1 - 11 June – open 11 am - 8 pm

exhibitions · film screenings · talks · workshops · panels · bar · lounge · networking · creativity · rooftop bar

Join us to celebrate photography and this year’s overarching theme ‘rewilding’ in our unique exhibition park on Refshaleøen! For 11 days we will rewild Refshaleøen with 14 different exhibitions and a host of talks, films and workshops. The festival exhibition park is situated in a rare urban wilderness in the sweet spot between Copenhagen Contemporary, Reffen Street Food, Øens Have and Lille Bakery. 

A festival ticket gives access to all 11 days at the festival center + free admission to the photo book market 4 june at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND + discount at several museums.

Exhibitions at the festival center

Grand Opening 1 june

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Nanna Heitmann

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Kristina Knipe

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Hilla Kurki

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Daniel Hinks

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Erik Berglin

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Craig Ames

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Photo schools

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Futures "On the Verge"

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Paris Photo - Aperture Photobooks

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Festival events

Meet the artists, learn about their practice and art. Indulge in thought provoking panels about artificial intelligence, sustainability or 'rewilding'.

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Challenge your skills and join us for a few fun hours indulged in cyanotype, polaroid transfer, wet plate, Japanese book binding or writing!

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From Nan Goldin and Helmut Newton to Phie Ambo and Iben Haarh Andersen – enjoy our extensive filmprogramme at Cinemateket and the festival center.

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Explore the exhibitions! If you are a larger group of 10 or more it is possbile to book a guided tour of the exhibitions at our unique exhibition park.

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Festival center

A rewilded festival experience

In 2023 Copenhagen Photo Festival celebrates photography in the Danish capital for the 13th time – this time with a particular focus on this year’s overarching theme, ‘rewilding’, and Copenhagen as UNESCO’s World Capital of Architecture in 2023 which is dedicated to the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals.

The overarching theme of 'rewilding' not only connects with the celebration of architecture, the sustainability theme it also builds a bridge to our own exhibition park situated in the urban wilderness of Beddingen on Refshaleøen, which used to be an industrial shipyard building site.

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Challenging the white cube

The festival strives to break the established frames of photography and present the audience with both indoor and outdoor exhibitions in our venue FRAME and the surrounding exhibition park, Beddingen, and in a sustainable way engage with its surroundings as well as society, identity and visual culture. The exhibitions all challenge the 'white cube' mindset and expand the usual understanding of how we engage with photography – as art and documentary.

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