Nominated to Byens Bedste 2022

English text below

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!  

Click here for the English survey

Klik her for at få spørgsmålene på dansk


A Big Heartfelt Thank You

Video: Sonia Tomegros Regalado / @noia_de_mon

We want to thank everyone who made Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 so very special. We are so happy for every single visit to the festival venue and at all the festival partner venues across Copenhagen and Scania – we are grateful you were part of this year's festival!

And of course we also want to thank everyone who made this year’s Festival Center so very special and worth the visit: Our three international solo artists, Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland and Krista Svalbonas, Tofu Collective’s exhibition at the Space Frame with Chinese artists Luo Yang and Lin Zhipeng, DMJX’s presentation of three photo journalistic talents Jesper Houborg, Louise Herrche and Mads Frost, Odesa Photo Days’ two exhibitions Granny by Olena Morozova, the group exhibition The Thin Line and the Norwegian curator Charlotte Wiig’s group exhibition of a host of female photographers called A Female Gaze and not least the five selected FUTURES Nordic Talents, Iben Gad, Tine Bek, Oscar Scott Carl, Inuuteq Storch and Luna Scales.

Thank you to our generous supporters and helping hands

We are also grateful for all the generous supporters financing the exhibitions: Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familie Fond, Creative Europe Programme, Nordic Counsel of Ministers and Værksted for fotografi as well as all the helpful and supportive volunteers and staff that make this festival physically appear at all.

Last but not least we want to thank 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!

Thank You! Click here to see all partners and supporters!


Workshop – Polaroid Transfer

Join us for a 3-hour workshop in Polaroid Transfer where you will learn the most important things about Polaroid Transfer.

The workshop will include a short introduction to Polaroid cameras, Polaroid Lab, and Polaroid films, and a demonstration of the technique, after which the participants themselves try the technique and its possibilities.

We work by separating the Polaroid photography from each other and lift the ultra-thin image-bearing emulsion from the Polaroid photography onto, for example, a nice piece of paper, a small tile, or something else.

The technique is addictive and calls for deep breathing, concentration, and creativity.

The workshop does not require any prior knowledge, just the courage to learn new things and be inspired.

The price of the workshop is 495, - and includes 3 polaroid photos + paper (possibility to buy more), as well as some snacks.

Max. 8 participants.

Sign up by transferring 495 ddk via Mobile Pay to 26362420 (remember to write name and date for the workshop) or send an email to sille80.sp@gmail.com.

The teacher is Sille Juline Høgly Petersen www.sillejulinehoglypetersen.dk , who has experience with teaching and in-depth knowledge of the technique and Polaroid photography

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Tag med på 3 timers Polaroid Transfer workshop, hvor du vil lære det vigtigste inden for Polaroid Transfer.

På workshoppen vil der være en kort introduktion til Polaroid kameraer, Polaroid Lab og Polaroid film, en demonstration af teknikken hvorefter deltagerne selv prøver teknikken og dens muligheder.

Vi arbejder med at skille polaroidfotografiet fra hinanden og løfte den ultra tynde billedbærende emulsion fra polaroidfotografiet hen på fx et lækkert stykke papir, en lille flise eller andet.

Teknikken er vanedannende og kalder på dybe vejrtrækninger, koncentration og kreativitet.

Workshoppen kræver ikke nogen forkundskaber, blot mod på at lære nyt og lade sig inspirere.

Prisen for workshoppen er 495, - og er inklusiv 3 polaroid fotos + papir (mulighed for at tilkøbe flere), samt lidt snacks.

Max. 8 deltagere.

Tilmeld dig ved at overføre 495 kr via mobile pay på 26362420 (notér navn og dato for workshop) eller send en mail på sille80.sp@gmail.com

Underviseren er Sille Juline Høgly Petersen https://www.sillejulinehoglypetersen.dk, der har erfaring med undervisning og dybdegående kendskab til teknikken og Polaroidfotografi.


Workshop – Cyanotypi // Fotografi på Godsbanen

English below

Cyanotypi - Har du lyst til at prøve kræfter med denne smukke analoge fototeknik?

Se og oplev en den gamle analoge fototeknik, hvor UV lyset er din medspiller og hvor du eksponerer billeder i det fri ved hjælp af solenlys og derefter fremkalder dem med vand. Mulighederne for at lave de flotteste cyanotypier er uendelige.
Vi laver cyanotypi fotogrammer og kontaktkopierede fotos
Et fotogram er unik analog fotografisk proces, idet det er en form for fotografering, der ikke kræver et kamera eller et dyrt mørkekammer. Cyanotypi fotogrammer er poetiske blå siluetbilleder lavet fjer, blomster, blonder, papirklip og alverdens andre ting.
Et kontaktkopieret foto laves med et stort negativ, som eksponeres direkte i 1:1 uden forstørrelse til stykke hjemmelavet cyanotypi-fotopapir. Man kan bruge et printet negativt billede på en transparent, af den slags som man bruger til en overhead projekter til at lave et kontaktkopieret foto med.
Du kan afprøver de to teknikker på kurset. For begge teknikkers vedkommende gælder, at man placerer blade, papirklip, negativer, mm direkte på papir, som er bestrøget med en lysfølsom emulsion og derefter lader man sollysets eksponere papiret, så der skabes en silhuet effekt. Ingeniører brugte processen langt ind i det 20. århundrede som en enkel og billig proces til at producere kopier af tegninger, kaldet "blåtryk". I dag bruges teknikken primært af kunstnere.
På dette 3 timers kursus vil du blive introduceret til alle trin i teknikken og få mulighed for at afprøve den.

Medbring dine egne ting:
Du er velkommen til at medbringe pressede blomster, negativer printet på transparenter, blonder, mv. Der er også et udvalg af flere forskellige materialer til rådighed på kursusdagen. Tag det praktiske tøj på, da en stor del af workshoppen foregår udendørs, og medbring drikkevarer og godt humør.

Copenhagen Photo Festival: Cyanotypi workshop
Undervisere: Fotografi på Godsbanen v/ Barbara Katzin og Charlotte Siewartz
Adresse: Containeren ved Refshalevej 173c, 1432 København
Dato: 12 juni, 2022, kl 11:30-14:30.
Max 7 deltagere
Pris: 350 kr ink. materialer
Sprog: Dansk og engelsk
Hvis du er interesseret, så tilmeld dig på: photographyatgodsbanen@gmail.com
Deadline for tilmelding: d. 5. juni 2022
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Fotografi på Godsbanen
Fotografi på Godsbanen er en forening, som på frivillig basis driver det åbne Mørkekammer på Godsbanen i Århus. Her kan man arbejde med klassisk sort-hvid analog fotografi og eksperimentere med diverse gamle fototeknikker. Mørkekammeret på Godsbanen har 10 års jubilæum i år. Læs mere: https://fotogodsbanen.wordpress.com/

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Cyanotype - Do you want to make beautiful analog photography technique?

See and experience the old analog photo technique, where the UV light is your partner and where you expose images in open-air utilizing sunlight, and then develop them with water. The possibilities for making the most beautiful cyanotypes are endless.
We make cyanotype photograms and contact copied photos
A photogram is a unique analog photographic process, being a form of photography that does not require a camera or an expensive darkroom. Cyanotype photograms are poetic blue silhouette images made of feathers, flowers, lace, paper clips and all sorts of other things.
A contact-copied photo is made with a large format negative, which is exposed directly in 1:1 without any magnification onto a piece of homemade cyanotype photogrqphy paper. For this process, you can print a negative photo on a transparency such as the kind used for overhead projectors and print it as a cyanotype contact print.
You try out these two techniques on the workshop. For both techniques, place leaves, paper clips, negatives, etc. directly on paper, which is coated with a light-sensitive cyanotype emulsion, and then let the sunlight expose the paper, so that a silhouette effect is created. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and inexpensive process to produce copies of drawings, called "blueprints". Today, the technique is used primarily by artists.
In this 3 hour workshop, you will be introduced to all steps of the cyanotype technique and have the opportunity to try it out.
Bring the following materials with you to the workshop:
You are welcome to bring pressed flowers, negatives printed on transparencies, lace, etc. There is also a selection of several different materials available on the course day. Put on your practical clothes, as a large part of the workshop takes place outdoors, and bring drinks and a good mood.
Teachers: Fotografi på Godsbanen/Barbara Katzin and Charlotte Siewartz
Address: the container at Refshalevej 173c, 1432 Copenhagen
Date: June 12, 2022, 11:30-14:30 p.m.
Max 7 participants
Workshop fee: DKK 350 incl. materials
Languages: Danish and English
If you are interested, sign up at: photographyatgodsbanen@gmail.com
Deadline for registration: June 5, 2022
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Fotografi på Godsbanen
Fotografi på Godsbanen is an association that on a voluntary basis runs the open Mørkekammer on Godsbanen in Århus. Here you can work with classic black and white analog photography and experiment with various old photo techniques. The Mørkekammeret (darkroom) on Godsbanen has its 10-year anniversary this year. Read more: https://fotogodsbanen.wordpress.com/

Apéro and Artist talks with the young photographers of FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS

Photo: Tine Bek

Meet the three young female photographers of this year’s FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS, Iben Gad, Luna Scales and Tine Bek, when they join us in the Festival Center Greenhouse for a talk about their work and camera based practice. 

The artists all in some way challenge or expand the common camera based practices with their work. Each artist will give a short introduction to their work and you will get a chance to also ask questions and enjoy the exhibition. 

The talk will be in Danish and takes place at 4 pm at the Greenhouse in Festival Center.

The talk is free, if you have a festival pass for the day.

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Mød de tre unge kvindelige fotografer blandt dette års udvalgte FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS, Iben Gad, Luna Scales and Tine Bek til en snak om deres arbejde med kamerabaseret kunst i deres udstilling i Væksthuset i vores Festival Center på Refshaleøen.

Kunstnerne udfordrer eller udvider alle på hver deres måde den almindelige kamerabaserede kunst- eller dokumentarpraksis i deres arbejde. Hver kunstner vil give en kort introduktion til deres værker og arbejde og der vil være mulighed for at stille spørgsmål og naturligvis opleve alle udstillingerne i Festival Centrum.

Talken foregår på dansk og finder sted fra kl.16 i Væksthuset.

Taleken er gratis, hvis du har indløst billet til festivalen den dag.


Photo Book Market at the Festival Center on Refshaleøen

Saturday 11 June Copenhagen Photo Festival will open the Festival Center for a Photo Book Market for everyone with a passion for photo Books and art photography.

There will be ample opportunity to meet and talk with the publishers and shops that both sell and publish photo books, and who have a unique knowledge of the photo book tradition and this particular form of expression. The participating photo books publishers have a commitment to photo books in common. 

The publications represent independent photographic works. The coherence of the image series helps to tell the stories and narratives that give the observer the opportunity to immerse themselves in the photograph.

The participating photo actors and publishers are:

Disko Bay

Roulette Russe

Space Poetry

Fragment Photo Books

At Last Books

Magazine Katalog

Brask Publications

Blankt Papir Press

NW Gallery

Atla Platform

Tira Books

Bladr

Breadfield

Odder Books and Music (Vintage Photo Books)

KBH Film og Fotoskole

Lomholt Formular Press

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Lørdag d. 11. juni 2022 afholder Copenhagen Photofestival et
fotobogsbogmarked for alle, der har en passion for fotobøger og
kunstfotografi.

Som gæst vil der være mulighed for at se og købe de
værker og projekter, der netop udgives i bogformat.

De medvirkende aktører har et fælles engagement for fotobøger, hvor
udgivelserne repræsenterer selvstændige fotografiske værker.
Sammenhængen i billedserierne er med til at fortælle de historier og narrativer,
der giver iagttageren mulighed for at fordybe sig i fotografiet.

På fotobogsmarkedet er der mulighed for at møde de forlag og butikker, der
både forhandler og udgiver fotobøger og som har en unik viden omkring
udtryksformen.

Fotobogsmarkedet finder sted på Refshaleøen lørdag d. 11. juni kl. 11.00-16-00
og er en del af Copenhagen Photo Festival.

De medvirkende er:

Disko Bay

Roulette Russe

Space Poetry

Fragment Photo Books

At Last Books

Magazine Katalog

Brask Publications

Blankt Papir Press

NW Gallery

Atla Platform

Tira Books

Bladr

Breadfield

Odder Books and Music (Vintage Photo Books)

KBH Film og Fotoskole

Lomholt Formular Press


Apéro Happy Hour and music with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt – celebrating photography!

Let's Celebrate Photography! 🤩
The last weekend of the photo festival calls for a get together and an enjoyable time surrounded by art, photography and music.
After our NFT-Friday with talk and workshop by EyeEye.me we invite everyone to join us for HAPPY HOUR at our Roof Top Bar from 5 to 6 pm at the Festival Center on Refshaleøen for a festive afternoon-after-work-drink and enjoy DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt's enjoyable tunes.
All of our 9 exhibitions and the bar will of course be open all evening until 8 pm!
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival Center. 🤩

Read more about the exhibitions here: https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/