The 3 focal points

Framing SocietyFraming VisionFraming Identity

The solo artists at Copenhagen Photo Festival are selected as the annual headliners of our three focal points: Framing Identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision. They are our way of opening up windows to other worlds and serve the purpose of showcasing photography across genres, by focusing on the individual, society and art.

Out of 642 projects, and thereof 12 shortlisted, the six chosen artists stand as the epitome of each category.

Hashem Shakeri, Cast Out of Heaven (2016-ongoing)

Framing Society

Framing Society deals with the global agenda within societies, ideologies and cultures.

Selected Artists 2021

Alastair Philip Wiper
Hashem Shakeri

Stig Marlon Weston, Empirical

Framing Vision

Framing Vision is focused on exhibitions where the medium sets the framework. Aesthetique, technique and media.

Selected Artists 2021

Stig Marlon Weston
Ute Behrend 

Hayal & Hakikat (translated as Dream & Fact)—A Handbook of Forgiveness and A Handbook of Punishment (2020)

Framing Identity

Framing Identity showcases stories with the individual as the focus point. Here, the exhibitions are chosen in relation to subject, existence and identity.

Selected Artists 2021

Ira Lupu
Cemre Yeşil Gönenli

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