Satellite Exhibitions

It is Copenhagen Photo Festival’s vision to strengthen our ability to consider photography as a form of expression. The satellite exhibitions of the festival are what creates the volume that justifies that Copenhagen Photo Festival can call itself Scandinavia’s largest photo festival. It is also largely the satellite programme that connects documentary photography and fine art photography and thereby offers the visitors a both quality-borne and multifaceted experience of the photographic expression.

It is Copenhagen Photo Festival’s ambition to be among the five most important photo festivals in Europe within the next three years. Among other things, this will be achieved through bringing the international photography and art scene to Copenhagen – which will benefit the Danish network within photography and art. This ambition should be achieved in collaboration with exhibition partners, who also believe in international potential of Copenhagen!

We therefore invite all independent as well as established exhibitions spaces, who are planning a photo-based exhibition, to apply to become part of our satellite programme.

Satellite exhibitions are exhibitions outside Photo City. This is a category for independent photographers, artists, photo schools, Museums, galleriers, art centres, project rooms etc. The exhibitions are mainly to be found in the greater Copenhagen area and in Southern Sweden. In many cases they can be experienced for a longer time than the official festival period. If you are a photographer, artist or an institution, and you plan a photo exhibition in an alternative exhibition space, you can apply to have the exhibition included in the festival program. The exhibition space can be a cafe, library, cultural center or similar. Copenhagen Photo Festival cannot offer a location for satellite exhibitors.

As a contributor to Copenhagen Photo Festival you will be a part of the festival’s communication and marketing via the printed and digital programme, via PR and via our social media channels, such as Facebook and Instagram. 

The application is processed by Copenhagen Photo Festival’s programme committee, which consists of festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz, daily manager at ASTRID NOACKS ATELIER,  Søren Pagter, head of the department for photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and Sigrid Nygaard, photographer and photo editor at the daily newspaper Information.


NW Gallery. Foto: Hans Vedsted

NW Gallery, 2018. Foto: Hans Vedsted