Mike Kollöffel, photographer


Mike Kollöffel, born in Baden-Baden, Germany, is living and based in Copenhagen, Denmark since 1978.
He works as a freelance photographer with photojournalism and independent projects, specializing in Latin America, indigenous peoples' rights and communication of environment and climate issues. Furthermore he works as a still photographer on film and television productions.


2020 Forest Documents, KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Denmark

2019 Forest of Mirrors, Weltmuseum Wien, Austria

2018 Forest of Mirrors at Aspekter af Landskab /Aspects of Landscape, group exhibition, SAK Svendborg, DK

2015 The Forest of Mirrors, Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion, Climate Generations Space, COP21 Paris, France

2015 Widows/Enkerne, selection, Center for Human Rights in Action/ Center for Levende Menneskerettigheder, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Amazon Trails/ Spor i Amazonas, Phototek, Esbjerg , Denmark

2013 Amazon Trails/ Spor i Amazonas, Arbejdermuseet / Workers Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 Spor i Amazonas/ Amazon Trails, Arbejdermuseet / Workers Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2010  Viudas/ Widows- travelling exhibition on canvas, Guatemala

2010 -2009 Widows - Voices from Guatemala,  Arbejdermuseet/ Workers Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 Widows - Voices from Guatemala (Enkerne - Stemmer fra Guatemala), Phototek, Esbjerg, Denmark

2007 Fortidens forbrydelser frem i lyset, Politikens Hus, Pressen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 One Shot Each, Group exhibition, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, DK,

2006 Meanwhile, Group exhibtion, Odense Fototriennale OFT, DK

2000 Meanwhile, billeder fra en anden verden, travelling group exhibition, DK

1999 Meanwhile, billeder fra en anden verden, group exhibtion, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

1998 Lerets Moder - Manga Allpa Mama, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, DK

1998 Lerets Moder - Manga Allpa Mama, Moesgård Museet, Århus, DK

1992 Im Schatten der Zeit - Eindrücke aus Lateinamerika, Deutsch Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg, Germany

1990 I Tidens Skygge - Indtryk fra Sydamerika, Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen, DK

1989 Forårsudstillingen Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

1988 Forårsudstillingen Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK


2022 Ecuador, indigenous people, rainforest & extract industries

2022 Guatemala, education & healthproject  - Tandsundhed Uden Grænser/Dental Health Without Borders

2021 Greenland/Grønland/Kallalit Nunaat  - tv production

2018 Colombia, civil rights & humanitarian situation  - Danida travel grant/Danida reisestipendiat

2017 Uganda, rights of persons with disabilities & cooperation with PWD movement in Uganda for Disabled People's Organisations Denmark (DPOD ), DH

2017 Ghana, exhibition, project documentation & personal stories, disability movement in Ghana for 4 danish disability organisations (DBS, DDL, LEV, DHF)

2017 Ecuador, solarpower & waterprojects, Love for Life Germany & Alianza Ceibo, Ecuador

2016 Ecuador, indigenous people & rainforest

2016 Honduras, information material & project documentation, VerdensSkove /Bosques del Mundo

2015 Honduras, rainforest & landrights, VerdensSkove /Forests of the World/Bosques del Mundo

2015 Ecuador Peru, travelgrant, DJ Ophavsretsbevilling/Danish Arts Foundation/ Statens Kunstfond

2015 Cambodia, project research

2014 Syrian Refugees, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid & ACT

2014 Mozambique, education, civil rights, Oxfam-IBIS

2013 Bolivia, extract industries, indigenous people & madskolen Bolivia, Oxfam-IBIS

2012 Ecuador, In the heart of Yasuni - Danida information grant, DANIDA oplysningsbevilling

2011 Ecuador, " Selva/ The Forest " indigenous people, climate change and rainforest, Oxfam-IBIS

2011 Ecuador, travelgrant DJ, indigenous people

2011 Malawi, food security, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/Danchurchaid

2009 Bolivia, climate change , COP15, Udenrigsministeriet/ foreign ministry

2008 USA Western Landscapes

2008 Guatemala, exhibition grant, DANIDA Oplysningsbevilling

2008 Honduras, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp and ACT

2007 Bolivia-Chile, Udenrigsministeriet and Danida

2007 Malawi - Humor mod Aids, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Ibis, Dansk Sygeplejeråd, Aids Fondet

2006-2007 Guatemala, human rights and exhibition project "Widows"

2006 Guatemala/Mexico on food security and disaster preparedness, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp and ECHO

2005 Malawi, Press tour on food security and hiv/aids, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2004 Guatemala, food security and human rights, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2004 Malawi, hunger, drought and food security, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2004 Bolivia, Potosí, Landscapes, travel and work grant, Den Journalistiske Efteruddannelse

2003 Angola, humanitarian mine action and mine clearance, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/ DCA DanChurchAid

2003 Australia, Western Landscapes

2002 Guatemala, human rights and impunity, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2002 Malawi, freelance and hiv/aids campaign, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2001 Honduras and Guatemala, poverty migration, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2001 Bolivia, indigenous people, Oxfam-IBIS

2000 Mozambique, flood disaster, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid og Dans Røde Kors/DCR

2000 Ethiopia/Kenya, campaign on drought and hunger, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

2000 Bolivia, indigenous people, agriculture and environment, DANIDA

2000 Ecuador,Bolivia, I Jaguarens Spor , book, Ibis

1999 Thailand, Australia, French Polynesia, USA, parent leave

1999 Peru/Bolivia, program documentation, I Jaguarens Spor , Ibis

1998 Ethiopia, drought and hunger campaign, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1998 Burkina Faso, Vand giver liv, campaign, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1998 Cambodia, mine clearance and mine victims. Kirkernes Verdensråd (WCC) and Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

1997 Honduras, rebuilding after "Mitch" and "Meanwhile", Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1997 Angola, mine clearance and IDPs, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp and WCC

1996 Ecuador, indigenous people, rainforest and oil companies, Ibis and freelance

1996 Bolivia, grant from DANIDA and freelance

1995 Bolivia, Peru, USA, Tonga, New Zealand and Indonesia, 6 months parent leave

1995 India, Ladakh, information- and education campaign, Operation Dagsværk and Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

1994 Mozambique, election observer, WCC and EU

1994 Ecuador, indigenous people and bilingual education, IBIS and Operation Dagsværk

1994 Bolivia, indigenous people, "De nye Indianere" and freelance, IBIS and Danida.

1993 Guatemala/Belize, DANIDA travel grant

1993 Mozambique, IDPs, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1993 Guatemala, education and schoolbooks, IBIS and Operation Dagsværk

1992 Mocambique/South Africa, IDPs, hunger and drought, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1991 Mozambique/Zimbabwe, IDPs and orphans, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp/DCA DanChurchAid

1991 Brazil, the Amazon and land rights, freelance

1990 Brazil, rainforest, natural ressources and street children, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, Operation Dagsværk, FDF/FDP and Politiken

1989 Brazil/Paraguay/Boliva, "I tidens Skygge", DANIDA travel grant

1986 Guatemala/Nicaragua, freelance

1983 Guatemala, Honduras/Nicaragua/ Costa Rica, refugees and human rights, Dansk Flygtningehjælp

1981 Guatemala/Honduras/Nicaragua, freelance

1976-1978 From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, travel and work


2022 Oxen, still photographer, all episodes 1-6, TV2 & ZDF

2022 Sygeplejeskolen 5, still photographer, all episodes 1 - 6, TV2

2022 Borgen - Power & Glory, still photographer, all episodes 1- 8, DR & Netflix

2021 Borgen - Riget, Magten og Æren, still photographer, all episodes 1- 8, DR TV & Netflix

2021 Badehotellet, season 9, still photographer, all episodes 51- 55, TV2

2020 Badehotellet, season 8, still photographer, all episodes 46 - 50, TV2

2020 Sygeplejeskolen 3 & 4, still photographer, all episodes 1 -12, TV2

2020 Sommerdahl II, still photographer, episodes 1 - 8, TV2/ ZDF

2019 Badehotellet, season 7, still photographer, all episodes 40 - 45,  TV2

2019 Sommerdahl I, still photographer, episodes 1 - 8, TV2/ ZDF

2019 Sygeplejeskolen 2, still photographer, all episodes 1 - 6, TV2

2018 Badehotellet, season 6, still photographer, all episodes  34 - 39,  TV2

2018 Sygeplejeskolen 1, still photographer, all episodes 1 - 6, TV2

2017 Badehotellet, season 5, still photographer, all episodes  28 - 33, TV2

2017 Nordskov 2, still photographer, all episodes 1-6, TV2

2016 Badehotellet, season 4, still photographer, all episodes  21-27, TV2

2015 Badehotellet, season 3, still photographer, all episodes  14-20, TV2

2015 Badehotellet, season 2, still photographer, all episodes 7-13, TV2

2014 Badehotellet, season 1, still photographer, all episodes 1- 6, TV2

2013 Limbo 3, TV, still photographer , all episodes 1- 16, DR TV Fiction

2013-2012 Borgen/The Government, TV, still photographer, all episodes 21-30, season 3, DR TV Fiction

2013 Skytten/The Shooter by Annette K. Olesen, Nordisk Film, still photographer

2012 -2011  Julestjerner/ Christmas Stars, TV, still photographer, all episodes 1-25, DR TV Fiction

2011-2009 Borgen/The Government, TV, still photographer, all episodes 1-20, DR TV Fiction

2009-2007 Livvagterne/ the Protectors, still photographer tv series, all episodes 1-20, DR TV

2008 Lille Soldat/Little Soldier by Annette K.Olsen, Zentropa

2007 45 cm by Charlotte Sieling/Annette K. Olsen, Zentropa

2006 Absalons Hemmelighed - Et Juleeventyr, TV, still photographer, all episodes 1-24, DR TV

2006-2002 Krøniken/Better Times, TV, still photographer, all episodes 1-22, DR TV

Photographer Betty Nansen Teatret, Edison, Det Kongelige Teater: Når vi døde vågner, Jean de France, Søstrene, Personkreds 3 Billedmagerne, Grækerne, Som I vil ha det, Hair, ALP -Anna Livia Plurabell, Lullaby, Killer Joe, Faust, Klokkeren fra Notre Dame, A Clockwork Orange, Svejk, De Syv Dødssynder, Hamlet.


2015 The Borgen Experience, Creating TV drama the danish way, Camilla Hammerich

2015 Bag om Borgen, Camilla Hammerich , People's Press

2009 Indigenous & Tribal People's Rights in Practice - A Guide to ILO Convention No. 169, Birgitte Feiring,ILO

2008 Widows - Voices from Guatemala (in Danish, Spanish and English)

2006 Bag om Krøniken, DR Forlag

2005 Drømmen om et andet liv - gadebørn i Mellemamerika, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

2001 Bolivia - en politisk og økonomisk oversigt, Udenrigsministeriet

2000 I Jaguarens Spor - På rejse med Indianere i Peru, Ecuador og Bolivia, L & R Fakta

1999 Meanwhile - billeder fra en anden verden, Fotografisk Center and Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

1998 Lerets Moder - Manga Allpa Mama, Nationalmuseet

1997 Forbrydelser uden straf, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp and Amnesty International

1996 De nye Indianere, Gyldendal

1983 Flygtninge i Mellemamerika, Dansk Flygtningehjælp