Today he works regularly for editorial clients such as The New York Times Magazine, TIME, MARE, and The New Yorker. Over the years Joachim Ladefoged has received numerous awards for his work from institutions such as Visa D’Or, World Press Photo, POYi, Eissie, and Agfa, as well as Picture of the Year in Denmark.
He has been named one of Photo District News’ 30 emerging photographers to watch and he has participated in the Joop Swart Master Class at World Press Photo. Next to his carrier as a photojournalist, he has worked for commercial clients such as NIKE, Siemens, Bang & Olufsen, Vestas wind power, TDC, Danske Bank, IBM, Pepsi, Johnnie Walker & Gatorade.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2nd Prize, Daily Life (Singles), 2003 3rd Prize, Peopl in the News (Singles), 1998 1st Prize, People in the News (Stories), 1998 PICTURE OF THE YEAR, US 1st Prize, Magazine Feature Picture Story, 2003 Award of Excellence, Magazine Feature Picture, 2001 Award of Excellence, Magazine Feature Picture Story, 2001 1st Prize, Magazine Feature Picture, 2001 3rd Prize, Global News Newspaper Story, 2001 1st Prize, Global News Magazine Story, 2001 Award of Excellence, Global News Magazine, 1999 Judges’ Special Recognition, Canon Photo Essayist, 1999 Judges’ Special Recognition, Canon Photo Essayist, 1998 PICTURE OF THE YEAR, DENMARK 1st Prize, Photographer of the year, 2015/16 1st Prize, Open Class, 1999/00 Recognition, Feature Story of the Year, 1997/98 1st Prize, News Picture of the Year, 1997/98 1st Prize, Press Picture of the Year, 1997/98 1st Prize, Daily Life Picture of the Year, 1996/97 1st Prize, Portrait of the Year, 1996/97 3rd Prize, News Story of the Year, 1995/96 1st Prize, Feature Story of the Year, 1993/94 OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Award of Distinctive Achievement, The Society of Publication Designers, US, 2005 Award of Excellence, The Best of Newspaper Design “SND no.22”, US, 2002 Hasselblad Grant, Sweden 2001 1st Prize, LAL Photographer of the Year, France, 2001 1st Prize, The Essie Award, Life Magazine, US, 2000 1st Prize, Best Magazine News Photo Essay, Life Magazine, US, 2000 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts, Photography, US, 2000 1st Prize, News Visa D’or, Perpignan Photo Festival, France, 1999 The Jury’s Special Award, Photo Festival in Gijon, Spain, 1999 1st Prize, AGFA/Bilderberg Prize fur jungen Bildjournalismus, Germany, 1999 Merit Award, Publication Designers for Photography, US, 1999 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, US, 1999.
In 2000 he published his first book ‘Albanians’ that pictures the turbulent life of the Albanians between 1997 and 1999. In February 2008 he published his latest monograph “Mirror” and in 2009
he directed the short film “Mirror” about bodybuilders.
With VII he has contributed to three major book projects: ‘Tsunami’, ‘Forgotten War: Congo’
and ‘VII – questions without answers‘.
Joachim Ladefoged has exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions all over the world
and is represented in the collection of the Danish Royal Library. Joachim Ladefoged is credited with being one of the driving forces behind the new wave of Danish photojournalism.