"An exploration of light and colors, the beauty of the everyday and the sculptural qualities of the ordinary"
Sussie Wejnold is an awardwinning Danish filmmaker and photography based visual artist.
"I use photography as a means to understand life’s complexity and enter into dialogue with the world around me.
My series of abstract compositions and elusive subjects are are an investigation of light and colors, of tactility anf fabrics. It's an exploration of the beauty of the everyday and an investigation of the sculptural qualities of the ordinary.
I zoom in on very close-up scenes in order to draw a portrait of human existence I see the world in scenes ready for interpretation.
Im my work I am influenced by philosopher Immanuel Kant who
has taught me that the pursuit of beauty can be a way of understanding life.
A W A R D S
The Elle Style Award for best storytelling for the documentary series
MARGIT BRANDT - Portrait of a designer
The annual Danish TV award for best new innovation series for the documentary ”Denmark against Eastern Europe”
2017 The annual Danish TV award for best new innovation series for the documentary ”Upperclass Away”
2016 The annual Danish TV award nominated for best documentary series
for the documentary ”Sleepless”
2015 The annual Danish TV award nominated for best documentary series
for the documentary ”This is the crazy mind”
2012 IDFA Filmfestival Amsterdam for best children documentary
”Shanne and her girldfriends”
2008 IDFA Filmfestival Amsterdam for best children documentary
”Small Faces – 10 shortfilm of children playing around the world”
D O C U M E N T A R Y & F I L M S
MARGIT BRANDT - PORTRAIT OF A DESIGNER
Documentary series about a famous Danish designer in the 60ties
CRIMINAL OR FREEDOMFIGHTER?
Documentary about young Danes going to war in Syria
DENMARK AGAINST EASTERN EUROPE
Documentary series - a social experiment on Danish craftsmen vs. Eastern European craftsmen
SHANNE AND HER GIRLDFRIENDS
Documentary about teens
THE GIRL ROOM
20 shortfilm about teens
THE DIVIDED DENMARK
Documentaryseries about immigrants in Denmark.
Documentary series about insomnia
THE DAY THE FOREIGNERS DISAPPEARED
Documentary series about Danish unemployed and Eastern European
THIS IS THE CRAZY MIND
Documentary series (10 programs) about mental illness
Documentary about alcoholics
THIS IS LOVE
Documentary series (10 programs) about love
Documentary series about inequality
Documentary series about homeless children in Malawi
THE ART TO SURVIVE AS A CHILD
Documentary series about poor children
10 shortfilm about children playing in the world
THE FAMILY - Documentary series about 3 generations in Denmark
STOP THE HUNGER - Campaigns for DanChurchAid
THE ILLUSION Illusion
Documentary about prostitution
THE CHILDREN IN RAKAI
Documentary about orphans in
C L I E N T S
DR – The Danish National broadcaster
TV2 – The Danish National broadcaster
Dan Church Aid
Save the Children
The Social Ministry of Denmark
E D U C A T I O N
The Danish National Filmschool - screenwriter
Fatamorgana - The Danish photographic Visual Art School
Photo Festival Denmark - 2017 and 2018
E X H I B I T I O N S
The project Room Gallery, Copenhagen (2018)
The Root Studios, New York (2018)
NW gallery, Copenhagen (2019)
B O O K S
THE YEAR 2018 - an photographic art book about Copenhagen with a contribution of Danish comtemporary photographers. Edited by Julia Mejnartsen
Room of Scecrets - catalogue (2018)
Member of the photography-based artist group AUGUST SOCIETY
T E A C H I N G
Sussie has been teaching long term classes in Bhutan and Zambia.