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.

 

 


Photographic Workshops at The Festival Center

At this year's festival you can explore several old photographic techniques, when we host workshops in both cyanotyping, polaroid transfer and the ancient Japanese technique stab binding, which makes you able to create your own personal photo or note book. 

All the workshops at the Festival Center are now available in the Festival Program  – from cyanotyping to NFTs. To attend the workshop you need to sign up, so do not hesitate to reserve your seat.

To sign up or learn more about the workshops click the links below 

Workshop programme at the Festival Center

Sunday 5 June

11 am - 1 pm Thread the Needle – Blankt Papir Press

Monday 6 June

11 am - 1 pm Thread the Needle – Blankt Papir Press 

1pm - 3 pm Polaroid Transfer – Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

Friday 10 June

5 pm - 6 pm NFT workshop – EyeEye.me

Sunday 12 June

11 am - 2 pm  Cynanotype – Fotografi på Godsbanen

1 pm - 3 pm Polaroid Transfer – Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

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Fotografiske workshops i Festival Centrum

På årets festival kan du udforske flere forskellige gamle kendte fototeknikker, når vi afholder workshops i både cyanotypi, polaroid transfer og den japanske stab-binding teknik på Refshaleøen, som giver dig mulighed for fx at lave din egen foto- eller notesbog.

Du kan få det fulde overblik over festivalens workshops – fra cyanotypi til NFT – i festivalprogrammet, som du kan finde ved at klikke herunder. Alle workshops har begrænsede pladser og kræver tilmelding for at deltage, så hold dig endelig ikke tilbage.  

Hvis du vil tilmelde dige eller læse mere, kan du klikke på linkene herunder

Workshop-program på Festival Center

Søndag 5. juni

11-13 Thread the Needle – Blankt Papir Press

Mandag 6. juni

11-13  Thread the Needle – Blankt Papir Press 

13-15 Polaroid Transfer – Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

Fredag 10. juni

17-17.45 NFT workshop – EyeEye.me

Søndag 12. juni

11-14  Cynanotype – Fotografi på Godsbanen

13-15 Polaroid Transfer – Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

 


Visit Odesa Photo Days in Copenhagen this summer⁠

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Press release  

CPF and Odesa Photo Days Join Hands in Copenhagen This Summer

When Copenhagen Photo Festival celebrates photography in Copenhagen on 2-12 June, you can this year experience two exhibitions from the Ukrainian festival Odesa Photo Days. One by photo artist Olena Morozova, the other by a number of artists who in one night had to adjust to becoming war photographers. Copenhagen Photo Festival are pleased to announce the collaboration with the Ukrainian photo festival, which was canceled when the war broke out in Ukraine. 

As a result of the war, everyday life has come to a standstill in Ukraine. This also applies to the cultural life, which usually blooms in the spring and summer months. The international festival of contemporary photography based in Ukraine Odesa Photo Days was to be held on 19-22 May, but as one of the countless cultural events it was canceled when the war broke out. Copenhagen Photo Festival reached out to Odesa Photo Days to collaborate on creating an alternative festival event. 

In collaboration, the Nordic region's largest photo festival and Kateryna Radchenko, leader of Odesa Photo Days, have arranged for two exhibitions to be shown in Copenhagen during the festival on 2-12. June. The exhibition Granny by Olena Morozova and the group exhibition The Thin Line, both curated by Kateryna Radchenko. Copenhagen Photo Festival's director, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, is looking forward to welcoming the Ukrainian sister festival:

“We are really happy to be able to reach out to Odesa Photo Days and give them an opportunity to realize two exhibitions under our auspices despite the unbearable situation they and the whole of Ukraine are in right now. Our hope is that with this collaboration we can both show some highly current exhibitions and at the same time support Odesa Photo Days and the Ukrainian photographers involved, ”says Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen. 

Artists on the front lines as war photographers

The Thin Line is one of the Ukrainian exhibitions to be found at the Copenhagen Photo Festival this summer. The exhibition contains photos of artists who, during one night, had to adjust to becoming war photographers on the front lines. 

"In one night, Ukrainian photographers and artists turned into war correspondents documenting the destruction of their hometowns. I shifted the focus of Odesa Photo Days to tell the world what is happening in Ukraine and support photographers working on the front lines." said Kateryna Radchenko, curator of the exhibition and director of Odesa Photo Days. She continues: 

"The Thin Line exhibition is special in that it contains both photographs of the current war and earlier series of Ukrainian photographers. For me, this exhibition visually illustrates the state we are in now. When everything has changed, from the daily routine to the level of physical danger, from time to time the subconscious throws up pictures from “previous life”. I am happy for the support from my Danish colleagues and the opportunity to show The Thin Line as well as Granny by Olena Morozova, which is also an incredibly important and relevant exhibition."

In Olena Morozova's exhibition Granny, the artist depicts her grandmother's life and challenge with dementia after a long life as a respected gynecologist and women's advocate in Ukraine. 

The exhibitions Granny and The Thin Line can be found in the center of the photo festival on Refshaleøen on 2-12 June 2022. Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 is currently supported by the City of Copenhagen, the Obel Family Foundation and Creative Europe - the EU's cultural support program. The festival's final program is updated regularly at https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/

For press inquiries, contact: 

Helene Obel, 2877 7927, helene@have.dk  

Anja Linnet, 2265 5348, anja@have.dk
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Copenhagen Photo Festival indgår samarbejde med ukrainsk fotofestival

Når Nordens største fotofestival afholdes den 2.-12. juni 2022, kan man i år som noget helt særligt opleve to udstillinger fra den ukrainske festival Odesa Photo Days. Den ene af fotokunstner Olena Morozova, den anden af en række kunstnere, der på en nat måtte omstille sig til at blive krigsfotografer. Copenhagen Photo Festival har nemlig indgået et samarbejde med den ukrainske fotofestival, der aflyste, da krigen brød ud. 

Som følge af krigen er hverdagen gået i stå i Ukraine. Det gælder også for kulturlivet, der normalt blomstrer op i forår- og sommerhalvåret. Den ukrainske fotofestival Odesa Photo Days stod til at blive afholdt den 19.-22. maj, men er en af de utallige kulturbegivenheder, der blev aflyst, da krigen brød ud. Derfor rakte Copenhagen Photo Festival ud til Odesa Photo Days og tilbød dem en platform for kunsten. 

I samarbejde har Nordens største fotofestival og Kateryna Radchenko, leder af Odesa Photo Days, arrangeret, at to udstillinger vises i København under festivalen den 2.-12. juni. Udstillingen Granny af Olena Morozova og gruppeudstillingen The Thin Line, der begge er kurateret af Kateryna Radchenko. Copenhagen Photo Festivals direktør, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, glæder sig til at byde velkommen til den ukrainske søsterfestival:

”Vi er rigtig glade for at kunne række hånden ud til Odesa Photo Days og give dem en mulighed for at realisere to udstillinger i vores regi på trods af den ubærlige situation de og hele Ukraine står i lige nu. Vores håb er, at vi med dette samarbejde både kan vise nogle højaktuelle udstillinger og samtidig støtte op om Odesa Photo Days og de ukrainske fotografer,”  fortæller Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen. 

Kunstnere på frontlinjen som krigsfotografer

The Thin Line er den ene af de ukrainske udstillinger, der er at finde på Copenhagen Photo Festival til sommer. Udstillingen indeholder fotos af kunstnere, der i løbet af en nat skulle omstille sig til at blive krigsfotografer på frontlinjen. 

”På en nat forvandledes livet for flere af de ukrainske fotografer og kunstnere, der skulle have udstillet på festivalen. I stedet står de nu på frontlinjen som krigsfotografer. Det er vigtigt for mig at støtte op om dem og deres arbejde, og derfor skiftede jeg fokus for Odesa Photo Days,” Kateryna Radchenko, kurator af udstillingen og leder af Odesa Photo Days. Hun fortsætter: 

The Thin Line indeholder fotografier fra krigen og tidligere værker af fotograferne. Den viser, hvilken tilstand vi står midt i. Alt det, der har ændret sig og den virkelighed, vi lever i. Udstillingen er helt særlig, og jeg er glad for støtten fra mine danske kollegaer og muligheden for at vise The Thin Line såvel som Granny af Olena Morozova, der også er en utroligt vigtig og relevant udstilling.”

I Olena Morozovas udstilling Granny  skildrer kunstneren sin bedstemors liv og udfordring med demens efter et langt liv som respekteret gynækolog og kvindesagsforkæmper i Ukraine. 

Udstillingerne Granny og The Thin Line er at finde i fotofestivalens centrum på Refshaleøen den 2.-12 juni 2022. Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 er foreløbigt støttet af Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familiefond og Creative Europe – EU’s kulturstøtteprogram. Festivalens endelige program opdateres løbende på https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/

For pressehenvendelse, kontakt: 

Helene Obel, 2877 7927, helene@have.dk  

Anja Linnet, 2265 5348, anja@have.dk


Louisiana Museum and Copenhagen Photo Festival collaborate

Photo credit: Diane Arbus poses for a rare portrait in the Automat at Sixth Avenue between 41st & 42nd Street in New York, New York circa 1968. (Photo by Roz Kelly/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Copenhagen Photo Festival and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art are collaborating in connection with this year's photo festival in June. This means that anyone with a festival ticket can get a discount at the entrance to Louisiana during the festival period. The museum has also arranged a special tour of the current exhibition Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 only for Copenhagen Photo Festival guests free of charge. Festival guests are also invited to participate in the Louisiana Lecture on Diane Arbus with the British author Geoff Dyer. 

Copenhagen Photo festival guests can now look forward to a special benefit when they buy a ticket to this year's festival. This year, the ticket not only gives access to the many exhibitions, talks and events in the Festival Center on Refshaleøen. If you are a Festival Pass holder, you also get half price at the entrance to the beautiful art museum in Humlebæk north of Copenhagen during the festival period 2.-12. June. 

Take a special tour with Arbus

If you are interested in photography, the current exhibition is an absolute must. Until August, Louisiana Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 about the American photographer with the special eye for crooked existences and lop-sided perspectives. She was one of the crucial figures in the development of contemporary art photography, and on June 7, the museum invites you to an exclusive tour of the exhibition for 30 of the photo festival's guests. The museum is free upon presentation of a special festival ticket, which can be purchased via the link below.

Book your festival Pass tour ticket 

Louisiana also invited Copenhagen Photo Festival’s photo enthusiastic guests to join the Louisiana Lecture on Diane Arbus on June 8 at 19.30 with author and critic Geoff Dyer. Dyer has written several books on photography and will talk about Arbus' special ability to capture what you do not otherwise see in your photographs. The lecture is held in English, and you can register by sending an email to info@copenhagenphotofestival.com. There are only a few VIP tickets available, so do not hesitate to book your seat. 

Read more about Geoff Dyer's Louisiana Lecture

Read more about Diane Arbus and the exhibition

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Louisiana og Copenhagen Photo Festival samarbejder

Copenhagen photo Festival og Louisiana har indgået et samarbejde i forbindelse med årets fotofestival i juni. Det betyder, at alle med en festivalbillet kan få rabat på indgangen til Louisiana. Museet har desuden  arrangeret en særomvisning i udstillingen Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 kun for Copenhagen Photo Festivals gæster samt inviteret interesserede til at deltage i en Louisiana Lecture om Arbus med den britiske forfatter Geoff Dyer. 

Copenhagen Photo festivals  gæster kan nu se frem til en særlig fordel, når de køber billet til årets festival. I år giver billetten ikke blot adgang til de mange udstillinger, talks og events i Festival Centrum på Refshaleøen. Man får også  halv pris på indgangen til det smukke kunstmuseum i Humlebæk nord for København i festivalperioden 2.-12. juni, hvis man kan fremvise en festivalbillet. 

Tag på særomvisning med Arbus

Interesserer man sig for fotografi er den aktuelle udstilling et must. Frem til august viser Louisiana Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 om den amerikanske fotograf med det særlige blik for de skæve eksistenser. Hun var en af de helt afgørende skikkelse for udviklingen af moderne kunstfotografi, og den 7. juni inviterer museet til en særomvisning i udstillingen for 30 af  fotofestivalens gæster. Omvisningen og entreen til museet er gratis mod forevisning af en særlig festivalbillet, som kan købes via linket herunder

Book din festival billet med omvisning

VIP-billetter til Louisiana Lecture om Arbus med Geoff Dyer

Louisiana har desuden stillet et antal VIP-billetter til rådighed til den britiske forfatter Geoff Dyers  Louisiana Lecture om Diane Arbus den 8. juni kl. 19.30. Dyer har skrevet flere bøger om fotografi og vil tale om Arbus’ særlig evne til at indfange det, man ellers ikke ser i sine fotografier. Foredraget afholdes på engelsk, og man kan tilmelde sig ved at sende en mail til info@copenhagenphotofestival.com. Der er kun få VIP-billetter til rådighed, så skynd dig at booke din billet. 

Læs mere om Geoff Dyers Louisiana Lecture

Læs mere om Diane Arbus og udstillingen


Astrid Kruse Jensen's scenic dreams

When Martin Asbæk Gallery opens the exhibition Resonance by Astrid Kruse Jensen 20 May it will be with a number of new photographic works that seek to capture what is everchanging and goes beyond the tangible. The relationship between photography and remembrance is an important drive for the artist, who has worked with memory as a form of shifted reality in her entire oeuvre. During the photo festival in June the gallery invites you to two artist talks in the gallery.

Resonance is an interaction between cyanotypes and works created using expired polaroid film, and it is therefore not the concrete motives, which are in focus. Instead, the works circle around inner conditions and a search for resonance. The viewer gets the sense of standing across from an abstraction without reference to any specific time. Deconstructed dream images, rooms, and memories merge.

The relationship between photography and remembrance is an important drive for the artist, who has worked with memory as a form of shifted reality in her entire oeuvre. This is expressed through an exploration of the basics of photography. Using double exposure, backlight, chemical traces and the use of long shutter speed, Kruse Jensen generates, with strokes of light, traces of what has already passed, while simultaneously encapsulating traces of resonance.

Scenes of dreams

The title of the exhibition refers to the echo of reminiscences in the world: to sense the resonance of the past in the present. The cyanotypes of the exhibition are an example of a photographic technique, where motives are developed by placing objects on paper prepared with light-sensitive emulsion, which is then exposed to sunlight. However, Astrid Kruse Jensen’s cyanotypes do not work with the imprint of the object, but instead with the imprint of its shadow. Thereby giving the abstract a concrete form – and at the same time connecting with both the starting point of photography, light, as well as the shadows of the past. The works appear as scenes of dreams, in rooms created with the desire for a life in balance.

In the exhibition, Kruse Jensen also introduces a number of works on glass, where it is unclear, whether we are over or under the water surface. The concept of resonance is also known from physics, where it describes two systems that go in oscillations with each other, in harmony. Astrid Kruse Jensen's photographic works are an interpretation as well as an adaptation of this harmony.

About the artist

Astrid Kruse Jensen (b. 1975) has studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the Netherlands and at the Glasgow School of Art. She has been nominated for several prizes, such as the Deutsche Börse Preis in 2014 and Anne Marie Telmányi’s prize for women artists in 2017. Kruse Jensen has had solo exhibitions in Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Iceland and India as well as several group exhibitions in Europe as well as The States, Canada and China. Kruse Jensen’s works are in several private and public collections, including at the George Eastman House, ARoS, The National Collection of Photography, Manchester City Gallery, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Artotheque de Caen, the John Kobal Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.

See exhibition details

Artist talks

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Astrid Kruse Jensens drømmekulisser

Når Martin Asbæk Gallery åbner udstillingen Resonance af Astrid Kruse Jensen fredag den 20. maj bliver det med række nye fotografiske værke, som forsøger at indfange dét, der er i evig forandring og som rækker udover det håndgribelige. Dekonstruerede drømmebilleder, rum og minder går i ét, og netop fotografiets relation til erindringen er en vigtig drivkraft hos kunstneren, der igennem hele sit virke har arbejdet med erindring som en forskudt virkelighed. I forbindelse med fotofestivalen i juni, kan du opleve kunstneren til hele to artist talks i galleriet.

Udstillingen er en vekselvirkning mellem blåtryk og værker skabt på forældet polaroid film, og det er således ikke de konkrete motiver, der er i fokus. I stedet kredser værkerne om tilstande, en søgen efter resonans. Som beskuer får man fornemmelsen af at stå overfor en abstraktion uden reference til nogen specifik tid. Dekonstruerede drømmebilleder, rum og minder går i ét, og netop fotografiets relation til erindringen er en vigtig drivkraft hos kunstneren, der igennem hele sit virke har arbejdet med erindring som en forskudt virkelighed. Dette kommer til udtryk gennem en udforskning af fotografiets grundmateriale. Gennem dobbelteksponeringer, modlys, kemiske spor og brugen af lange lukketider frembringer Kruse Jensen med strøg af lys, sporene fra det, som allerede har passeret, og indkapsler samtidigt spor af resonans.

Drømmekulisser

Udstillingens titel refererer til erindringens genklang i verden; at mærke resonans fra fortiden ind i nutiden. Udstillingens ’blåtryk’ er et eksempel på en fotografisk teknik, hvor motiver fremkaldes ved at placere objekter på papir klargjort med en lysfølsom emulsion, der efterfølgende udsættes for sollys. Særligt for Astrid Kruse Jensens blåtryk er, at der i værkerne ikke arbejdes med objektets aftryk, men i stedet med aftrykket fra dets skygge. Herved får det abstrakte konkret form – samtidig med at værkerne trækker tråde til både fotografiets udgangspunkt, lyset, såvel som fortidens skygger. I udstillingens værker fremstår rummene som kulisser for drømme, i rum som er skabt med ønsket om en tilstand i balance.

I udstillingen introducerer Kruse Jensen også en række værker på glas, hvor det ikke er klart, hvorvidt vi befinder os over eller under vandets overflade. Begrebet resonans kendes også fra fysikken, hvor det beskriver to systemer, der går i svingninger med hinanden, i samklang. Astrid Kruse Jensens fotografiske værker er en fortolkning såvel som bearbejdning af denne samklang.

Om kunstneren

Astrid Kruse Jensen (f. 1975) har studeret på Gerrit Rietveld Academy i Holland samt på Glasgow School of Art. Hun har været nomieret til adskillige priser, herunder Deutsche Börse Preis i 2014 og Anne Marie Telmányi’s pris for kvindelige kunstnere i 2017. Kruse Jensen har haft soloudstillinger i Danmark, Sverige, Frankrig, Tyskland, Holland, Island og Indien samt adskillige gruppeudstillinger i Europa samt USA, Canada og Kina. Kruse Jensens værker optræder endvidere i flere private og offentlige samlinger, herunder George Eastman House, ARoS, Den Nationale Fotosamling, Manchester City Gallery, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Artotheque de Caen, John Kobal Foundation og Statens Kunstfond.

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Artist talks


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


Are you our new intern?

👇🏼 SE OPSLAGET PÅ DANSK NEDERST 👇🏼

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 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF YOU? 

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 info@copenhagenphotofestival.com 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Get a sense of the festival mood here CPFaftermovie 2021 

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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 

HVAD FORVENTER VI AF DIG? 

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 info@copenhagenphotofestival.com 

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!

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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 volunteers@copenhagenphotofestival.com

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.

Events/Runners

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
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.