A big heartfelt THANK YOU!

Image credit: Video still from the aftermovie 2023 by Sonia Tomegros Regalado

We want to thank everyone who made this year’s Copenhagen Photo Festival a very special experience. We are so grateful for every single visit to the festival center on Refshaleøen and at all the more than 40 festival exhibition partners across Copenhagen and Scania – thank you for taking part in and contributing so generously to this year’s festival!

Rewilding the festival center

And of course we also want to thank everyone who made this year’s Festival Center a memorable venue with 14 exhibitions in total dispersed throughout the large wilderness at Refshaleøen: Our six international ‘rewilding’ solo artists: Nanna Heitmann, Craig Ames, Kristina Knipe, Erik Berglin, Hilla Kurki, Daniel Hinks; the FUTURES photography traveling group exhibition On the Verge featuring Alice Pallot, Ugo Woatzi, Pauline Hisbacq, Cian Burke, Mark Duffy, Daniel Szalai and Julie Kleiwaniec; The emerging talents from the Scandinavian photo schools DMJX, Oslo Met, VERA Skole for kunst og Design and KBH FIlm&Fotoskole ; The curatorial initiative ATLA’s three exhibitions with emerging talents; the five selected FUTURES Talents 2023: Sofie Flinth, Mikkel Hørlyck, Susanne Fagerlund, Giulia Mangione and Jonas Tislevoll and last but not least Paris Photo and Aperture's Photo Book Awards Exhibition.

Photo books at GL STRAND and Thiemers Magasin 

This year we were also very happy to pay a special tribute to the photo book with a collaboration with Kunstforeningen GL STRAND about a well visited photo book market with 19 engaged photo and art book publishers and actors and a day full of talks, discussions and screenings. And also at Thiemer's Magasin where the discussions about photo books flourished all week. We hope this focus will mark the beginning of a new tradition at the festival.

Thank you to our generous supporters!

We are also grateful for all the generous supporters financing the exhibitions this year: Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familiefond, Creative Europe Programme, Nordic Council of Ministers, FUTURES photography, Imagine5, Nordic Culture Point, Wisti Fonden, Indre By Lokaludvalg and Vesterbro Lokaludvalg. 

Invaluable and indispensable volunteers

We are also grateful for all the helpful, supportive and creative volunteers and staff that make this festival physically appear at all. Without you the festival would not happen, so thank you for your big engagement, creative spirits and huge support – you are a true and indispensable force of nature!

A big round of applause!

Last but not least lets give a big round of applause to 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!

Let's do it again next year from 6 to 16 June

We wish you all a joyful summer and hope to see you again next year when we invite you to engage with the theme 'ENTANGLEMENT' for the 14th edition of the festival which we plan to celebrate from 6 to 16 June.

Best wishes,

The CPF team