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Commerce & Culture is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but many of our projects have been co-created with teams and individuals across Europa, Africa and the US. As an example, our upcoming platform, Africa Reframed, is being realized through the efforts of a larger geographically dispersed team. This means that we have developed an extensive network, with a wide range of expertise, that we can draw upon when identifying the right team constellation for a specific project. Below are our current team in Copenhagen.

Thomas Damgaard Founder and Director

Thomas Damgaard
Founder and Director

Stine Ruben Karpantschof Head of Partnerships and Communication SDG Images

Stine Ruben Karpantschof
Head of Partnerships and Communication
SDG Images

Bjørn Haldorsen Videographer and photographer.

Bjørn Haldorsen Videographer and photographer.

Ingeborg Eikill Creative Director and Graphic Design SDG Images

Ingeborg Eikill
Creative Director and Graphic Design
SDG Images

Wilfred Gachau Photographer and Workshop Director Africa Reframed

Wilfred Gachau
Photographer and
Workshop Director
Africa Reframed

 
 

To increase our capacity and drive development of our projects in the global south we are onboarding clients who can benefit from our strategic and creative services, and who acknowledge the importance of the SDGs. Being a value driven agency we attract talent who deeply understand that your initiative matters and as individual change-makers you can expect us to have a bold, courageous and solution oriented attitude combined with a engagement you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Feel free to contact us if you and your team wish to start a dialogue about how we can contribute to your SDG related project. Our area of expertise are:

Concept Development

Visual Content Strategy

Film and Photography Production

Visual Identity

Communication

Exhibition Design

Graphic Design

 
 
 

Commerce & Culture is purpose-led creative agency, we see imagery as a powerful tool to raise awareness and change perceptions. We create projects and solutions, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to leverage the power of visual content for strategic impact. We recognise that cross-sector partnerships is essential to accelerating progress on the SDGs and work with NGOs, Governmental, Commercial and Cultural Organizations, to achieve scaled impact.

We are a social enterprise that reinvest our profit in the continued development of sustainable projects and solutions that drive positive social and environmental change.

 
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Launching soon: Africa Reframed

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Africa Reframed

Online Marketplace for African Visual Content.

Created by an ambitious community to make a difference.

Launching soon - Get involved now.

 
 

Featured project: Afghan Tales

 
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Afghan Tales



Project Components: Traveling Exhibition, Publications



Geographical Scope: Afghanistan, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, Denmark

 

Featured project: A.P.N.

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A.P.N.

Project Components: Capacity building among Photographers in Afghanistan, Professional Network.

Geographical Scope: Afghanistan.

 
 

Featured project: African Photography Network

 
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African Photography Network

Project Components: Traveling Exhibition, Online Network, Events

Geographical Scope: Activities in Mali, The Gambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, France, Denmark

 

Featured project: Education and Workshops

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Commerce & Culture Education and Workshops

Project Components: Educational Programme, Workshops, Collaborations, Capacity Building

Geographical Scope: Activities in Mali, The Gambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, France, Denmark

 

 

 
 
 

Our projects and exhibitions has proven to generate a significant amount of media attention. The modular and travelling exhibitions, Afghan Tales and Africa Photography Network , have provided new and interesting perspectives on a societies there is great interest to know more about. Offering compelling personal stories, presenting new work from surprising and powerful art scenes on the rise, and showing unexpected aspects of everyday life. All seen through the eyes of local photographers. We strive to make our projects a positive and trustworthy starting point for interesting debates, suitable for a wide variety of media platforms, aware of how they affect public opinion.


MORNING TALK SHOW ’GO’ MORGEN DANMARK’ ON DANISH NATIONAL TV 2

Featuring: Thomas Damgaard ( Founder / Commerce & Culture )

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MIDDAY TALKSHOW ’LORRY LOUNGE’ ON THE REGIONAL PLATFORM OF DANISH NATIONAL TV 2

Featuring: Thomas Damgaard and Morten Nilsson ( Commerce & Culture )

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EVENING CULTURAL PROGRAMME ’KULTUREN PÅ NEWS’ ON TV 2 NEWS CHANNEL

Featuring: Hanifa Alizada ( Artist photographer ) and Morten Nilsson / Commerce & Culture.

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SIERRA LEONE NATIONAL TELEVISION - DEBATE PROGRAM

During our stay in Freetown, Sierra Leone we were invited to participate in the national television debate program Lunch Time Break.

Featuring: Thomas Damgaard ( founder / Commerce & Culture )

Interview in english


EVENING NEWS IN MALIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION ORTM

Featuring: Danish ambassador in Mali, cultural minister of Mali, Director of CFP Bamako and more.. 

In French  - english subtitles hardcoded


MORNING TALKSHOW ’GO’ MORGEN DANMARK’ ON DANISH NATIONAL TV 2

Featuring: Thomas Damgaard and Morten Nilsson   / Commerce & Culture

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Radio:

DANISH NATIONAL RADIO P1 ’AFRIKANSKE STEMMER : NYT SYN PÅ AFRIKA’ 

Featuring: Namsa Leuba ( Artist photographer ),  Fabrice Monteiro and Thomas Damgaard ( founder / Commerce & Culture )

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DANISH EVENING TALKSHOW ’AK 24SYV’ WITH FOCUS ON DEBATE AND CULTURE ON RADIO 24SYV

Featuring: Hanifa Alizada ( Artist photographer ) and Thomas Damgaard ( founder / Commerce & Culture )

( Interview in Danish and English )


AFTERNOON TALKSHOW ’P1 EFTERMIDDAG’ ON DANISH NATIONAL RADIO

Featuring: Pernille Maria Bärnheim and Thomas Damgaard ( founder / Commerce & Culture )

( Interview in Danish )


CULTURAL PROGRAMME Kulturnytt i P1 ON SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO

Reportage from Afghan Tales, Museum of World Culture Gothenburg in swedish