Mette Lampcov is a freelance documentary photographer from Denmark, and is currently based in the greater Los Angeles area.

She studied fine art in London, England and after moving to the United States 10 years ago, studied  photography and journalism at UCLA. Her personal work includes projects about violence against women around the world and undocumented migrant workers in California.  She is currently concentrating on a long term project about water and climate change in California; how climate change and water affects different socioeconomic groups and the landscape surrounding them. 

-This project is part of a 3 year mentorship with Ed Kashi and James Estrin.

-She is an 2018 Adobe Rising Stars of Photography.

Her work has appeared in:

New York Times - California today- Heat wave's triple treat

BuzzFeed - California's Trees Are Dying At A Catastrophic Rate

Open Society Foundation Instagram- UN violence agains women 16th Nov.

Buzzfeed-  This is what it's like to live with toxic tap water in California.

Sydney Morning Harold - Good weekend magazine section

Photographers Forum Article- photography By Mette Lampcov
Malibu Magazine - We Need To Talk


Johns Hopkins University Feb 2018 - Part of 15 Stories of Hope, Change and Justice- 2018

Patton-Malott Gallery, Colorado Aug 21- 2018

She is a regular contributor on @everydayclimatechnage and has exhibited with them at :

Docudays UA, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kiev- 2017

Noorderlicht Fotogalerie in Groningen 2017 - Holland

Street level Gallery Glasgow 2018 - Scotland 

Presentation and talks

Soho House West Hollywood - Water to Dust:  A visual story of water and climate change in California.

She is fluent in Spanish, Danish and English.


Iphone award 2en place -IPA 2015 One Shot: Home Honorable Mention
-IPA 2014 Honorable Mention-People
-IPA 2013 Honorable Mention-Editorial

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