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Talk med Yana Wernicke under årets fotobogmarked på GL STRAND. Foto: Hans Vedsted

Lægger du eller din institution hus til en interessant fotoudstilling i juni 2024? Eller er du i gang med at koordinere en undergrundsudstilling i et af byens uafhængige udstillingssteder? Eller måske planlægger du en fotobogslancering, fotoperformance eller en artist talk med en anerkendt fotograf eller kamerabaseret kunstner?

Hvis det er tilfældet, kan du nu blive klogere på, hvad det vil sige, at være udstillings- eller eventpartner under Copenhagen Photo Festival, når vi inviterer til

FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024

den 17. januar kl. 17-18.30.

i Villa Kultur på Krausesvej 3 på Østerbro

Her kan du høre mere om vores tanker for 2024, hvor vi fejrer 15 års jubilæum, og selv bringe gode ideer på banen. Vi ønsker nemlig at skabe en endnu stærkere sammenhængskraft på tværs af festivalens partnere. I løbet af mødet vender vi både publikumsbesøg, aktiviteter og nye initiativer såvel som markedsføringstiltag. Der bliver rig mulighed for at lufte ideer, forventninger og spørgsmål (se program nedenfor). 

I 2024 var der 44.000 besøgende på tværs af Copenhagen Photo Festivals +70 forskellige udstillings-, event-, og fotobogspartnere samt et imponerende udstillings-, talk- og eventprogram. Vi ser allerede nu frem til Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024 den 6.-16. juni og håber, at I vil være med til at fejre fotografiet sammen med os til den tid!

 Vi har en masse spændende ting i støbeskeen og vil blandt andet folde årets tema – ‘‘Entanglement’ – ud.

SU – Klik her for at tilmelde dig FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024

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Strong event program across the city

Image credit: Joakim Eskildsen from his series 'Home works' exhibition at Fotografisk Center opening with a talk on 2. june.

Copenhagen Photo Festival presents the final festival program of the year, which, in addition to all the photo exhibitions, offers everything from inspiring talks and investigative panel debates to thought-provoking films and workshops that focus on rewilding. The festival opens with a curated grand opening event on 1 June, while three time World Press Photo winner Mads Nissen rounds off the festival with the last talk of the year on 11 June and unveiling of next year’s theme.

Copenhagen Photo Festival opens on Thursday 1 June with a large grand opening event that marks the beginning of 11 days filled with contemporary photography, powerful films and insightful talks. The festival's grand opening is celebrated with DJ, happy hour and a rewilded photo performance as well as guided tours by the exhibiting artists in the exhibition park's 13 exhibitions on Refshaleøen as a taste of what the festival has to offer.

Explore all exhibitions and events at the festival center

Topical talks and panels examine art, photography and sustainable practices

In addition to presenting its visitors with contemporary photography, Copenhagen Photo Festival also wants to create a space for dialogue and inspiration through an extensive program of talks and panels.

Under this year's main theme of ‘rewilding’, the festival opens the doors to a series of panel debates in collaboration with FUTURES Photography, where sustainable art practices, art in public space and the importance of artificial intelligence for future photography and art are discussed.

The panels include photographers exhibiting at the festival flanked by a number of guest speakers and experts such as Carina Hammer, responsible for sustainability at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Lisa Giomar Hydén Exhibitions Director at Fotografiska Stockholm and Majken Overgaard from Korridor, but also Raphaël Biollay, curator at Images Vevey and Jacob Theilgaard, director of Bæredygtigt Kulturliv.nu.

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From Fryd Frydendahl to Torben Eskerod

In addition to the professional program on Refshaleøen, this year you can experience interesting conversations about photography all over the city, including at the photo book market at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Theilgaard Academy, Thiemers Magasin and at the Fotografisk Center and Det Kgl. Library and a number of other exhibition venues of the festival. On the program are, among others, Fryd Frydendahl, Joakim Eskildsen, Per Bak Jensen, Ole Christiansen, Lærke Posselt and Torben Eskerod.

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‘Rewild’ your photographic skills

During the Copenhagen Photo Festival, there will be a series of workshops that will take you back to the early techniques of photography. Here you can try your hand at cyanotype, wet plate photography, polaroid transfer or sew your own notebook with the elegant Japanese bookbinding technique.

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Photography in the Cinemateque

This year, Copenhagen Photo Festival also offers an extensive film program with subsequent talks both on Refshaleøen and in a special photo film program at the Cinematheque that shows e.g. acclaimed films by Sally Mann, Jacob Riis, Nan Goldin,Helmut Newton and the pioneeren and mad amn Eadweard Muybridge.

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Phie Ambo in dialogue about ‘rewilding’

At the festival center you can experience Phie Ambo's latest film "Organised Wildness", which focuses sharply on the dilemmas and conflicting interests that arise in a community in Thy in North Jutland, when the community is introduced to the rewilding of a local forest area. The film will be with English subtitles and after the screening Phie Ambo will enter a conversation on how we can rewild Denmark and have more wild nature. The film screening is made possible in collaboration with Imagine5 and Bio Bio.

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Three-time World Press Photo winner puts the finishing touches on this year's festival

One of the world's most recognized photographers, Mads Nissen, who has won the main prize in World Press Photo three times, rounds off the Copenhagen Photo Festival with an artist talk about his latest project SANGRE BLANCA.

SANGRE BLANCA was made in a unique collaboration with the Colombian artist Juan Arreaza, and examines the journey of cocaine from a laboratory in Colombia to a nightclub in Kødbyen in Copenhagen. The project unfolds through photographs, oil paintings and installations and gives a unique insight into the historically high cocaine trade and its human consequences.

Open call 2024 kickoff

With this presentation, Mads Nissen connects to the Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024, where he will be headliner with his exhibition of SANGRE BLANCA. In connection with the talk, the veil will also be lifted for next year's main theme which kicks off the open call for the 2024 edition of Copenhagen Photo Festival.

Read more about the closing event

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From Landskrona to Falsterbo

Image credits: Paolo Pellegrin

 

Most of the festival exhibition partners are based in the Copenhagen region. However, this year we are happy to also present three photo based exhibition venues in the southern Sweden region of Scania – from Landskrona to Falsterbo. It is the perfect occasion for you to cross the bridge and take a day trip to visit one or all of our Swedish partners.

You can find them in 3 different locations: Falsterbo, Malmö, and Landskrona. This selection of exhibitions could be a good excuse to explore Scania and organise a photo exhibition-road trip to visit them all.

 

Starting May 12th, at Landskrona Foto, you will find 2 exhibitions. One of them is “Des Oiseaux”, presented for the first time in Sweden. It is a collection of photographs from 13 international photographers, including Roger Ballen, Graciela Iturbide and Paolo Pellegrin. They bear witness to the variety of environments populated by birds and remind us of the threat posed by climate change. At the same place, if you want to see more of one of our headliners you can also visit Craig Ames’ outdoor exhibition. You probably know him if you follow us - he is the artist behind this year’s intriguing poster. In his project “Photographs of British Algae - AI Impressions”, he uses artificial intelligence to recreate specimens introduced by English botanist and photographer Anna Atkins (1799-1871) in the world’s first photobook and photographic-based record of botanical specimens. 

 

If you decide to go further South, past Malmö, you can visit Falsterbo Photo Art Museum that presents Helmut Newton’s exhibition “Provokateur”, which recently opened in the privately funded museum. Newton has been called the world’s greatest fashion photographer of all time. In this new exhibition you can find more than 100 numbered and signed original photographs. Many of the most famous images will be shown alongside a number of rarely presented photographs, which makes the exhibition unique for Scandinavia. 

 

If you only have time for a short trip to Sweden we can highly recommend hopping on the train and visiting Galleri Format in the center of Malmö. Here you can explore the mythical work of Swedish photographer Maja Daniels, who recently won a Swedish book award for her latest photo book. In the exhibition  “On the Silence of Myth” she shows new work. “Within this series I use photography as a tool for myth making. A myth can be used to make sense of the world and oral traditions are often based on myths and folklore as a way of learning and sharing, but these myths exist within the boundaries of the unspoken”.

 

To learn more about the exhibitions, click on their title in the text above.


"You wish you were a Gerry Johansson picture"

 

“I can’t detect in a single one of Gerry Johansson’s pictures anything, however small, that shows off or pretends to be something else. You wish you could be such a person. Someone who no longer pretends or makes things up. You wish you were a Gerry Johansson picture.” ⁠The important Swedish photographer Gerry Johansson's works calls for this type of quotes from his fans.

Exhibition in Landskrona

Johansson's current exhibition at Landskrona Foto, The Books, is definitely worth the travel from Copenhagen – or anywhere if you are a fan of photography. The exhibition of Johansson's photographs also shows 42 of the artist's photo books – his favorite medium to disperse his photographs. The elegant, no-nonsens photographs are from travels all over the world. You can here more about his work in the interesting talk with Niels Bergendal from Landskrona Foto's exhibition above.

Find the full length interview here

Read more about the exhibition

Artist talk in Copenhagen

At this year's festival you can also experience this interesting photographer live when he visits Banja Rathnow Galleri og Kunsthandel and presents his latest book, Spanish Summer, from Mack in collaboration with Fragment Books 7 June.

Read more about the artist talk


Trine Søndergaard Investigates Time and History

NB THE EVENT WITH TAPAS & TALK AT GREVE MUSEUM ON 3 JUNE IS CANCELLED!

HOWEVER, FESTIVAL GUEST CAN USE THEIR FESTIVAL PASS AND ENTER THE EXHIBITION FOR FREE UNTIL 12 JUNE.

Now you can experience world-class photography by Trine Søndergaard in the scenic surroundings at Greve Museum. Trine Søndergaard is currently presenting the exhibition "Faraway Nearby", which is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between the photo artist and Greve Museum where she unites past and present in 25 new photographic works. 

The internationally recognized photographic artist, Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972) has enriched the Danish and international art scene with her quiet and powerful imagery for decade. Søndergaard is known for curiously exploring spatial and human silence and stillness in her works.

New photographic meetings

The exhibition now showing at Greve Museum includes 25 new photographic works, where Søndergaard unites her photographic gaze, the museum's historical textiles and local young people who have been models for the new series of portraits. The exhibition explores what happens when historical textiles are used in a new context. It can open up new perspectives and interpretations of the meanings of museum objects and of history.

Talk and Tapas with Trine

In connection with the exhibition the museum invites you to experience the extraordinary works and a conversation between Trine Søndergaard and head of Greve Museum, Mette Tapdrup Mortensen 3 June. Here they will explore the unique meeting between the photograph and hidden objects in a cultural history museum. They talk about how the many layers of memory and women's experiences throughout history have become the focal point of the photo exhibition. 

After the talk there will be plenty of opportunity to experience the exhibition "Faraway Nearby" on your own and the museum will serve homemade tapas with delicious organic ingredients in the museum's café. 

Find out more about the exhibition and event

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Trine Søndergaard udforsker historien

Oplev fotokunst i verdensklasse i naturskønne omgivelser, når Greve Museum inviterer til tapas og talk med Trine Søndergaard den 3. juni. Trine Søndergaard er aktuel med udstillingen ”Faraway Nearby”, som er kulminationen på et flerårigt samarbejde mellem fotokunstneren og Greve Museum. 

Trine Søndergaard (f. 1972) er en internationalt anerkendt fotokunstner, der igennem to årtier har beriget den danske og internationale kunstscene igennem sit tyste og kraftfulde billedsprog. Søndergaard er kendt for nysgerrigt at udforske rumlig og menneskelig stilhed og stilstand i sine værker.

Nye fotografiske møder

I udstillingen på Greve Museum indgår 25 nye fotografiske værker, hvor Søndergaard forener sit fotografiske blik, museets historiske tekstiler og lokale unge mennesker, der har været modeller til de nye portrætter. Udstillingen viser, hvad der sker, når man frigiver historiske tekstiler og lader dem blive brugt i en ny kontekst. Det kan åbne for nye blikke og tolkninger af museumsgenstandes betydninger. 

Talk og tapas med Trine

Fredag den 3. juni kl. 17 kan du opleve en samtale mellem Trine Søndergaard og leder af Greve Museum, Mette Tapdrup Mortensen. Her fortæller de om, hvad der opstår i mødet mellem fotografiet og gemte genstande på et kulturhistorisk museum. De taler også om, hvordan erindringens mange lag og kvinders erfaringer gennem historien er blevet omdrejningspunktet i fotoudstillingen.

Efter samtalen serveres hjemmelavet tapas med lækre økologiske råvarer i museets café. Her kan tilkøbes bobler, vin, øl og vand. I løbet af aftenen er der rig mulighed for at opleve udstillingen ”Faraway Nearby” på egen hånd.


Fotoklubben: Look no further – just listen

Are you new to Copenhagen Photo Festival? And maybe curious about what how photography connects with festival? Or do you just want to get into that photo festival feeling? Then look no further – just listen!

The Danish podcast duo Christian Klintholm and Kim William Catton also known as fotoklubben.dk has a new episode out about their visit to last year's photo festival.

Fotoklubben on tour

The two podcasters who regularly produce podcasts where they interview established photographers and talk about photography went on a road trip to last year's festival. In the episode you can join Fotoklubben as they visit some of the exhibitions at our Festival Center at Refshaleøen, attend a workshop and visit one of the Festival Partner Venues, where they interview the artist Balder Olrik.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Podimo and other podcast platforms.

Stream Fotoklubben here


An Eye Opening Festival Experience!

Finally, we can present you with the first edit of the exhibition programme for this summer's Copenhagen Photo Festival - both at our Festival Center on Refshaleøen and among our Festival Partner Venues throughout the Copenhagen area and Skåne. It is going to be an eye-opening festival experience!

And how we have looked forward! There is so much good in store for all art and photography lovers! From Char Davies wild virtual world at Fotografisk Center and Astrid Kruse Jensen at Martin Asbæk Gallery to the curatorial collective TOFU Collective's exhibition of Chinese contemporary art photography presented in our exhibition park at our Festival Center on Refshaleøen. 

In the Festival Center you can of course also experience the solo exhibitions with each of our three open call winners Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland and Krista Svalbonas as well as a Norwegian group exhibition about the female gaze, A Female Gaze, curated by Norwegian Charlotte Wiig. 

Stay in the festival loop

Over the next days and weeks, we will unveil even more of the many fantastic photo exhibitions, events and talks that you can experience at this year's photo festival. If you want to stay in the festival news loop, we recommend you follow us on our social media - or sign up for our newsletter. Here you’ll get all the biggest festival highlights, invitations to openings and special events served directly in your inbox!

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En øjenåbnende festivaloplevelse!

Endelig kan vi løfte sløret for den første stribe af udstillinger på programmet til sommerens Copenhagen Photo Festival  – både i vores Festival Centrum på Refshaleøen og blandt vores Festival Partner Venues rundt om i hele Københavnsområdet og Skåne. Det bliver en øjenåbnende festivaloplevelse!

Og hvor har vi glædet os, for der er så meget godt i vente! Fra Char Davies vilde virtuelle verden på Fotografisk Center og Astrid Kruse Jensen på Martin Asbæk Gallery til kuratorkollektivet TOFU Collective’s udstilling af kinsesiske samtidsfotografer i vores udstillingspark ved Festival Centrum på Refshaleøen.

I Festival Centrum kan man naturligvis også opleve soloudstillingerne med hver af vores tre open call vindere Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland og Krista Svalbonas samt ikke mindst en norsk gruppeudstilling om det kvindelige blik, A Female Gaze, kurateret af norske Charlotte Wiig. 

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I de næste dage og uger løfter vi sløret for endnu flere af de mange fantastiske fotoudstillinger, events og talks, som du kan opleve på årets fotofestival. Hvis du vil holde dig helt ajour med alt, hvad festivalen kan tilbyde,  anbefaler vi dig at følge med på vores sociale medier – eller tilmelde dig vores nyhedsbrev. Her får du alle de største festivalhighlights, invitationer til ferniseringer og special events serveret direkte i indbakken!

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Female art photographers take center stage

On June 2.-12. 2022, Copenhagen Photo Festival, which is the largest photo festival in the Nordic region,
opens up for reflection and play with the boundaries of photography in collaboration with galleries,
museums and cultural actors in Copenhagen and Scania. The festival center is located at the artificial island
Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, where three international female art photographers are among the highlights.
With humor, diversity, and artistic finesse, they portray new aspects of common narratives of the media,
society and history through the art of photography.

On 2-12 June Copenhagen Photo Festival will for the 12th time open all over Copenhagen with three
international women's lens-based art in focus. Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland and Krista Svalbonas
won the Copenhagen Photo Festival's open call, and will exhibit at the festival center on Refshaleøen. Each
of the artists blurs the boundaries between documentation and art, leaving a personal and highly topical
impression.

Stereotypes, conflict zones and a highly topical depiction of escape

Vietnamese Hien Hoang won in the category Framing Identity with the project ‘Asia Bistro - Made in Rice’. In
her works, she confronts us with classic notions of Asian culture. In the Framing Society category, the
Anglo-American artist Alexandra Rose Howland won for the project ‘Leave and Let Us Go’. Through collages
of everyday images collected from the inhabitants of Mosul, she strives to unfold a more nuanced and
diverse image of the war-torn region, which is often only known through the media coverage.
American-Latvian-Lithuanian Krista Svalbonas won in the category Framing Vision, which honors an
aesthetic visionary project. With ‘Displacement’, she explores the history of her parents and grandparents.
After Russia's invasion of the Baltic countries in the 1940s, they were driven into exile and housed in camps
for displaced people in Germany. The project illustrates the unfortunate story of displaced people for whom the idea of "home" is undermined by political agendas beyond their control. The war in Ukraine puts her
historically investigative works in a frighteningly contemporary perspective.

The festival gathers Danish photography and puts a long-term focus on talents

In addition to the three solo exhibitions, this year’s festival highlights emerging talents and leading Danish
photographers. According to Managing director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, it is important that the festival
shows the audience the quality and diversity that the Danish photo scene has to offer.

“Copenhagen Photo Festival is the natural gathering place for leading actors within Danish photography. I
am particularly proud that this year’s festival presents many internationally oriented and entrepreneurial
actors from the Danish photo and art scene. Amongst other, there will be exhibitions, a market for photo
books, and activities from the Photojournalist education at DMJX, TOFU Collective, Fotogodsbanen from
Århus, PhotoScope from Hillerød, Blankt Papir Press and many more”, says Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen.

Another central part of the festival's work is to lift the Danish talent pool. At the festival, you can therefore
once again experience Futures Nordic Talents, which presents the five photographers Iben Gad, Inuuteq
Storch, Luna Scales, Oscar Scott Carl and Tine Bek. The Futures Nordic Talents initiative is a talent program
that helps accentuate emerging Danish photographers. It is supported by the EU's cultural support program
Creative Europe and runs until 2024.

Activities for photo enthusiasts throughout Copenhagen

At the festival site at Refshaleøen, you can look forward to a sharp program of workshops, talks, music and
guided tours, which will be held throughout the festival period. Here you can learn more about
photography, play with the media's tools or just enjoy the festival atmosphere. There is also ample
opportunity to experience the photographic media unfold throughout many of the art galleries, museums,
and cultural institutions across Greater Copenhagen, for example at Fotografisk Center, Martin Asbæk
Gallery, Alice Folker Gallery, NW Gallery, Banja Rathnov Gallery and Clausens Kunsthandel, together with
Det Grønlandske Hus, Landskrona Foto og Galleri Format in Malmö amongst others. Copenhagen Photo
Festival 2022 is currently supported by the City of Copenhagen, Det Obelske Familiefond and Creative
Europe – the EU's cultural support program.

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About Copenhagen Photo Festival

On 2-12 June 2022, the Nordic region's largest photo festival kicks off for the 12th time. The festival is held
in close collaboration with galleries, museums and cultural institutions in Copenhagen and southern
Sweden. Every year established and budding Danish and foreign photographers contribute, and the festival
is visited by approximately 55.000 people. The festival puts photography on the agenda under the three
main pillars Framing Identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision through exhibitions, workshops, talks,
portfolio reviews and social events.