About Henning Sjøstrøm
photographer & visual artist Henning Sjøstrøm
As I grew up I remember how I would spend a lot of my time drawing and painting, but I eventually ended up following an academic career and became a teacher. I felt that something was missing, and therefore I took up photography and created several exhibitions.
Although I am self-taught, I started too work professionally with photography in 1997. It quickly became apparent that my interest and talent was within taking pictures of theatre, performance and especially dance.
Having contributed my dance photos since 2001 to a Danish magazine covering ballet, contemporary and urban dance I from 2008 to 2010 I was a member of the editorial staff.
During the last 10 years I have specialized in dance photography. I have had the pleasure taking photos and working with: The Royal Danish Ballet, Dansehallerne, Dansekapellet, DDT, Uppercut Danseteater, The Peacock theatre, Recoil Company, Stephanie Thomasen, Black Sheep, Mute comp, Kasper Ravnhøj & Jacob Stage, Cross Connection Ballet Company, The San Francisco Ballet, Marie Brolin-Tani, Christoffer Wheeldon, Patrick Delcroix and many more. The National Latvian Opera Ballet, with artistic director Aivars Leimanis. The Greek National Opera Ballet with Io Calochristos.
Staff photographer for Dansekapellet 2012 - 2013
Staff photographer for The Peacock theater 2014
Member of Conseil International de la Dance, CID, UNESCO, Paris, France.
Exhibitions: 2015: Mega Posters from the exhibition 2014 now on permanent mural display i CPH2015: posters from the exhibition at the town hall on permanent display at Copenhagen Schools.
2014: IN THEIR OWN WRITE at Copenhagen City Hall & 24 m giant posters on Metro walls at Kgs. Nytorv, CPH. 2011/12: Newcastle, UK, 2010Hungry Planet – The Danish contribution at an International Photo exhibition, Dansehallerne 2003-09-11-13, > 1991: Various Institutions and companies
Publications: Exhibition catalogues [acquired 2015 by the Danish National Libraries] & numerous pictorials in collaboration with dancers and choreographers and dance magazines