Marius Renner Christensen (b. 1997) is a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds a BA in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Media and Journalism from 2022. As part of his education, he underwent a 12-month internship as a photographer at the Danish daily, Politiken. In 2022 he worked at the Norwegian national media NRK as a photographer and photo editor.  

Through documentary photography and filmmaking, his work focuses on personal stories about identity, social injustice and cultural phenomena. He works with ethical considerations at the forefront of his mind and wants to give attention and demand consideration for those he portrays. Documenting the universality of everyday life by including triumphs and defeats is at his core. He is certain that a well-told project provokes empathy and inspires for deeper reflection and understanding of our common existence. He has worked with several projects focused on identity and youth focusing on mental health issues among other. He has portrayed the dominating beauty ideal of South Korea and worked with loneliness among the elderly in Denmark.  

He has been nominated for several awards at the Danish POY, Norwegian POY, College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) and Society for News Design for his use of photography, filmmaking and web design.


Phone: +45 28 35 69 19

Awards and grants

2023: Silver - Norwegian Picture of the Year 

2022: Silver - Danish Picture of the Year - Visual Web Story 

2022: Bronze - Society for News Design - Use of Photopraphy

2021: Silver - Danish Picture of the Year - Everyday Life 

2021: Silver - Danish Picture of the Year -  Short documentary 

2021: Bronze - College Photographer of the Year - International Picture story 

2021: Award of excellence - College Photographer of the Year - Domestic Picture story

2020: Award of excellence, College Photographer of the Year - International Picture story 

2020 & 2021: Canon Student Development programme 

Work experience

2022-23: NRK - Norwegian National media and broadcasting 

Photojournalist and visual editor

News photography, feature photography, visual storytelling, photoeditor on breaking news and news stories.
Layout on visual stories for desktop, mobile and social media. 

2020-21: Danish Daily Politiken

Photojournalist - internship

Portrait photography, news photography, studio photography, visualstorytelling, feature- and reportage-projects for domestic andinternational stories.
Working with own short and long term projects.

Working together with videojournalist, journalists, layouters andeditors.
Working on layout for print, digital storytelling and social media.

2018-20: Editor in chief - CITAT (photomagazine)

Operation, layout and publication 

Printmagazine of 2000 copies released four times a year.

Selected partners

Selected digital publications

Painful beauty - Plastic surgery and beauty among young women in Seoul:

News story on the killing of the Danish Mink industry and long term project about the consequences for the people working with mink in Northern Denmark:

Text feature from night shift at psychiatry in Oslo, Norway:

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