2017: Photo published in Politiken

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2017: One of my pictures was exhibited by The Danish Architecture Centre as part of their “Capture your city” exhibition at their headquarters in Copenhagen.

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2016: Hired by the Danish travel metasearch, momondo

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2016: Lidl, “En bid af Danmark – A bite of Denmark” – One of my pictures was featured on all Lidl packaging in Denmark



2016: Hired as a Freelance Journalist by The Danish Architechture Centre

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2015: Ted Talk at TEDxKEA: I gave a presentation to a crowd of over 400 people at The Black Diamond Library, Copenhagen. As a result of the talk, my NGO, Jengo, gained full funding for the completion of the construction of a school in Tanzania, complements of donations by, amongst others, Invisibobble

Click here to view my TEDx presentation


2015 : Featured in Bitchslap Magazine, a European skate and urban sports magazine, who did an article about my short documentary film, “Bryllup I Bushen” (“The Wedding in The Bush”)

“Allan’s intention was to “attract the attention of the privileged world to some of the problems of the less-endowed” essentially “a call to arms to promote the small actions from those in positions of privilege that can have major lasting impacts on the lives of others who do not have access to human rights”.


2015: I gave a speech to over 100 people at The Main Library in Copenhagen “Life in The Most Unequal of Epochs.”


2015: One of my pictures makes it into the Top 10 at The Oslo Plus Acumen Photo Auction in Oslo

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2015: Produced and directed “The Wedding in The Bush” – A documentary film for The Danish Foreign Ministry which won a grant as part of its funding

Watch The Wedding in The Bush here


2015: Master of Arts in Communication & Performance Design, Roskilde University (GPA 10 (Grade A)

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2015: Co-founded Jengo, an NGO that works with development in Tanzania. Jengo has since built schools, dissemenated knowledge on how to build DIY windmills for under $20, engaged in Albino protection efforts through community education

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2015: Official photographer, Sonar Copenhagen

See all my Sonar Copenhagen pictures here


2015: I travelled to Lebanon under the auspices of GAME Denmark with whom I worked on development projects in Beirut, spanning zones such as Burj el Barajneh and The Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, using urban culture as a catalyst for youth-led social change


2014: Hired as a Freelance Journalist by The Local Denmark,at the time, one of Europe’s largest English-language news networks

Click here for my portfolio, The Local

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2013: Hired as a Project Co-ordinator for GAME Denmark, a Danish NGO that uses street sports and urban culture as a catalyst for youth-led change with emphasis on leading efforts to provide opportunities for ethnic minorities to thrive in Danish society. GAME Denmark is now a Top 500 NGO globally.


2011: Hired as a Section Editor by The Copenhagen Post (at the time, Denmark’s largest English-language daily) Skærmbillede 2017-07-16 kl. 01.25.00Click here for my Copenhagen Post portfolio

2011: Co-founded The Papaya Magazine, Roskilde University’s first English-language online magazine




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