Are you our new intern?


Copenhagen Photo Festival is looking for interns who can offer creative input, professionalism and who loves to get involved!

As an intern with us, you will have a say in the realization of a comprehensive cultural event with a large number of partners and a wide range of activities. You will gain in-depth experience with culture and event production from A to Z and be equipped to be able to take part in independent projects in the future. 

You can test your academic knowledge and educational background with assignments in a practical and creative context –  and of course a broad insight into the world of photography and art. Here are some of the tasks you can explore during your internship:  

  • Event and exhibition 
  • Newsletters and their optimization
  • Web and SoMe content
  • Program development and coordination
  • Production 


You study communication, media, art history or visual culture. The most important thing, however, is that you are motivated and want to bring your skills and experiences, views and ideas into play in our small team. 

We work unpretentiously, but dedicatedly, and therefore we need you to be responsible, structured and able to handle and prioritize between parallel tasks. You communicate fluently in Danish and English, in writing as well as orally.  

An internship with us is min. 15 hours a week from September to December 2022. We can offer flexible working hours in relation to your study, but you must expect that we need a greater commitment around major deadlines and open calls. Unfortunately we can not offer salary in connection with the practice.  

Send your application and a CV, where you elaborate on which internship assignments are of interest to you, an we would love to read why and how you want to approach them. Deadline May 16 at 12 to 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Get a sense of the festival mood here CPFaftermovie 2021 


Copenhagen Photo Festival er på udkig efter praktikanter, der kan byde ind med faglighed, kreative indspark og lyst til at engagere sig!

Som praktikant hos os får du medindflydelse på realiseringen af et omfattende kulturevent med en lang række samarbejdspartnere og et bredt udsnit af aktiviteter. Du vil få indgående erfaring med kultur- og eventproduktion fra A til Å og blive rustet til at kunne indgå i selvstændige projekter fremadrettet.

Du får afprøvet og forenet din akademiske viden og uddannelsesbaggrund med opgaver i praktisk og kreativ kontekst og selvfølgelig et bredt indblik i foto- og kunstverdenen samt kulturmiljøet på både lokalt og internationalt niveau. Her er nogle af de arbejdsopgaver, du kan komme omkring i dit praktikforløb:  

  • Event- og udstillingskoordinering 
  • Nyhedsbreve og optimering heraf
  • Web- og SoMe-indhold
  • Programudvikling og -koordinering
  • Produktion 


Du studerer inden for kommunikation, medier, kunsthistorie eller visuel kultur. Det vigtigste er dog, at du er motiveret og har lyst til at bringe dine kompetencer og erfaringer, synspunkter og ideer i spil i vores lille team. Hos os går vi uhøjtideligt, men dedikeret til værks, og derfor har vi brug at du er ansvarsbevidst, struktureret og kan håndtere og prioritere imellem sideløbende opgaver. Du begår dig problemfrit på dansk og engelsk, skriftligt såvel som mundtligt.  

Et praktikforløb hos os er min. 15 timer om ugen fra 1. september og semesteret ud. Vi kan tilbyde fleksible arbejdstider i forhold til dit studie, men i forbindelse med deadlines omkring fx vores open calls må du forvente at vi har brug for et større engagement. Vi kan desværre ikke tilbyde løn i forbindelse med praktikken.  

Send din ansøgning (og cv), hvor du uddyber hvilke praktikopgaver, der interesserer dig mest, hvorfor, og hvordan du vil gribe dem an. Deadline 16. maj kl. 12 til 

Vi glæder os til at høre fra dig! 

Få en fornemmelse af festivalen CPFaftermovie 2021 


Buy your ticket now!

The ticket sale for the 12th edition of Copenhagen Photo Festival is now open and we look forward to welcoming you to 11 days where you can enjoy lense-based artworks, immerse yourself in our tactile and inspirational exhibitions, expand your knowledge and know-how via talks and workshops or simply enjoy the creative atmosphere and the summer heat in good company. 

With a ticket to the Copenhagen Photo festival, you get access to the festival's venue FRAME and the surrounding exhibition park on Refshaleøen, which is located right between Reffen Street Food, Copenhagen Contemporary, the island's garden, Lille Bakery etc. In the post-industrial environment, you get the opportunity to explore the latest in art and documentary photography in an unusual and atmospheric exhibition setting.

An eye-opening experience

In and around FRAME you can experience groundbreaking, current and eye-opening photography, you can attend workshops, experience events or be captured by an artist talk. Or you can have a chilled drink in between the exhibitions and enjoy the classic festival atmosphere during the daily L'Apéro - the festival's very own French-inspired four-night ritual that combines drinks, DJs and good company.

Book your ticket in advance online via the link below or buy tickets at the entrance of our Festival Center at Refshaleøen throughout the festival period! 

We look forward to welcoming you to our festival of photography!

Check ticket prices here

Book you ticket now!

Join our 2022 festival team

Copenhagen Photo Festival is looking for creative, community-minded, and fun-seeking volunteers to join a passionate group of photography lovers at this summer's festival.

You now have the chance to become part of our engaged team of 30 productive souls. Whether it is at the ticket stand, building up the festival, doing video and photo content or making sure our guests are having a good time, our volunteers have an important role to play during the 11 days of the festival from 2-12 June.

Become a Volunteer

If you like photography, events and busy days in an international environment, then Copenhagen Photo Festival is the place for you! If this sounds like something you could be interested in, then join us on June 2-12 2022 in Copenhagen. We’re looking for volunteers who are as excited as we are to work flexibly and who enjoys helping our festival guests feeling welcome and taking on various practical tasks.

Depending on your wishes and experience, you can take on different types of tasks before and during the festival. There’s something here for everyone! Please note that volunteers are required to contribute a minimum of three (3) shifts before or during the Festival. You must be +18 y/o to be a volunteer.

Read more about the different tasks below.

If you want to apply, please send an email to

Read more about the festival: About CPF

Exhibition assistant

The heart of the festival is beating at Refshaleøen where the centre is the vibrant hub for all our programme activities, events and exhibitions. To create a great experience for our guests and participants and make all work well around the clock, we count on our outgoing exhibition assistants.

The team of exhibition assistants move around to guide the guests, keep an eye on the exhibitions, help the exhibitors and make sure that the place is in shape and ready every day to host our activities. If you are service-minded, at ease with big crowds and like making things happen, this is a place for you.

Info Desk/Tickets Sales

We host and welcome a big number of international and local guests, exhibitors and programme participants, and we want them to feel welcomed, well-informed and ready for their experience at the Festival Centre, both indoors and outdoors. We run two info desks/ticket-sales-points, where a small and dedicated team of volunteers will be welcoming and guiding the audience, selling tickets.

It is your responsibility to inform the visitors about the festival and its exhibitions and guide them in the right direction. If you like having responsibility and you’re an outgoing and service-minded person, we’re looking for you. Good English skills are a must, since you’ll be dealing with our international guests. Speaking Danish is a big plus.


We believe that good events create a good experience for both our guests and programme participants. We need your attitude and your smile to make our events happen during the 11 days of the festival.

The most important thing is to be service-minded and flexible. Along with your co-volunteers you will make sure that the event runs smoothly, the place is clean and tidy, and whatever help is needed at a given moment. Through volunteering for this position you will gain a lot of experience and organizing social events will feel like a piece of cake after that!

Production Assistants

Our valuable production assistants are helping with all festival preparations in the Photo Centre at Refshaleøen. We need strong and reliable people who are not afraid of lifting or other physical tasks to help build up the festival center beforehand and take it down afterwards.

If you are interested in event/venue production and want to learn what’s needed to make an 11-day international festival, this is a shift for you.

Super CPF Volunteer

As a Super CPFVolunteer, you can take assignments that require more responsibilities and you will play a more important role in our team. You can combine at least six (6) shifts according to your availability and preferences.

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

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.

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.