At the 2. LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in 2010 he was one of the exhibiting photographers, this year Espen Rasmussen will return to the LUMIX Festival to give one of the eight lectures. Espen Rasmussen (b. 1976) is based at Nesodden, close to Oslo, Norway. He works as a photo editor in VG Helg — the weekend magazine of the biggest daily Norwegian newspaper VG. At the same time he is constantly working on his own photo projects. Rasmussen focuses specially on humanitarian issues and the challenges related to climate change. He is represented by Panos Pictures. In 2008 he was listed by Photo District News on the prestigeous PDNs 30 — New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. He has won numerous awards for his work, including two prizes from World Press Photo, several in the Picture of the Year international (POYi) and 36 awards in the Norwegian Picture of the Year, including Photographer of the Year in 2015. In 2007, Espen received 60.000 dollar from the Freedom of Expression Foundation to continue his long-term project on refugees and IDPs around the world, which was published as the book TRANSIT in 2011, as well as a major exhibition. Rasmussen is freelance lecturing photography at schools such as the Oslo University College and Bilder Nordic school of Photography and for the last five years, he has been one of three editors/mentors in Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP).