August Sander

English below

Louisiana viser nu et udvalg på mere end 250 fotografier af August Sanders livsværk ”Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts” (Mennesket i det 20. århundrede). Sanders værk er et enestående gruppeportræt af det tyske samfund under Weimarrepublikken. og det står som en klassiker i såvel europæisk foto- som kunsthistorie. På Louisiana vises det som en selvstændig del af en ny, stor udstilling 'Det Kolde Øje -Tyskland i 1920'erne' om tysk kunst og kulturliv for 100 år siden.

 

August Sander (1876-1964) påbegyndte for alvor sit banebrydende, dokumentariske projekt ‘Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts’ (Mennesker i det 20. århundrede) midt i 1920’erne ud fra ønsket om at dokumentere og klassificere “alt det, der kendetegner det universelt menneskelige”. Her satte han sig for at portrættere såvel fremtrædende som anonyme tyskere fra alle samfundslag i en enkel og nøgtern stil og inddele dem i kategorier.

Sander inddelte selv sin typologi af det tyske samfund i syv grupper, som det også fremgår af udstillingen. Her er bonden, håndværkeren, kvinden, stænderne, kunstnerne, storbyen og de sidste mennesker (de ekskluderede). Samlet præsenterer fotografierne et tværsnit af samfundet fra bønderne og deres håndværk til de revolutionære i byerne, autoriteterne og de marginaliserede.
Kendetegnende for August Sanders projekt var, at han portrætterede alle med den samme distance og værdighed. Han giver sine landsmænd mulighed for at posere, med front lige mod kameraet, så de fremstår velovervejet og i deres naturlige omgivelser.

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August Sander

A selection of more than 250 photographs of August Sander's life’s work “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts” (People of the 20th Century) forms an independent part of the exhibition about Germany in the 1920s. This unique group portrait of German society during the Weimar Republic stands as a classic in both European photographic and art history.

August Sander is shown as part of The Cold Gaze – Germany in the 1920’s , a collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris.

August Sander (1876-1964) truly embarked on his ground-breaking documentary project ‘Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts’ (People of the 20th Century) in the mid-1920s out of the desire to document and classify “all the characteristics of the universally human”. Here he set out to portray both prominent and anonymous Germans from all parts of society in a simple and matter-of-fact pictorial style, while dividing them into seven categories.

Sander’s monumental image atlas, which exemplifies distinctive ‘types’ in order to let the individual step into character at the same time, constitutes a unique group portrait of German society during the Weimar Republic. Though he would lose the larger part of his negatives in a fire in 1946, his project is so all encompassing, courageuos and ambitious, that it stands unrivalled in European art and photography history.

Photo Credit:

Polizeibeamter. Der Herr Wachtmeister (Politibetjent), 1925

Sølvgelatine-print, 22,5 x 15,7 cm.
Die Photographische Sammlung SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
© 2021 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander


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! 

 


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


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.


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!


Gallery Walk & Artist Talk – Center and Inner Nørrebro

Join us for an enjoyable gallery walk where we will visit some of the Festival Partner Venues showing photography around Copenhagen during Copenhagen Photo Festival. Each venue has generously offered to give a short introduction to their exhibition.

The gallery walk begins at 12 and ends at 2 pm at Banja Rathnow Galleri & Kunsthandel with an artist talk with Helga Theilgaard.

Vera School of Art & Design – graduation exhibition

Harbo Bar – Irina Rozovsky

NW Gallery – You, Me and I

Banja Rathnow Galleri & Kunsthandel – Helga Theilgaard

To sign up, just send an email to programme@copenhagenphotofestival.com with your contact information. You will have to show your Festival Pass on the phone or your wristband to participate.

 


Gallery Walk – City Center

Join us for an enjoyable gallery walk where we will visit some of the Festival Partner Venues showing photography around Copenhagen during Copenhagen Photo Festival. Each venue has generously offered to give a short introduction to their exhibition.

The gallery walk begins at 2.30 pm and ends at 4.30 pm at Martin Asbæk Gallery

Det Grønlandske Hus – Nina Sikkersoq

Davids Samling – Niels Nedergaard

Alice Folker Gallery – Casper Aguila

Martin Asbæk Gallery – Astrid Kruse Jensen

To sign up, just send an email to programme@copenhagenphotofestival.com with your contact information. You will have to show your Festival Pass on the phone or your wristband to participate.


Til vægs – Futures Nordic Talents

The group exhibition Futures Nordic Talents  is shown in Lundtoftegade in collaboration with Til Vægs during Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022.  

The exhibition shows five Nordic talents, which have been selected from a large number of applicants from all over the Nordic region. The five talents are Nanna Navntoft from Denmark, Io Sivertsen from Norway, Lars Dyrendom from Sweden, Essi Maaria Orpana from Finland and Hrafn Jónsson (Krummi) from Iceland. 

The five talents' themes and approaches to photography are vastly different, and so are their backgrounds. Some of them are trained photojournalists, others artists. But a common denominator is that they are all relatively recent graduates and are on the brink of their careers. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival is part of the international platform FUTURES, which strengthens newly qualified artists and photographers in Europe through talent courses. The desire is to support a good career start through mentoring schemes, exhibitions and networking activities.The five talents have since the spring of 2021 been through this talent process, which now culminates with this exhibition in Lundtoftegade in collaboration with Til Vægs. 

The talents' projects span a wide range and take on large and complex issues such as the climate crisis, eating disorders and Denmark as a colonial power. Here in Lundtoftegade we just show a taste, and then we hope that you will feel like following their work and in general exploring the photography and the festival's many activities. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival is the Nordic region's largest photo festival with exhibitions and activities throughout Copenhagen and in southern Sweden in collaboration with museums, galleries, culture houses and alternative exhibition venues. As a photo festival, we work to inspire more people to explore what photography is and can do. We work to make art more accessible by exhibiting it in public spaces where people come, and using more spatial exhibition formats that invite people to stay and 'hang out' with art. 

We hope you will too!

About Til Vægs

Til Vægs is an exhibition platform in the public space of the communal housing area AKB Lundtoftegade on Nørrebro. In collaboration with Copenhagen Photo Festival Til Vægs will use their 7 screens to show the exhibition Futures Nordic Talents every day from 9 am to 7 pm throughout June.

The exhibition is a beautiful and carefully selected collection of the five Nordic Talents' works to tell a new story to the world on the public wall in Lundtoftegade.

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Gruppeudstillingen Futures Nordic Talents vises i Lundtoftegade i samarbejde med Til Vægs under Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022.  

Udstillingen viser fem nordiske talenter, som er udvalgt blandt en lang række ansøgere fra hele Norden. De fem talenter er Nanna Navntoft fra Danmark, Io Sivertsen fra Norge, Lars Dyrendom fra Sverige, Essi Maaria Orpana fra Finland og Hrafn Jónsson (Krummi) fra Island. 

De fem talenters temaer og tilgange til fotografiet er vidt forskellige, og det er deres baggrunde også. Nogle af dem er uddannet fotojournalister, andre kunstnere. Men de har alle det til fælles, at de er forholdsvis nyuddannede og står på trinbrættet til deres karriere. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival er en del af den internationale platform FUTURES, som styrker nyuddannede kunstnere og fotografer i Europa gennem talentforløb. Ønsket er at støtte en god karrierestart gennem mentorordninger, udstilling og netværksaktiviteter. De fem talenter har siden foråret 2021 været igennem dette talentforløb, der nu kulminerer med denne udstilling i Lundtoftegade i samarbejde med Til Vægs. 

Talenternes projekter spænder bredt og tager livtag med store og komplekse problemstillinger såsom klimakrise, spiseforstyrrelser og Danmarks som kolonimagt. Her i Lundtoftegade viser vi blot en smagsprøve, og så håber vi, at du får lyst til at følge deres arbejde og i det hele taget gå på opdagelse i fotografiet og festivalens mange aktiviteter. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival er Nordens største fotofestival med udstillinger og aktiviteter fordelt over hele København og i Sydsverige i samarbejde med museer, gallerier, kulturhuse og alternative udstillingssteder. Som fotofestival arbejder vi for at udbrede fotografiet og inspirere flere folk til at gå på opdagelse i, hvad fotografiet kan. Vi arbejder for at gøre kunsten mere tilgængelig ved at udstille i det offentlige rum, hvor folk kommer, og anvende mere rumlige udstillingsformater, der inviterer til at gøre ophold og ’hænge ud’ med kunsten. 

Vi håber, du bliver hængende. 

Om til vægs

Til Vægs er bl.a. en udstillingsplatform for kunst i det offentlige rum, der hører hjemme i det store almene boligområde AKB Lundtoftegade på Nørrebro. I samarbejdet med Copenhagen Photo Festival sætter de deres 7 diodeskærme i spil og viser udstilling: FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS hver dag fra kl. 9.00-19.00 i hele juni.

Udstillingen bliver en smuk og til lejligheden nøje udvalgt samling af de 5 nordiske talenters værker. Nøje udvalgt til at fortælle en ny historie til verden på de offentlige gavle i Lundtoftegade. 


Studio Visits – FABRIKKEN for kunst og design

Visit the artists Trine Søndergaard and Jesper Fabricius in their studios at FABRIKKEN for kunst og design 

Get a look into the work and practice of two prominent Danish artists when art photographer Trine Søndergaard and artist Jesper Fabricius invite inside their artistic workshops at FABRIKKEN for kunst og design on Wednesday 8 June from 4.45 pm

Sign up at info@copenhagenphotofestival.com - there are only 15 seats for this event. You need to show your festival pass to participate.

4.45-4.55 pm Introduction to FABRIKKEN for kunst og design

Charlotte Malte, Director of FABRIKKEN for kunst og design, gives a brief introduction to FABRIKKEN and the many events it hosts. FABRIKKEN is both an artistic workplace for more than 70 artists, and it lends its walls and floors to numerous exhibitions, markets and other major events in the central factory hall.

5-5.25 pm Visit art photographer Trine Søndergaard's studio 

Trine Søndergaard is internationally recognized for her quiet and powerful photographic imagery and is currently working on the exhibition 'Faraway Nearby' at Greve Museum. In a conversation with art historian Mette Haakonsen, she talks about her practice.

5.30-6 pm Visit publisher and artist Jesper Fabricius' studio 

Jesper Fabricius has a wide-ranging artistic practice that includes collage, graphics, photography, film, drawing, painting and installation. He is also the founder of the award-winning art book publisher Space Poetry and the experimental art magazine Pist Protta. Fabricius will talk about his practice and work with Space Poetry and Pist Protta during the visit.

Meeting time and place: 16.30 at the entrance to the Factory for Art and Design. Rem

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Besøg kunstnerne Trine Søndergaard og Jesper Fabricius i deres værksteder på  FABRIKKEN for kunst og design 

Få et kig ind i to prominente danske kunstnernes arbejde og praksis, når kunstfotograf Trine Søndergaard og kunstner Jesper Fabricius inviterer indenfor i deres kunstneriske værksteder på FABRIKKEN for kunst og design onsdag den 8. juni kl. 16.45.

Tilmeld dig på info@copenhagenphotofestival.com – der er kun 15 pladser til dette arrangement. Man skal kunne fremvise festivalbillet for at deltage.

16.45-16.55 Introduktion til Fabrikken for kunst og design 

Direktør for FABRIKKEN for Kunst og design, Charlotte Malte, giver en kort introduktion til FABRIKKEN og de mange begivenheder, den lægger hus til. FABRIKKEN er både kunstnerisk arbejdsplads for mere end 70 kunstnere, og så lægger den gulv og vægge til stribevis af udstillinger, markeder og andre større events i den centrale fabrikshal.

17.00-17.25 Besøg i kunstfotograf Trine Søndergaards værksted 

Trine Søndergaard er internationalt anerkendt for sit tyste og kraftfulde fotografiske billedsprog og er lige nu aktuel med udstillingen 'Faraway Nearby' på Greve Museum. I en samtale med kunsthistoriker Mette Haakonsen fortæller hun om sin praksis.

17.30-18.00 Besøg i forlægger og kunstner Jesper Fabricius’ værksted 

Jesper Fabricius har en vidtforgrenet kunstneriske praksis, der indbefatter collage, grafik, fotografi, film, tegning, maleri, og installation. Han er også manden bag det prisvindende kunstbogforlaget Space Poetry og det eksperimentelle kunstmagasin Pist Protta. Fabricius vil fortælle om arbejdet med både forlaget og Pist Protta under besøget.

Mødetid og -sted: 16.30 ved indgangen til Fabrikken For kunst og Design


VERA School of Art & Design – graduation exhibition

VERA skole for kunst og design's exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival shows the work of 11 students presenting individual projects. The exhibition is the result of several weeks of intensive research and work during which the students developed ideas and experimented with different processes before defining their final works for this particular exhibition.

 As the school focuses on photography as an art form, the exhibition shows a wide and open range of photographic expression, from experimental and conceptual projects to more classic photographic themes, making the exhibition a very interesting combination of techniques, styles and subject matter, an inspiring window to a range of selected works by talented young photographers.

Artists

Sigrid Duus

Johanne Ringøen

Sara Grønkjær

Emilia Kjems

Katinka K Olrik

Cornelia Munch Moesgaard

Anita Bjørk

Victoria Ella Christensen

Johanne Dahl Karlsen

Elsa Kjems Jasson

Siri Hilton Gammelgaard

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VERA skole for kunst og designs udstilling på Copenhagen Photo Festival viser 11 elevers afgangsprojekter. Hver elev viser et individuelt projekt, og det gør udstillingen til en interessant kombination af teknikker, udtryk og genrer.

   Skolen fokuserer på fotografi som en kunstform og udstillingen viser projekter rækkende fra eksperimenterende og konceptuelt fotografi til mere klassiske temaer. Eleverne har arbejdet intensivt med deres individuelle projekter i flere uger, udviklet ideer, eksperimenteret med forskellige teknikker, tænkt over hvordan projektet kunne udføres og vurderet resultater, inden udvalget af de endelige værker til udstillingen.

Kunstnere

Sigrid Duus

Johanne Ringøen

Sara Grønkjær

Emilia Kjems

Katinka K Olrik

Cornelia Munch Moesgaard

Anita Bjørk

Victoria Ella Christensen

Johanne Dahl Karlsen

Elsa Kjems Jasson

Siri Hilton Gammelgaard