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Jan Møller Hansen

Jan Møller Hansen (b. 1964) is a self-taught photographer, who works with visual story telling and social documentary. He has undertaken documentary photography work in Bangladesh, Nepal and South Sudan, where he lived and worked as a senior diplomat, and development/humanitarian aid specialist. Jan Møller Hansen has won first and second prices in international competitions for his documentary and photojournalistic work. His photography projects share a profound interest in human rights, dignity and the belief that everyone has the right to be recognised as a human being, regardless of social background, family relations, or living conditions. He has worked in Nepal (1991-1995, 2013-2016), Vietnam (2000-2004), Bangladesh (2007-2012) and South Sudan (2017-2018) and in many other countries in Asia and Africa.

Neither Man nor Woman

The transgenders in Bangladesh, and in other parts of South Asia, are locally known as Hijras. In the West, they…

Photo Essays

Bhukhampa Nepal

Bhukhampa Nepal, photo essay by Jan Møller Hansen Nepal was hit by two strong earthquakes on 25. April and 12.…

Photo Essays

The Last Hunters and Gatherers of the Himalayas

The Rautes, who call themselves Kings of Forests, subsist on langur and macaque monkeys, wild yams, rice and a few…

Photo Essays

Urban Refugees in Nepal

It is well known that Nepal is home to some 20,000 Tibetan refugees, who came to the country after China…

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