Henrik Kastenskov (Denmark, 1966) works as documentary photographer and lecturer of web documentary in an effort to redefine storytelling for online platforms.
“The internet is a battleground where everybody is fighting for attention. It seemed logical to change the focus from an exhibition style approach in photography towards an approach where you would focus on the story as the main carrier of the message”.
Henrik co-founded Bombay Flying Club in 2006 and after a stint as staff photographer he turned towards web documentary full time in 2008 focusing on developing methods and approaches that would catch the attention of the inherently impatient online audience.
Apart from a body of documentary work that spans from teenage suicides over climate change through Afghanistan vets and the conflict in South Sudan amongst other topics, this has been turned into a series of lectures and workshops taught around the globe as well as taking on the role as producer for other photographers.
Awarded several times in the Danish POY and POY International for his web documentaries, both as director and producer, member of the POY juries in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, member of the Energy Action Project, works as Associate Professor at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.