Anders Birch is a Danish award-winning freelance photojournalist & documentary filmmaker.
Together with Jakob Vølver he has directed, filmed and edited the two tv-documentaries: “Vi er Jens Jensen”, United Production, TV2, and “Danmark på prærien”, United Production, DR1.
He has previously worked for Strix Television, Mastiff, STV and Partisan Pictures, New York. Today he works as a photographer and a director for United Production in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here he has worked on several tv-series, such as: “Blok på Bistand”, DR1, “De unge truckere”, DR1, “De unge brugtvognsforhandlere”, DR1, “Holder Danmark i live”, TV2, “Løvens hule”, DR1, “Alt for meget velfærd”, DR2.
As a still photographer, his photo essay: “Hometown”, about George W. Bush, won the “Scanpix-prize” and a “Kravling” for best photo story. He was nominated for “Best Photographic Book” at New York Photo Festival.
He has worked as freelance photojournalist for newspapers and magazines like: Politiken, Euroman, The Independent on Sunday, Science Illustrated, Welt am Sonntag, Ud & Se and many others.
He has also great experience as a photography teacher and lecturer.
Zulu Awards 2016 ‘Most original show’ (‘Vi er Jens Jensen‘, United Production) – nominated
Årets Pressefoto 2015 ‘Long format of the Year’ (‘Vi er Jens Jensen‘, United Production) w/Jakob Vølver – winner
Tv-prisen 2015 ‘Best new format’ (‘Blok på Bistand’, United Production) – nominated
Tv-prisen 2015 ‘Best reportage series’ (‘Blok på Bistand’, United Production) – nominated
Tv-prisen 2014 ‘Best documentary’ (‘Danmark på Prærien‘, United Production) – nominated
Årets Pressefoto 2014 ‘Documentary Videographer of the Year’ (‘Danmark på Prærien – tilbage til Elk Horn’, United Production) w/ Jakob Vølver – winner
Årets Pressefoto 2013 ‘Documentary Videographer of the Year’ (‘Danmark på Prærien‘, United Production) w/ Jakob Vølver – winner
Årets Pressefoto 2012 ‘Documentary Videographer of the Year’ (‘A Leaf Falls to the Sky‘, Alphaville) w/ Didde Elnif – winner
Robert 2012 ‘Short Documentary of the Year (‘A Leaf Falls to the Sky‘, Alphaville) w/ Didde Elnif – nominated
Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies, The New School in New York City
Bachelor’s Degree in Photojournalism at The Danish School of Journalism
Fatamorgana – The Danish School of Art Photography