Mathias Svold

Denmark

Mathias Svold is an award-winning photographer, working for the daily newspaper Berlingske in Denmark. In this role, he has reported on the COVID-19 pandemic, human trafficking, environmentalism and much more. We discovered Mathias after his collaborative project with fellow Danish photographer Ulrik Hasemann. Titled “Coastland,” it documented the ever-changing landscape of the Danish coast, and how it’s being transformed by both tourism and climate change. In our interview with Mathias, he explained how he tries to let his images tell stories of their own, without too much additional context. Mathias is a six time winner at the Danish Photographer of the Year awards.

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The stories within the photos are important to us. In some of them it’s the story of the landscape that’s important. In others, it’s the story of the people that’s important.