Reconstruction of Identities

Exhibition launch on June 18 in Copenhagen

The Reconstruction of Identities exhibition is an attempt to think of photography as an instrument of knowledge, capable of giving shape to the dynamic and polysemic concept of the ‘European identity’. Because in a continent characterised by a broad cultural diversity, where multiple nationalities, religions, ideologies, traditions and ways of life coexist, important questions arise among its citizens: How do you stay true to the culture that has shaped your background while also finding your feet in a new world? And how is identity formed, and can it be modified over time?

The exhibition is the result of a two-year collaboration between four partners working with photography and culture: Ad Hoc Gestion Cultural, the Municipality of Savignano sul Rubicone – SIFEST, NOOR Foundation and Copenhagen Photo Festival. And we are proud to be presenting the first of four exhibition.

Join us on June 18 for the launch at Sønder Boulevard in Vesterbro. The event and the exhibition are both free to visit, and the exhibition will be available till mid-July. For more information about the launch, click here.

For more information about the artists and the project, visit the website reconstructionofidentities.eu or follow the project on Instagram.

Reconstruction of Identities Exhibition 2020

Visit the exhibition

The Reconstruction of Identities exhibition will open on June 18 as an outdoor presentation on Sønder Boulevard in Vesterbro in collaboration with Altan.dk. The exhibition will be spread out over two venues, Sønder Boulevard 49 and Sønder Boulevard 101, where selected works by the project’s photographers and photobased artists can be viewed.

Reconstruction of Identities is part of #cpfcelebratingphotography. To get an overview of our outdoor exhibitions and satellites exhibitions, use our interactive map, which is available here.

Follow the exhibition

June 18 – July 10 Copenhagen, Denmark
July 6 – July 17 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 17 – August 23 Barbastro Festival, Spain
September 18 – September 27 SIFEST, Italy

Presented in collaboration with


Artist talks

Througout the rest of June, we will be presenting artist talks with some of the photographers or lensbased artists, who have contributed to the project. The talks will be streamed online via Facebook and Youtube – so you can join no matter where in the world you are.

June 20 at 20:00 CET Filippo Venturi. Watch it here
June 21 at 20:00 CET Marine Gastineau. Watch it here
June 22 at 20:00 CET Katerina Buil. Watch it here
June 24 at 20:00 CET Martin Thaulow. Watch it here
June 28 at 20:00 CET Sanne De Wilde. Watch it here
June 30 at 20:00 CET Ana Amado. Watch it here

The photographers

Martin Thaulow (www/IG) is a photojournalist and visual artist from Denmark. He is originally a trained visual artist. Since 2014, Thaulow has made his mark through the portrayal of refugees in both Europe and the Middle East, and he is also the founder of the non-profit organization Refugee Today.

Marine Gastineau (www/IG) is a French photographer based in Denmark, who graduated from Fatamorgana. She works as a photo editor and photographer for Poliken Publishing House. She is also the founder of the photography department in Turning Tables, where she organizes workshops and work as an educator with marginalized youth.

Sanne De Wilde (www/IG) is a Belgian photographer and World Press Photo Winner, based in Amsterdam. In 2019, De Wilde received a World Press Photo award for the portrait series “Land of Ibeji” in collaboration with Bénédicte Kurzen. She holds a Master of Fine Art from KASK in Ghent and has been exhibited at Voies OFF, Tribeca Film Festival, Circulations, Lagos Photo, Lodz Fotofestiwal and many others.

Filippo Venturi (www/IG) is a photojournalist and documentary photographer from Italy. Venturi has been exhibited throughout most of the world as well as published in a number of international newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Der Spiegel and Die Zeit as well as Vanity Fair.

Katerina Buil (www/IG) is an independent photographer from Spain, working with advertising photography and reportage. Buil is also affiliated with the photo and video studio Foto Nostros in Aragon that also offers courses in photography.

Ana Amado (www/IG) is a photographer, visual artist and architect from Spain. Amado was selected the winner of project’s Instagram contest in November 2019 with her re-creation of the iconis socialist fraternal kiss.

Katinka Klinge (www/IG) is a Danish photographer and student at DMJX – the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Klinge attended last summer’s masterclass, and her series Family patterns was selected to be part of the exhibition in Copenhagen.

Clea Filippa Ingwersen (www/IG) is a Danish photographer and student at Fatamorgana – the Danish School of Art Photography. Ingwersen attended last summer’s masterclass, and her series Crossing was selected to be part of the exhibition in Copenhagen.