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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

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Photo Festival Blues?

Photo: Lee Miller, solarisation self-portrait

We know the feeling: When all the enriching experiences of the 11 days of festival fun stop and the festival closes down, an urgent feeling of emptiness can set in. However, this year we have made plans to ease your festival blues. We have kept an eye out for lens-based exhibitions opening after the festival. This week three exhibitions open in Copenhagen at Basement in Vesterbro, The Royal Library and at GL Strand.

Emerging artists from KBH Film- og Fotoskole

At the independent exhibition space Basement on Vesterbro you can experience the works of this year's young, emerging artists graduating from KBH Film & Footskole from 16 june to 19 June – so do not hesitate to stop by. It is always enriching to get a peak into the projects of future art photographers. The exhibiting artists are: Ellen Hartmann Andersen, Yasmin Jalilian, Malek Bigum Ben Habhab, Siri Thorup, Pedersen, Oline Nordengaard, Elisabeth Vicoria Friis, Jón Helgi Pálmason, Kasper Søholt, Ditte Blom Nielsen, Anna Murmann Olesen, Emil Pril, Rosa Tiedje Løkken, Julie Marie Rustad, Sara-Sofie Mahony, Sigrid Ellesøe Nielsen, Niels Lensvold, Maria Buhl Christensen, Martin Belusa, Thea Tønnesvang, Emma Fager, Dicte Hostrup Sønnichsen, Josephine Motet Jessen, Sarah Arge.

Dazzling photographs by Lee Miller

The Royal Library also opens a must-see exhibition on 16 June about the photographer, model, business woman, war correspondent and gourmet chef, Elizabeth “Lee” Miller. She lived an extraordinary life herself and on top of that she was also a dazzling photographer. She both documented and played with the photographic medium: The war photographs documenting the horrors of World War II as well as he playful surreel compositions that circled around the fluctuating role of women.

Curator talk and world class contemporary art photography at GL Strand

This week another must-see photography exhibition opens at GL Strand. South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b.1972) came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. Today, Zanele Muholi is one of the most significant artists on the international scene. The exhibition at GL STRAND is the first major presentation of Muholi’s work to date in Denmark and includes more than 100 works documenting LGBTQI + in South Africa and presenting the full breadth of Muholi’s career to date. The Exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen and Bildmuseet at Umeå University.

On 17 June you can meet Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) at Tate Modern in conversation with GL STRAND’s chief curator Anne Kielgast about his collaboration with Zanele Muholi and the making of the exhibition, which is the artist’s first major survey exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Tate Modern in collaboration with GL STRAND. Following the talk there will be a celebration of the opening of the exhibition.

NB! As a special treat, everyone with a Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 ticket get a 50% discount on the entrance of this exhibition from 18 to 23 June.

Virtual gaming worlds at Øksnehallen

25 June you can experience another type of exhibition, when Øksnehallen opens the exhibition, New Worlds Emerge. The exhibition is part of a collaboration with Fotografisk Center, which shows Char Davies' virtual worlds all summer with Osmose. The exhibition explores the field of video games and how they emerge out of the minds of the creators. The exhibition is not strictly photographic but explores a border country where photography, video and fictitious worlds connects.


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!


Meet Krista Svalbonas – solo artist 2022 under the Framing Vision category

"I think there's an importance to this work right now, especially since history is repeating. We are seeing the war in Ukraine, which kinds of mirrors this story as well."⁠

The Baltic-American artist Krista Svalbonas is the woman behind the exhibition "Displacement" which won this year's open-call in the category Framing Vision and which is the amazing, thought provoking and scarily relevant result of an intensive research process into the history of her family's Baltic roots. Her parents fled the Russian regime after World War II and Svalbonas project excavates this history.⁠

We were happy to have the chance to meet and interview Krista when she was visiting the festival for the install and opening last weekend. ⁠

Svalbonas' laser-cut photographs can be experienced at the festival until this Sunday, so don't hesitate to stop by!⁠

Video credit: Sonia Tomegros Regalado


Meet Alexandra Rose Howland – solo artist 2022 under the Framing Society category

"With my work I'm trying to relook at things that we've already seen before, and to rephotograph them in a way that challenges our perspective and challenges the narrative that we've already formed in our minds about these locations."⁠

Alexandra Rose Howland (US/UK) has spent the last decade living in the Middle East. Throughout this time, Howland became aware that what a foreigner views and photographs does not always embody the lived reality of locals, and Howland began asking to download first-person accounts; from selfies to family photos, to Snapchats. The resulting Leave and Let Us Go is an intimate and multi-dimensional portrait of Irak and Iraqis that returns the narrative power of an often-misunderstood country to its own citizens.⁠

We were happy to have the chance to meet and interview Alexandra when she was visiting the festival for the install and opening. You can experience Alexandra's work at the festival until tomorrow evening, so don't hesitate to stop by the Festival Center this weekend!⁠

 

Video credit: Sonia Tomegros Regalado


Meet Hien Hoang - solo artist 2022 under the Framing Identity category

"I want to talk about the clichés and stereotypes about Asian people in the West using food as the output. I think food is a very powerful medium, and it says a lot about our country, our heritage, our identity, our memories."

Meet Hien Hoang! The artist behind the Festival Center exhibition 'Asia Bistro – Made in Rice'⁠.

The Vietnamese artist won our open call in the Framing Identity category this year with her project. ⁠We were very happy to have her here for the opening of the exhibition at Refshaleøen last week. Here she gives an introduction to herself and her amazing exhibition, work and practice!⁠

Hien's exhibition is open until June 12 at the Festival Center.

 

Video credit: Sonia Tomegros Regalado


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

 


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)

Dansk tekst nedenfor

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


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. 

Stay in the festival loop

Over the next days and weeks, we will unveil even more of the many fantastic photo exhibitions, events and talks that you can experience at this year's photo festival. If you want to stay in the festival news loop, we recommend you follow us on our social media - or sign up for our newsletter. Here you’ll get all the biggest festival highlights, invitations to openings and special events served directly in your inbox!

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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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