Copenhagen Photo Festival is an annual event that takes place in June – in 2018 from the 7-17th of June. For eleven days, photography is put on the agenda with exhibitions, workshops, seminars, photo tours, portfolio reviews and more. The festival co-operates with galleries, museums and cultural institutions around Copenhagen and southern Sweden and have exhibitions in public spaces including all metro trains and City Fence. The festival center is called Photo City, which is an old, beautiful transformer station in Østerbro. In 2017 Photo City provided the setting for 11 exhibitions, while Photo Stage was the stage for artist talks, workshops and debates.

Copenhagen Photo Festival had 49.320 visitors in 2017 and 58 exhibitions in collaboration with 55 different exhibition sites, including Photographic Centre and The National Museum of Photography. Every year 250 Danish and foreign photographers contribute to the festival program.

Copenhagen Photo Festival also runs the educational portal, the media channel Look & Listen with videos and podcasts and nationwide exhibition projects such as Picture the Music


Copenhagen Photo Festival is more than a photo festival. The vision is to strengthen our ability to consider photography as a form of expression by creating a year-round platform, which:

CURATES exhibitions both physically and online

DEBATES through Photo Stage and the educational portal

ENGAGES people by organizing workshops, photo projects, Insta-walks etc.

INFORMS about photography via social media and the media channel Look & Listen


Copenhagen Photo Festival is a nonprofit organization, which consists of a board, a festival secretariat and a programme committee that handles applications to become a part of Photo City. Copenhagen Photo Festival is both an umbrella organization and a self-producing unit, which accounts for own exhibitions in Photo City and the program on Photo Stage, the scene of debates and events. The figure shows how the festival program consists of own exhibitions and contributions from external partners.


The Board

Jakob Larsen
CFO, Djøf Publishing

Tania Grønvald Asbæk
Partner and Art Advisor, Asbæk Art Consulting

Annette Vogelsang Flinck
Strategic Planner, Hjaltelin Stahl

Jesper Moseholm
CEO, Anne Black Aps

The festival secretariat can be viewed under contact

Programme committee

Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen
Managing Director, Copenhagen Photo Festival

Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz
ph.d. and post.doc, The University of Southern Denmark

Søren Pagter
Head of the dep. for photojournalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism

Jens Erdman Rasmussen
Independent curator


Copenhagen Photo Festival is a nonprofit organization funded by public grants and private sponsors. The festival would like to thank the foundations, sponsors and partners who over the years has supported the festival:


We are always looking for interns or volunteers who wants to help with organizing the festival. If interested, please send an email to