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.


Festival Pass with Benefits

This year your Copenhagen Photo Festival pass not only opens the doors to the many exhibitions and events at the Festival Center on Refshaleøen, it also gives you benefits to other great photographic experiences around the Copenhagen area.

This year you get half price on the entrance to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk during the festival period 2-12 June. Louisiana currently exhibits works by the iconic photographer, Diane Arbus – a rare treat, since she is almost never exhibited in Europe, and definitely worth the beautiful train ride to Humlebæk. 

Read more about this and the free tour of the Arbus exhibition for Copenhagen Photo Festival guests.

Free entrance to Trine Søndergaard exhibition

South of Copenhagen you can visit Greve Museum’s exhibition Faraway Nearby with new works by the internationally renowned Danish photographer Trine Søndergaard for free – also definitely worth a travel. Especially since  the museum and Trine Søndergaard unfortunately had to cancel the planned tapas and talk event with the artist on 3 June because of the passing away of her mother in law.

However, you can still go on a guided tour of the exhibition 9 june (the participation fee is 50 kr.) 

Festival blues benefits: Zanele Muholi at GL Strand

As a special post-festival treat we are this year planning a festival blues section for you. This means, we will present you with a host of exhibitions which will show photography during the summer months. And this is where it gets really good, because at Gl. Strand, you can also use your festival pass to get half price for the first week of the upcoming exhibition by Zanele Muholi. 

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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.

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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

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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


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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