Trine Søndergaard Investigates Time and History

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. 

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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.