futures photography

Copenhagen Photo Festival x FUTURES Photography

Copenhagen Photo Festival is part of FUTURES Photography Platform, which has existed since 2018 and is supported by the EU culture programme Creative Europe. We are part of the more than 20 member institutions from all over Europe within the photographic field.

Among the members are prominent institutions like PhotoIreland, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Der Greif, Void and many others. CPF has been part of the platform since 2021.

You can read more about the platform here

Copenhagen Photo Festival wishes to shed light on emerging lens-based artists and photographers from the Nordics. Each year the festival’s programme committee appoints five talents who represent the scope of current young fine art and documentary photography including video performance within the defined geographical area.

We aim for talents at a state in their career where FUTURES’ international connections, professional feedback and the networking can boost or push the boundaries of the talents’ individual position.

In the selection process the programme committee strives for inclusiveness, educational variation, thematic and genre-wise diversity, originality, and relevance. Besides those aspects, the group of talents must also represent a playful approach to lens-based technology and/or a curiosity towards considering photography within the frames of spatial realms. You can apply for the selection via an open call at the end of each year.

The deadline for applying for the 2024 selection is 1 December

Latest updates from FUTURES Photography

FUTURES Photography have year round events, exhibitions, meet ups and other opportunities for the selected talents of the platforms. You can keep posted on the latest updates via their own platforms, but we also aim to share the latest news below.

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FUTURES’ newest Annual Publication, Trigger #5: Energy, is an exploration of that question – and broadly thematizes alternative approaches to energy through photography, the issue of society’s decarbonisation, the call for repair and collective values.

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This year, the FUTURES annual event was hosted by the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest for the first time. From October 13 to 15, one hundred artists, twenty-three curators, and heads of major international contemporary photography institutions were guests at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center for the Annual Event of FUTURES.

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FUTURES Photography have year round events, exhibitions, meet ups and other opportunities for the selected talents of the platforms. You can keep posted on the latest updates via their own platforms, but we also aim to share the latest news below.

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FUTURES is a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world.

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