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Futures Nordic Talents 2022

2. June - 12. June

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Photo: Oscar Scott Carl, Nanna

As a member of the European Photography Platform FUTURES, Copenhagen Photo Festival has nominated five Nordic talents to join the platform this year. The five talents selected by the CPF programme committee are Tine Bek, Luna Scales, Oscar Scott Carl, Inuuteq Storch and Iben Gad. During this year’s festival you can get an insight into their work in the group exhibition Futures Nordic Talents 2022 at the festival center. 

Iben Gad – To The Unpopular Girls 

Educated from DMJX the Danish school of media and journalism 2021

The project is driven by Iben Gad’s curiosity to get to know what drove her bullies. ‘To the unpopular girls’ is a personal project about identity that explores social dynamics in Gad’s childhood. She has asked eight of her bullies if they wanted to meet for a conversation and for a photo session too. The exhibition is built on interviews, portraits and archive material such as screenshots, photographs and paintings and staged as a children’s room.

Inuuteq Storch – Keepers of the Ocean

Educated from Fatamorgana 2011 and ICP 2016 

Keepers of the Ocean investigates Storch’s hometown, Sisimiut, and the life there. “The more I spend time away, the more I understand what we have at home is special. The intimacy we have is created by the nature we are surrounded with, rough and honest. The weather controls everything, and nature gives us everything we need,” Storch says about the project. 

Luna Scales – Slow Motions

Educated from The Royal Danish Art Academy 2020

Inspired by Edward Muybridge’s pioneering photographs documenting minute movements, Luna Scales’ exhibition Slow Motions examines how the slow motion effect becomes a tool of measuring, which highlights details in the body movements. Movements we are not able to see otherwise. Luna Scales questions which movements and actions we associate with certain bodies. When does the body behave normal, and when does it deviate? Is it possible to observe or understand it from an objective universal perspective unaffected by its surroundings?

Oscar Scott Carl – Nanna

Educated from DMJX the Danish school of media and journalism 2021

‘Nanna’ is a document and diary. Of a time of uncertainty, disbelief and tears, but also laughter and meaningfulness. It explores the relationship to the artist’s father at a time when his relationship to his dying mother was changing. Oscar himself becomes a trusted adult. Even though the project was made as a way of letting go and remembering the life of his beloved grandma, as it unfolded it turned out to be much more about life than death. 

Tine Bek – The Vulgarity of Beeing Three-Dimensional

Educated from Fatamorgana 2009 and Glasgow School of Arts 2015

Tine Bek work is concerned with escape strategies. In her photography she tries to escape strict hierarchical structures through a series of aesthetic experiments. She presents images of shapes that run over, flow, crumble and bulge out. An excess of uncontrolled forms that in the sculptural tradition have been dismissed as vulgar or possibly baroque. Her images impose a sense of discomfort, little cracks beneath the surface. It is through these minutiae ruptures in the surfaces she exposes that a material hierarchy forms – is marble better than foam? 


Futures started in 2017, with an annual programme to support emerging artists who were selected by museums and festivals throughout Europe. FUTURES’ goal is to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists and to bridge the gap between emerging and established artists. For 2022, FUTURES has several activities in store focusing on increasing visibility, networking, showcasing and mentoring.

We are delighted that FUTURES Photography Platform has been selected by the European Commission as a beneficiary of the Creative Europe Programme 2022-2024. FUTURES has strengthened its position as the European Photography Platform with a programme devoted to the development, promotion and empowering of young European talents alongside synergies and collaborations among its members and partners. In the coming years, FUTURES will launch and promote a plurality of activities aimed at driving innovation, inclusivity and sustainability.

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2. June
12. June
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