Copenhagen Photo Festival was launched in 2010 by Rasmus Ranum and Julie Names Klitbo as a Scandinavian industry initiative for art and documentary photography. The vision was to create awareness about Nordic photography and bring the international photography world to Denmark. The festival has now grown to become Scandinavia’s largest photo event. From 2010 to 2015 the festival center Photo City were located in Carlsberg City, but moved to Østerbro in 2016. The Managing Director of the festival has since 2016 been Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, who has been head of the festival since 2013.