Solo Artist Workshops

At the festival center we now exclusively offer the chance to work with two of our 2024 exhibiting solo artists, Chloé Milos Azzopardi and Mafalda Rakoš. Get an insight into their approach to working with photography, learn their techniques and create your own photographic project.

 

Crafting compositions

With Chloé Milos Azzopardi you will be crafting elements to use in your own photographic scenery. By using organic materials, you will build your own composition, shoot and print it. You will be working with elements such as wood, stone, ice and dirt, all provided at the course. You will learn to tie the elements in different knots create your own non-technological devices. Once your own natural structure is built, you will take a photo of your work and print it.

You will learn how to link different media and create photographic fiction, by mixing construction, performance, storytelling and photography. Furthermore you will get an insight into the symbiotic relationship between art and the environment. Participants will come back home with their personal work of art.
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Creative portrait photography

With Mafalda Rakoš, you are invited to reflect on the notion of entanglement by creating your own photographic portrait project. Join an introductory conversation, where group discussions will be focusing on personal experiences related to either being photographed or capturing photographs.

This workshop aims to enhance participants' awareness of sensitive themes and foster confidence-building interactions between photographer and subject.

In pairs, you will be creating a portrait of one another, setting the space, selecting the photos and printing them. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to engage in artistic expression by drawing on printed images to convey emotions and thoughts. Participants will come back home with their personal work of art.
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What · Where · When

Photography workshops

At the festival center

Both are 8 June, 11:00 - 14:00

Book your seat to 'Crafting compositions' here

Book your seat to 'Creative portrait photography' here

 


Workshops in analogue photo techniques

Photo credit: Henrik Wichmann – Wet plate photography

At the festival center we invite you to test and develop your photographic skills with a number of workshops that celebrate photography and old school photo techniques – from cyanotypes to wet plate and polaroid transfer. ⁠The workshops are open for all and you can book your seat directly online.

From cyanotypes to polaroids

Learn how to do beautiful cyanotypes, an old analogue photographic technique. In this 3-hour course, you will be introduced to all stages of the technique and have the opportunity to try it out with simple tools. ⁠The workshop will be conducted by Barbara Katzin and Charlotte Siewartz from Fotografi på Godsbanen in Aarhus and takes place 15 and 16 June.

We also host a workshop exploring the practice of polaroid transfer in which a short introduction to Polaroid’s techniques are included, after which the participants themselves try the technique and its possibilities.⁠ The workshop is organised by Sille Juline Høghly Petersen, paper conservator and artist herself. The workshop takes place in the tipi tents at the festival center 16 June.

The magic of wet plate photography

On 15 and 16 June you have a rare chance to get an introduction to wet plate photography! Explore the roots of photography and delve into the magic of the 19th century technique of wet plate photography with the professional photographer Henrik Wichmann.⁠ By the end of the workshop you get your own print home with you.

Be quick to sign up – limited seats

To participate in the festival center workshops you can book directly via our ticket host, Billetto. The price for each workshop includes materials used in the process and entrance to the festival center for the day.

Read more and book your ticket for a workshops at the Festival Center here:

15 June

11.30-14.30 ‘Polaroids Transfer’ by Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

11.30-14.30 ‘Cyanotypes’ by Photography at Godsbanen

11.00-16.00 ‘Wet Plate photography’ by Henrik Wichmann

16 June

11.30-14.30 ‘Polaroids Transfer’ by Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

11.30-14.30 ‘Cyanotypes’ by Photography at Godsbanen

11.00-16.00 ‘Wet Plate Photography' by Henrik Wichmann

 

Polaroid Transfer workshop at 2022 festival – on a rainy day. Video: Sonia Tomegeros


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.

Reserve your seat at the panels

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.

Explore all film screenings

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.

Book your seat for Organiseret vildskab

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

Explore the full festival programme


WORKSHOPS – Rewild your photo skills!

At the festival center we invite you to test and develop your photographic skills with a number of workshops that celebrate photography and old school techniques – from cyanotypes to wet plate and polaroid transfer. ⁠You can even learn the Japanese technique of stab stitching and sew your own photo or note book. 

From cyanotypes to polaroids

Learn how to do beautiful Cyanotypes, an old analogue photographic technique. On this 3-hour course, you will be introduced to all stages of the technique and have the opportunity to try it out with simple tools. ⁠The workshop will be conducted by Barbara Katzin and Charlotte Siewartz from Fotografi på Godsbanen in Aarhus and takes place on 3 and 4 June.

We also host a workshop exploring the practice of polaroid transfer in which a short introduction to Polaroid’s techniques are included, after which the participants themselves try the technique and its possibilities.⁠ The workshop is organised by Sille Juline Høghly Petersen, paper conservator and artist herself.

The magic of wet plate photography

On 4 June you have a rare chance to get an introduction to wet plate photography! Explore the roots of photography and delve into the magic of the 19th century technique of wet plate photography with the professional photographer Henrik Wichmann.⁠ By the end of the workshop you get your own print home with you.

Japanese book binding techniques

Finally, on the 10 June we will host the workshop ‘Thread the needle’ in which you learn to sew your own notebook with the oh-so-elegant and versatile Japanese stab binding and the functional and easy Singer stitch.⁠ The workshop is taught by Julia Mejnertsen who is also the founder of the publishing house Blankt Papir Press.

Be quick to sign up – limited seats

To participate in the festival center workshops you need to sign up directly with the organiser and please note that there is a fee for materials to sign up. The festival ticket to enter the festival center is not included in the fee. 

Find more information about each workshop in the festival center and at our festival partners here: 

 

Workshops at the Festival Center 

3 June – ‘Cyanotypes’

4 June – ‘Cyanotypes’

3 June – ‘Polaroids Transfer’

4 June – ‘Wet Plate photography’

10 June – ‘Thread the needle’

 

Workshop at ours partners

3 June – Open House and workshops at FABRIKKEN for Kunst&Design

8 June – ‘Home Writing’ at Fotografisk Center

9 June –  Photo demo w. Ulla Hauer at Kunst 86

 

Polaroid Transfer workshop at 2022 festival – on a rainy day. Video: Sonia Tomegeros


Hvad sker der på fotoscenen?

English below

Hvem har lige udgivet en fed fotobog? Hvilken udstilling er et must-see? Og var der ikke noget med en fantastisk film om fire kvindelige fotografer i Grand for nylig?

Vi i teamet bag CPF har ofte savnet et sted, hvor man kunne orientere sig om dansk og nordisk fotografi. Det er vi måske ikke de eneste, der har. Måske ville vores mange fotoengagerede følgere faktisk også blive glade for anbefalinger til den næste tankevækkende fotooplevelse?

Vi ved det ikke. For vi har hverken lavet en brugerundersøgelse eller fokusgrupper. Det er blot en mavefornemmelse. Men vi ved, at vi er godt orienteret i fotomiljøet og ofte også får skønne tips om fantastiske fotooplevelser. Desværre har vi ikke altid haft mulighed for at dele dem. 

Et naturligt samlingspunkt

Så måske skulle vi gøre en indsats for at dele dem og selv være det samlingspunkt? I vores arbejde har vi helt naturligt snitflader til mange forskellige aktører på fotoscenen – fra kunstnere, gallerier og museer til dokumentarfotografer, fotobogforlag og mange internationale samarbejdspartnere.

Få nyheder fra fotoscenen i din indbakke

Derfor har vi nu besluttet at gå i luften og simpelthen prøve et format af, hvor vi deler vores personlige anbefalinger og aktuelt nyt fra primært den danske fotoscene i vores nyhedsbrev. Ambitionen er at sende noget ud ca. hver anden eller tredje uge. 

Vi håber, I vil tage vel imod det – det er som I fornemmer stadig under udvikling! Vi tager derfor rigtig gerne imod tips og konstruktiv feedback på konceptet. Kontakt os på info@copenhagenphotofestival.com

Hvis du ikke allerede abonnerer på vores nyhedsbrev, kan du skrive dig op her

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What's happening on the Nordic photo scene?

Shout out to all our lovely followers in the Nordic countries! Get our best tips and recommendations to photo exhibitions, events, books and more: Our new photo recommendation initiative is now live via our newsletter!

We – in the team behind CPF – have often longed for a place to get the latest news about Danish and Nordic photography. We are probably not the only ones. Maybe a lot of our photo enthusiastic audience would actually also appreciate qualified recommendations for the next thought provoking photo exhibition, engaging photo talk or joyful photo book?

Get news about the photo scene via our newsletter

We actually do not know – we have not made a user survey or a focus group. It is just a gut feeling – our passion jolting! Therefore we have now decided to try a new format out, where we will share our recommendations and news from primarily the Danish photo scene in our newsletter. 

Our ambition is to publish the recommendations in Danish to our Nordic audience every two or three weeks to test the format. Our hope is to follow up with recommendations in English too for our international newsletter followers.

Sign up here

We hope you will! And do not hesitate to contact us if you have any tips for exhilarating photo events in the Nordic region via press@copenhagenphotofestival.com


Exhibition space, artist studio or DJ venue?

Header photo: Victoria Langenecker

Are you looking for a unique, alternative setting for your next event, exhibition, or workshop? Our festival playground and venue on Refshaleøen, FRAME, might be the perfect setting for you! We use the venue each year in June, but we think that it deserves to live all year and host many more spectacular events.    

 

Photo Credits: Victoria Langenecker

Flexible spaces at affordable prices

With the Copenhagen skyline as a backdrop, our venue FRAME and its surroundings are the perfect setting for a wide range of events. It is a multifunctional building that can be re-designed to meet your specific needs or used as it is for many purposes – from exhibition space, photo studio, film location, to DJ venue, workspace or dark room!

It is possible to rent just one room or up to four rooms inside FRAME at the moment – as well as the terrasse area and courtyard outside. The basic rental price is very affordable compared to other event spaces in Copenhagen and we will happily to forward you more material on the specific rooms or send you a quote for your specific event.

Photo Credits: Kadri Rood

360-view of Refshaleøen

FRAME is a two-storey building, designed and built by the Copenhagen Photo Festival team via a sustainable and innovative process made of recycled shipping containers and is located on the former berth of the B&W shipyard for building large ship hulls. Its rooftop allows you to have a 360° view over Refshaleøen and Copenhagen.

It is located in the heart of Refshaleøen – Copenhagen’s new cultural hot spot – right in the sweet spot between Michelin-starred restaurant Alchemist, Copenhagen Contemporary, Lille Bakery and Reffen – Copenhagen Street Food.

👉🏼 Read more about FRAME and take a drone tour of the area

 

Photo Credits: Skipper Photography

Contact us for more info or a quote

If you want us to FRAME your next event, contact us at info@copenhagenphotofestival.com // +45 4244 2010

We look forward to hearing your ideas and realizing your event vision!


Help us get better!

Photo: Skabertrang by Aftenskolen Fountain House at Den Sociale Blomsterhave, photo by Hans Vedsted. 

We are very curious to hear how your experience of this year’s Copenhagen Photo Festival was? What did you like? What would you like more of and how can the festival best meet your expectations in the future? 

As a festival that wants to evolve creatively and organically, meet our visitors in the best possible way and present new innovative exhibitions, emerging and established artists as well as present you with great events in a nice setting, we are always open to suggestions, constructive ideas and new partnerships. 

It only takes 5 minutes!

We therefore hope you will use 5 minutes of your time to fill out a short survey about your festival experience. You can also fill it out, if you did not attend. Either way you may have ideas, comments or suggestions for new paths or partnerships for the festival that could be interesting for us.

If you participate you get the chance to win two tickets for next year's festival. We will find the winner 15 August.

We look forward to hearing from you!  

Click here for the English survey

Klik her for at få spørgsmålene på dansk


A Big Heartfelt Thank You

Video: Sonia Tomegros Regalado / @noia_de_mon

We want to thank everyone who made Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 so very special. We are so happy for every single visit to the festival venue and at all the festival partner venues across Copenhagen and Scania – we are grateful you were part of this year's festival!

And of course we also want to thank everyone who made this year’s Festival Center so very special and worth the visit: Our three international solo artists, Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland and Krista Svalbonas, Tofu Collective’s exhibition at the Space Frame with Chinese artists Luo Yang and Lin Zhipeng, DMJX’s presentation of three photo journalistic talents Jesper Houborg, Louise Herrche and Mads Frost, Odesa Photo Days’ two exhibitions Granny by Olena Morozova, the group exhibition The Thin Line and the Norwegian curator Charlotte Wiig’s group exhibition of a host of female photographers called A Female Gaze and not least the five selected FUTURES Nordic Talents, Iben Gad, Tine Bek, Oscar Scott Carl, Inuuteq Storch and Luna Scales.

Thank you to our generous supporters and helping hands

We are also grateful for all the generous supporters financing the exhibitions: Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familie Fond, Creative Europe Programme, Nordic Counsel of Ministers and Værksted for fotografi as well as all the helpful and supportive volunteers and staff that make this festival physically appear at all.

Last but not least we want to thank everyone arranging events and exhibitions around Copenhagen and Scania from the many festival partner venues, the gallery walks and artist talks to DJ sets, sound and image equipment people and all the people engaging with the amazing world of contemporary photography – we genuinely appreciate your flexibility, engagement, good work and happy spirits – we love to make this festival with you!

Thank You! Click here to see all partners and supporters!


Festival Programme for the Weekend

Still not quite sure what to do this weekend? Don't know what to see? We've got the perfect remedy. The last weekend of the festival is going to be buzzling with activities and events at our Festival Center, so do not hesitate to stop by!

To help you navigate here's the programme for this weekend at the Festival Center – to learn more click on the event!

Friday 10 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park 

4-6 pm NFT-Friday with eyeeye.me

5 pm: Apéro with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt – enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR

Saturday 11 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park: 

11 am-4 pm Photo Book Market with more than 15 publishers

4 pm: Apéro talk – meet the FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS Iben Gad, Tine Bek and Luna Scales for a tour and a talk of their exhibition and enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR.

Sunday 12 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park.

11.30 am - 2.30 pm Cyanotype Workshop by Fotografi på Godsbanen.

1- 4 pm Polaroid Transfer Workshop by Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

4 pm: Apéro light  – enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR

AND as a special closing event:

3 pm GUIDED ART TOUR of the FUTURES Nordic Talents exhibition at Til Vægs in Lundtoftegade with festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen and Søren Emil Schütt from Til Vægs.

We hope to see you this last festival weekend!


From 100 Year Old Negatives to NFTs

Do you know what an NFT is? Do you know what use it has or how to purchase one? Many of us have no clue about NFTs, the potential of this new blockchain technology or even its use and influence on the art world. But on NFT Friday 10 June you can get wiser on all of this when we invite you to join us for an afternoon about NFT technology and photography. Together with EyeEye.me we investigate its potentials, possibilities and the many new perspectives NFT’s have in relation to art, archives and photography.

Join us for NFT Friday

Friday 10 May Copenhagen Photo Festival invites everyone with an interest in photography, art or archives to join us at the Festival Center for NFT Friday, a talk and workshop on NFT technology with the three guys behind the Danish online NFT gallery EyeEye.me. The eyeopening afternoon begins with a talk and ends with a workshop about art and NFTs.

The Blossom Expedition

The  Copenhagen based online gallery will talk about their own story and how art and technology can benefit from each other. They use the NFT-technology to turn old negatives from The Blosson Expedition, an Atlantic expedition, into digital art on the blockchain.

When the three-masted schooner Blossom traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920s, exploring exotic locations in Africa and South America, its crew members could hardly have imagined that the photographic records of their expedition would become the focal point of an art project almost 100 years later.

From 100 year old negatives to NFTs

Had anyone tried to explain to them what the project entailed, they would have dismissed it as pure science fiction. Indeed, the technological gap between the fragile, faded negatives that still exist as memories of ‘the Blossom Expedition’ and today’s digital space is almost unimaginable. Nevertheless, it has been bridged by three Danes who decided to join forces and introduce a way of making art that is quite unusual in Denmark.

Unique digital art objects

The idea of making digital art out of the negatives was born. Marc Fluri, Sebastian Tiku Lybecker and the third project member, Jesper Munk, decided to conduct an experiment – they would transform some of the photographs from the expedition into NFTs, turning something that was never thought of as artistic into unique digital art objects.

After the talk, Eye Eye’s own crypto currency expert, Jesper Munk, will give an introduction to how you can purchase NFT’s yourself.

Programme for NFT Friday

16-17 Eye Eye talk.

The talk will be in Danish and will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and is open for all with a Festival Pass

17-17.45 Eye Eye workshop.

To participate you have to remember your Iphone. The workshop will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and take you through:

Understanding what an NFT is.

How to create a wallet to store the NFT.

Purchase cryptocurrency for the NFT.

View it in your wallet.

(sign up at hello@eyeeye.me)

17-20 Apéro with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt

Join us for an afternoon drink and some great tunes with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt.