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! 

 


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


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 


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!


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.


Artist Talk – Astrid Kruse Jensen

During Copenhagen Photo Festival Martin Asbæk Gallery hosts two artist talks with Astrid Kruse Jensen about the exhibition Resonance.

Martin Asbæk Gallery's exhibition Resonance by Astrid Kruse Jensen presents a number of new photographic works that seek to capture what is everchanging and goes beyond the tangible. The viewer gets the sense of standing across from an abstraction without reference to any specific time. Deconstructed dream images, rooms, and memories merge. The relationship between photography and remembrance is an important drive for the artist, who has worked with memory as a form of shifted reality in her entire oeuvre.

Artist talk Friday 3 June 5-6 pm

Artist talk Friday 10June 5-6 pm 

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I forbindelse med Copenhagen Photo Festival afholder Martin Asbæk Gallery to artist talks, hvor kunstneren Astrid Kruse Jensen fortæller om sine nye værker.

Martin Asbæk Gallerys udstillingen Resonance af Astrid Kruse Jensen præsenterer en række nye fotografiske værke, som forsøger at indfange dét, der er i evig forandring og som rækker udover det håndgribelige. Dekonstruerede drømmebilleder, rum og minder går i ét, og netop fotografiets relation til erindringen er en vigtig drivkraft hos kunstneren, der igennem hele sit virke har arbejdet med erindring som en forskudt virkelighed.

Artist talk fredag d. 3. juni kl. 17-18

Artist talk fredag d. 10 juni kl. 17-18

 


Eye Eye Me – NFT Friday: Talk & Workshop

Join us at the Festival Center for eyeopening afternoon with a talk and workshop about art and NFTs. Get wiser on the NFT technology, its potentials, possibilities and the many new perspectives NFT's have in relation to art, archives and photography.

The Danish online gallery eyeeye.me based in Copenhagen opens this NFT Friday with a talk about their story and how art and technology can benefit from each other. EyeEye use the NFT-technology to turn old negatives from The Blosson Expedition, an Atlantic expedition, into digital art on the blockchain.

When the three-masted schooner Blossom traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920s, exploring exotic locations in Africa and South America, its crew members could hardly have imagined that the photographic records of their expedition would become the focal point of an art project almost 100 years later.

Had anyone tried to explain to them what the project entailed, they would have dismissed it as pure science fiction. Indeed, the technological gap between the fragile, faded negatives that still exist as memories of ‘the Blossom Expedition’ and today’s digital space is almost unimaginable. Nevertheless, it has been bridged by three Danes who decided to join forces and introduce a way of making art that is quite unusual in Denmark.

The idea of making digital art out of the negatives was born. Marc Fluri, Sebastian Tiku Lybecker and the third project member, Jesper Munk, decided to conduct an experiment – they would transform some of the photographs from the expedition into NFTs, turning something that was never thought of as artistic into unique digital art objects.

After the talk, Eye Eye's own crypto currency expert, Jesper Munk, will give an introduction to how you can purchase NFT's yourself.

Program

16-17 Eye Eye talk.

The talk will be in Danish The talk will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and is open for all with a Festival Pass – you do not have to sign up.

17-17.45 Eye Eye workshop.

To participate you have to remember your Iphone. The workshop will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and take you through:

Understanding what an NFT is.

How to create a wallet to store the NFT.

Purchase cryptocurrency for the NFT.

View it in your wallet.

(sign up at hello@eyeeye.me)

After the event we invite you to stay and enjoy the music of DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt and enjoy a drink on our ROOFTOP BAR!

 


Festival Programme for the Weekend

Still not quite sure what to do this weekend? Don't know what to see? We've got the perfect remedy. The last weekend of the festival is going to be buzzling with activities and events at our Festival Center, so do not hesitate to stop by!

To help you navigate here's the programme for this weekend at the Festival Center – to learn more click on the event!

Friday 10 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park 

4-6 pm NFT-Friday with eyeeye.me

5 pm: Apéro with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt – enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR

Saturday 11 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park: 

11 am-4 pm Photo Book Market with more than 15 publishers

4 pm: Apéro talk – meet the FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS Iben Gad, Tine Bek and Luna Scales for a tour and a talk of their exhibition and enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR.

Sunday 12 June

11-20 pm Enjoy the 9 exhibitions at the Festival Center and exhibition park.

11.30 am - 2.30 pm Cyanotype Workshop by Fotografi på Godsbanen.

1- 4 pm Polaroid Transfer Workshop by Sille Juline Høgly Petersen

4 pm: Apéro light  – enjoy the exhibitions, music and a drink at the ROOF TOP BAR

AND as a special closing event:

3 pm GUIDED ART TOUR of the FUTURES Nordic Talents exhibition at Til Vægs in Lundtoftegade with festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen and Søren Emil Schütt from Til Vægs.

We hope to see you this last festival weekend!


Atla Artist Talk & Dinner – A New War in Europe

Dansk tekst nedenfor

During Copenhagen Photo Festival Atla hosts an artist talk with Casper Dalhoff and Miriam Dalsgaard. Through two different reportages from Ukraine and Poland, we will hear the stories about the unbearable outbreak of the war, and also how it quickly became a new and surreal everyday situation for the Ukrainian refugees. The two Danish photojournalists Casper Dalhoff from Jyllands-Posten and Miriam Dalsgaard from Politiken, will present their personal narrations from the Ukrainian people they meet on their reportage trips to cover the stories.

The talk will be in Copenhagen located at the bakery and event space Flere Fugle, which will be the setting for a cosy environment. We will make sure to look at this subject with the seriousness it needs, and also create an informal surrounding with room for curiousness and questions.

Artist talk Thursday 9th of June: 17-22

Flere Fugle will prepare some lovely snacks, cold beverages and a following long-table dinner for the guests.

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Atla Artist Talk & Dinner – En ny krig i Europa

I forbindelse med Copenhagen Photo Festival afholder Atla en artist talk med fotojournalisterne Casper Dalhoff og Miriam Dalsgaard. Talken bliver startskudet på Atlas Danmarksturné, og lægger ud med et emne, der ikke er til at komme udenom. Med Ruslands invasion af Ukraine, står det klart, at vi ser på et forandret Europa. Krig er hverken et nyt eller fraværende begreb, når man kigger ud over resten af verden, men med det russiske angreb på Ukraine, må vi forholde os til, at begrebet på ny er rykket ind i Europa.

Vi skal møde de to danske fotojournalister Casper Dalhoff fra Jyllands-Posten og Miriam Dalgaard fra Politiken, der fortæller og viser deres førstehåndsberetninger fra hhv. krigens ubærlige udbrud, og den nyfundne surrealistiske hverdag, den er blevet til. Med disse to fotografiske reportager tager vi et blik på det land, der nu er under angreb, og vi møder nogle stærke personlige beretninger fra den befolkning, der i årevis har levet med en trussel rettet mod deres frihed.

Med udgangspunkt i de to fotografers nylige vilde beretninger fra Ukraine og Polen, skaber vi en aften med fokus på, hvad det er for et forandret Europa, vi står i.

Artist talk Torsdag d. 9. Juni kl. 17-22 

Eventet vil foregå i København på bageri og eventsted Flere Fugle, der også vil danne rammerne for et behageligt og uformelt forum, hvor der er plads til nysgerrighed og spørgsmål. Efter talken vil der være en lækker middag og drikkevare tilberedt og serveret af Flere Fugle.


Louisiana Lecture: The Eloquence of Diane Arbus and the wisdom in her photographs

NB! With a CPF Festival Pass you get 50% off on a ticket to Louisiana in the festival period 2-12 June.

Louisiana Lecture in English on Diane Arbus with British author and critic Geoff Dyer

The British author and critic Geoff Dyer, who is a great connoisseur of photography – and especially in the period when Diane Arbus worked – believes that one can rightly say that Arbus has added “new insight” to the world. Or, as he puts it, “a kind of wisdom that goes beyond what one might otherwise register.”

In this Lecture, Geoff Dyer will focus on how we can see this in Arbus’ images and how we should respond to it.

Geoff Dyer is the author of many books, including three about photography: ‘The Ongoing Moment’, ‘The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand’ and ‘See/Saw’.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science.  His new book, ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer’ comes out this summer.

19:30 in the Louisiana Concert Hall

Price: 20 DKK (does not include museum admission)

This lecture is in English.
The Museum closes at 10 pm.

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NB! med en CPF billet får du 50% off på indgangen til Louisiana i festivalperioden 2-12 June.

Louisiana Lecture på engelsk om Diane Arbus af den engelske forfatter og kritiker Geoff Dyer

Den britiske forfatter og kritiker Geoff Dyer , der er en stor kender af fotografi – og særligt i den periode, hvor Diane Arbus virkede – mener, at man med rette kan sige, at Arbus har tilført verden “ny indsigt”. Eller, som han formulerer det, “en slags visdom, der rækker ud over, hvad man ellers kan registrere.”

I denne Lecture vil Geoff Dyer fokusere på, hvordan man kan aflæse dette i Arbus’ billeder, og hvordan vi egentlig skal reagere på det.

Geoff Dyer er forfatter til mange bøger herunder flere om fotografi: ‘The Ongoing Moment’, ‘The Street Photography of Garry Winograd’ og ‘See/Saw’. Dyer er Fellow på Royal Society of Literature og medlem af American Academy of Arts and Science. Hans seneste bog, ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer’ udkommer til sommer.

19:30 i Louisiana Koncertsal

Indgang til Louisiana Lecture 20 DKK (ikke inklusiv indgang)

Arrangementet foregår på engelsk.

Museet lukker kl. 22.