Mette Lampcov is a freelance documentary photographer from Denmark, and is currently based in Los Angeles.
She studied fine art in London, England and after moving to the United States 13 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 long term project about the climate crisis, a photographic account of
how climate change is affecting the people and landscape of California, she has worked extensively on drought, flooding,
wildfires and tree morality and public health issues connected to climate change.
"We are facing an existential threat to ourselves and our environment, and we need stories to understand the scope and breadth of the issues"
This project was part of a 3 year mentorship at Anderson Ranch with Ed Kashi and James Estrin.-
She is an 2018 Adobe Rising Stars of Photography.
Her work has appeared in:
- The Guardian - Delta smelt: the tiny fish caught in the California’s war with Trump - The Guardian - Beetles and fire kill dozen of “indestructible’ giant sequoia tress - The Guardian - This is not how Sequoias die. It's supposed to stand for an other 500 years. - The Guardian - Toxic America- Children are being poisoned’: California moms lead the way to pesticide ban. - The Phoblographer - Featured, interview and podcast about on going project Water To Dust
- New York Times - California today Heat wave's triple treat.
- BuzzFeed News -California's Trees Are Dying At A Catastrophic Rate.
- Society Foundation Instagram - UN violence against women 16th Nov.
- Buzzfeed - This is what it's like to live with toxic tap water in California.
- Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine
- Photographers Forum Article - Malibu Magazine - We Need To Talk
Exhibitions - Johns Hopkins University Feb 2018 - Part of 15 Stories of Hope, Change and Justice- 2018 - Patton-Malott Gallery, Colorado Aug 21- 2018
- ICP - taking in Images -2018
- World water Day - Photo Galleria Telemaco Signorini Porto Ferraio Elba, Italy. AUG 2020
Exhibitions with @everydayclimatechnage
- Docudays UA, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kiev-