Nominated to Byens Bedste 2022

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Nomineret til Byens Bedste 2022

"Copenhagen Photo Festival rykkede igen i år ind på museer i København – med Refshaleøen som centrum. Som en af Europas største har festivalen et væld af interessante udstillinger og temaer at gå om bord i – i år blandt andet vietnamesiske Hien Hoang, som bidrog med »Asia Bistro – Made in Rice«, hvor hun stiller skarpt på indgroede forestillinger om asiatisk kultur.

Årets festival var også særlig, da den gav et indblik i krigen i Ukraine med udstillingen »The Thin Line«, som bestod af billeder taget af ukrainske fotografer, der skulle have udstillet på Odesa Photo Days. I stedet har de portrætteret krigen i både byer og på landet."

Sådan skriver Berlingske i deres indstilling til nomineringen af Copenhagen Photo Festival som Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022.

Stem og hjælp os med at vinde

Vi er super stolte over at være blandt de blot fem nominerede i kategorien Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022, for som Berlingske skriver “Der er altid noget at give sig til i København. Oplevelser venter om hvert et gadehjørne. Men hvilken oplevelse har været den bedste det seneste år?”

Vi håber naturligvis, at du synes, at vores fotofestival har været Byens Bedste Oplevelse i år. Festivalen fejrer fotografiet i store og små gallerier, museer og udstillingssteder i hele København samt i vores festivalcentrum på Refshaleøen. 

Vi håber, at så mange som muligt vil bakke op og stemme på os. Det er et flot selskab af oplevelser, vi er nomineret sammen med, så hver stemme tæller! Vinderen findes dels via en åben afstemning samt af en Jury bestående af AOK-redaktionens genreredaktører.

Hop ind og stem på os her!

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Nominated to Byens Bedste 2022

What wonderful news! Copenhagen Photo Festival has just been nominated to Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022 (Copenhagen’s Best Event  2022) by the Danish national newspaper Berlingske and its Copenhagen section AOK!!

We are so thrilled! The prize is given every year to the best event in Copenhagen – this year for the 21st time! We are super proud to be among the just five nominated in the category Byens Bedste Oplevelse. Because as Berlingske writes “There is always something to do in Copenhagen. New events/experiences are just around every street corner. But which one has been the best the past year?”

We really hope that you think that it is our festival! Copenhagen Photo Festival celebrates photography across Copenhagen in galleries, museums and exhibition spaces as well as at our Festival Center on Refshaleøen.

Help us win!

The winner of the best event of the city is found partly by votes and partly by a jury consisting of editors of the newspaper.  The event with most votes obviously has a great advantage. Therefore we hope you will support our nomination – it would truly mean the world to us being a small non-profit festival! Please note you do not have to be a resident of Copenhagen or Denmark to participate in the vote – you can vote wherever you are in the world!

Hop in and vote for us here! 

 


New Worlds Emerge - an exhibition about video games

NEW WORLDS EMERGE handler om videospil, tilblivelsen af nye
virtuelle verdener og de unikke oplevelser der opstår når spillenes
fantasifulde og forførende scenarier folder sig ud.
Kom med bag kulisserne.

De seneste år har en række danske spilstudier sat Danmark og
dansk produceret spil på det internationale verdenskort. Spil som
Subway Surfers, Hitman, Inside og Deep Rock Galactic er berømte
verden over. Det er spil for alle aldersgrupper der bringer
mennesker på tværs af kloden sammen i nye former for fællesskab
med udgangspunkt i spillenes dragende verdener.

Udstillingen tager dig med bag kulisserne og ser nærmere på, hvad
der ligger før det færdige spil. Hvordan skabes en ny verden, man
får lyst til at fordybe sig i ud af ingenting? Hvordan kombinerer
spillenes lyde og visuelle elementer til stemninger som får spillere til
at fortabe sig i timevis? Hvordan designer man en fed spilkarakter?
Hvilke overvejelser ligger der bag spillets design og æstetik – og
ikke mindst – hvorfor drages vi af disse fantasifulde konstruktioner?
New Worlds Emerge giver indblik i skitser, overvejelser og det
bagvedliggende arbejde med udviklingen af videospil.

I samarbejde med en række berømte danske spilstudier
perspektiverer New Worlds Emerge nye former for innovation,
indlevelse og menneskelige relationer set gennem spillenes vidt
forskellige filtre.

New Worlds Emerge fejrer videospillets unikke dimension og er en
hyldest af den danske spilverden anno 2022!


Online screening: Granny’s Life

All summer you have the chance to visit the outdoor, large scale exhibition Granny by the Ukrainian artist Olena Morozova on the walls of our exhibition venue Frame on Refshaleøen. The touching exhibition was part of this year’s photo festival as a part of Odesa Photo Days. It explores the relationship between the artist and her grandmother, who was once an independent feminist, but was living with dementia in the last years of her life.

As a special summer treat we can now also show Olena Morozova’s film Granny here. The film was shown in our cinema during the festival. We urge you to see Morozova’s portrait of her granny and also to support her fundraiser to get the project published – we would love to see this project as a book! 

You can pre-order the book or find more information on how to support here

Granny’s Life

“In the photos of the project Granny are my granny, me and my younger children Maria and Tymur. My granny had a very bright life, she was a really bright and interesting person with a great sense of humor. She was a doctor, a gynecologist. She started her practice in Siberia, but she dreamed of living in Kyiv and one day her dream came true. 

She was also an examplary feminist. In the Soviet days this was quite strange. All her life she did everything herself. She raised her son (my dad) by herself, she earned money, saved people's lives, helped newborns to life, she got an apartment in Kyiv herself, bought a car for her son and she never got married, but she had many lovers.

I started researching the problem of dementia when my grandmother was diagnosed with it. We talked about her illness so that she does not lose touch with reality. I also involved my children in this process, which was very helpful. 

The burden of dementia

According to the WHO, in 2017 there were more than 50 million people with dementia worldwide. 7.7 million new cases are reported yearly, each one becomes a significant burden on families and health systems. Dementia causes the brain to degenerate and it is characterized by a persistent decrease in cognitive activity with a loss of previously acquired knowledge and practical skills. From the very first manifestations to severe forms, patients require care and social support.

Glimpses of her complex and interesting character are like pearls that you acquire through the hard work of constant communication. These moments dear to our hearts, the chronicle of the struggle against "the darkness" and visions from a past life: military childhood, interesting youth, medical practice in the cruel inhuman conditions of the Russian hinterland, are the essence of the project, which has become more than a project for me. 

At a certain moment, I felt the need to photograph her in those moments when she talks about her visions. I have traced a clear relationship between memories, strong impressions and fears from my grandmother's past and painful visions in the present.

There is no happy ending in this struggle, the illness always wins, and this dread is visible. When phantasmagorias merge with reality it's always scary, and the only thing that can help is the attention of relatives and closeness.

Fundraiser to publish Granny

I think that such an interesting person and interesting life story is worth publishing in an art book. I found a book designer and publisher in Kyiv called RedZet. We did a lot of work on it already and now we have started a fundraiser to publish 300 copies of the first edition of the book «Granny».” Photographer Olena Morozova

Olena Morozova: Granny

Refshalevej 173C, Refshaleøen

 

Help us get better!

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!  

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Zanele Muholi: Zanele Muholi

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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.

From 18 to 23 June GL STRAND gives a 50% discount on the entrance to the Zanele Muholi exhibition if you can show them a festival ticket.

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Den sydafrikanske fotograf og visuelle aktivist Zanele Muholi (f. 1972) brød igennem i starten af 00’erne med fotografier, der dokumenterer sorte lesbiske, homoseksuelle, biseksuelle, trans-, queer- og interseksuelles liv i Sydafrika.

I dag står Zanele Muholi som en af den internationale kunstscenes mest betydningsfulde kunstnere. Udstillingen i GL STRAND er den første store præsentation af Muholis værk til dato i Danmark og inkluderer mere end 100 værker, der dokumenterer LGBTQIA+ i Sydafrika. Udstillingen dækker hele kunstnerens produktion, herunder også helt nye værker og er udviklet af Tate Modern i samarbejde med Kunstforeningen GL STRAND og Bildmuseet, Umeå Universitet.

I perioden 18.6-23.6 giver GL STRAND 50% på entrébilletten til den nyåbnede ”ZANELE MUHOLI” udstilling, når du viser din billet til Copenhagen Photo Festival. 


Curator Talk: On the making of the exhibition”ZANELE MUHOLI”

Photo credit: © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg/Amsterdam and Yancey Richardson, New York

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. 

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. More than 100 photographs are brought together at GL STRAND to present the full breath of Muholi’s career to date, from their very first body of work Only Half the Picture, to their on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama. These works challenge dominant ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as fellow human beings being bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and often violence

Free entrance

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Kurator Talk: Om at skabe udstillingen ”ZANELE MUHOLI”

Mød Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) ved Tate Modern i en samtale med GL STRANDs chefkurator Anne Kielgast om hans samarbejde med Zanele Muholi og tilblivelsen af udstillingen, der er den første store survey-udstilling over kunstnerens værk. Udstillingen åbner senere samme dag og er tilrettelagt af Tate Modern i samarbejde med GL STRAND. 

Den sydafrikanske visuelle aktivist Zanele Muholi (f. 1972) brød igennem i starten af 00’erne med fotografier, der dokumenterer sorte lesbiske, homoseksuelle mænd, biseksuelle, trans-, queer- og interseksuelles liv i Sydafrika. I dag står Zanele Muholi som en af den internationale kunstscenes mest betydningsfulde kunstnere og har udstillet over hele verden. Udstillingen i GL STRAND præsenterer hele Muholis karriere som visuel kunstner: Fra den første værkserie Only Half the Picture (2002-2006) til den igangværende serie af iscenesatte selvportrætter Somnyama Ngonyama (2012-). Muholis værker udfordrer dominerende stereotyper, repræsentationsformer og det heteronormative blik og viser mennesker, der på modig vis lever liv, hvor de bliver mødt med fordomme, intolerance og ofte vold – uden at skildre dem som ofre

Gratis adgang 


LEE MILLER - Fotograf. Icon. Surrealist.

Elizabeth "Lee" Miller (1907-1977) var både som fotograf og som person normbrydende og levede et aldeles usædvanligt liv: Fotograf, model, forretningskvinden, gourmetkok, forfatter og krigskorrespondent. Hun levede et intenst liv i en verden i rygende forandring, og hun fangede den i sine fotografier: krigsreportager fra 2. Verdenskrig og surrealistiske kompositioner med bl.a. den foranderlige kvinderolle som tema. Med et enormt mod engagerede Miller sig i et væld af projekter, men mest af alt var hun en blændende god fotograf. 

I udstillingen LEE MILLER – Fotograf. Ikon. Surrealist fortæller Det Kgl. Bibliotek den vilde historie om Lee Millers liv og værk gennem 100 fotografier fra perioden 1929-1964 samt et væld af breve, dokumenter og magasiner, som ikke tidligere har været vist i Danmark. Udstillingen viser bredden i Millers værk: portræt- og modefotografi fra New York og Paris, landskabsfotografi, de gruopvækkende fotografier fra 2. Verdenskrig, såvel som fabelagtige fotografier af Millers kunstnervenner og bekendtskabskreds – Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Colette, Max Ernst, Dora Maar med flere.


Opening – LEE MILLER - Fotograf. Icon. Surrealist.

Photo: David E. Scherman, dressed for war / David E. Scherman, klædt på til krig. London, England 1943. © Lee Miller Archives 2022. www.leemiller.co.uk

Vær med, når Det Kgl. Bibliotek åbner udstilling om Elizabeth ”Lee” Millers (1907-1977) helt usædvanlige liv som fotograf, model, forretningskvinde, gourmetkok, forfatter og krigskorrespondent.

Til åbningen kan du se udstillingen samt møde de to nulevende personer, der kender Lee Millers liv og værk bedst. Arrangementet begynder i Dronningesalen, hvor fotofaglig kurator Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz præsenterer Lee Millers vilde historie i samtale med barnebarnet Ami Bouhassane og Millers søn, fotografen Antony Penrose, der begge er direktører for Lee Miller Archives.

Efter arrangementet i salen byder Det Kgl. Bibliotek på et glas i atrium, og der vil være mulighed for at besøge udstillingen.

Fri entré – begrænset kapacitet.


KBH Film & Fotoskoles afgangsudstilling

Udstilling Forår 2022

I år udstiller fotograferne fra KBH Film & Fotoskole deres afgangsprojekter på Basement på Vesterbro.

Udstillingen er som altid præget af en stor diversitet, både i temaer, men også i fremstillingen af projekterne. Nogle fotografer har fotograferet det helt nære og lokale, mens andre har været langt uden for landet for at finde deres historier. 

Her er alt fra det dybt personlige, til det politiske og stillingtagende, og projekterne favner både stillbilleder, installationer, lyd og levende billeder.

Fernisering d. 16.06.22 kl. 17-20

Åbningstider:

Fredag & lørdag Kl. 10-18

Søndag Kl. 10-14


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.