Michael Søndergaard


The Little Black Gallery is delighted to exclusively represent and manage Danish photo-artist and film maker Michael Søndergaard (b 1988).

Søndergaard’s work focuses on portraiture, often working with the culture and identity of youth.

He searches for beauty in the mystical. After studying religious science (University of Copenhagen), he is particularly interested in rituals – which is the basis for his debut series RITE (2018).

In RITE he explores the fragility of masculinity through portraits where every model is put into a ritualised and sacred context to make them sincere. Every one of the photographs communicates a sense of melancholy connected to his own personal search for identity.  The title rite refers to the concept of a rite of passage, which is a ceremonial event that marks an individual’s transition from one stage to another.

Highlights from the RITE series were exhibited at The Hospital Club London (September 2018) as part of the Boys! Boys! Boys! exhibition and sale by The Little Black Gallery and Paddle8; at NW Gallery Copenhagen as part of the group show GRIEF (4-18 November 2018); and at Haute Photographie, Rotterdam  (7-10 February 2019). They will next be exhibited at The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam as part of Boys! Boys! Boys! from 22-24 March 2019.

PRICES FOR RITE series

60cm x 40cm archival pigment print
Edition of 10
£700 (+ frame + tax)

30cm x 20cm
Edition of 5
£470 (+ frame + tax)

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