Jacob Ehrbahn

Country: Denmark 🇩🇰

Jacob Ehrbahn (1970) is a Danish photojournalist. He graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1993. In 2003 he was headhunted by the Danish daily national newspaper Politiken, which has long had a strong tradition in photojournalism excellence; he has been working there ever since. Over the years, Ehrbahn has covered prominent international news stories as well as the daily lives of people around the world. He is a persistent photographer who always gets close to the events he covers and portrays people at eye level. Since 2015 his main focus has been on covering stories about refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe.
Ehrbahn has received numerous awards for his work, including two World Press Photo awards, 11 POY-International awards, 12 NPPA Best of Photojournalism awards, 10 PDN Photo Annual awards and 11 SIPA Awards including 1st Prize in the Storyboard Category in 2016. In the Danish POY contest he has received 26 prizes over the years, including being named Photographer of the Year three times. In March 2021 Ehrbahn won 1 st place in the category Photojournalist of the Year in NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest. At the same time, he had his third photography monograph A DREAM OF EUROPE published with Dewi Lewis Publishing.