The photo book has a special place in most photographers’ hearts. This year, Copenhagen Photo Festival, together with selected partners, has therefore chosen to give special attention to the photo book as a format. The photographic narratives get a special tactile narrativity when pictures and stories intertwine and live right there between your hands. We would like to pass that particular experience on to our festival’s guests.

Photo book market & talks

📍 Kunstforeningen GL STRAND

2022 Paris Photo - Aperture Photobook Awards

📍 Festival center

Photo books & talks

📍 Thiemers Magasin

photo book focus

Photo book market

4 June from 11 AM to 5 PM.

On Sunday 4 June 2023 Copenhagen Photo Festival and the art association GL STRAND invite everyone with a passion for photo books and art photography to a whole day indulged in photo books.

The festival has joined forces with The art association GL STRAND to put special focus on the photo art book and its many qualities – and we look forward to welcoming both photo book publishers, artists, festival guests and art gallery visitors to a day indulged in photo books, talks and screenings in the art gallery’s beautiful hall decorated by Erik A. Frandsen.

The market is the perfect place to visit if you want to keep in touch with contemporary Nordic photo books. And if the weather is nice the gallery will open the court yard and outdoor bar to the visitors.

NB Festival guests get half price on the entrance to The art association GL STRAND 4 June.

Admission: Festival partout ticket

Image credit: Blankt Papir Press publisher

Publishers / institutions / people
  • At Last Books
  • Blankt Papir Press
  • Books & Music
  • Breadfield Press
  • Disko Bay
  • Famn Publishing
  • Forlaget Hjorth/v Banja Rathnov Galleri
  • FORLAGET tidløs
  • Fragment
Publishers / institutions / people
  • Jacob Aue Sobol
  • KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Video
  • Martin Asbæk Gallery
  • NW Gallery
  • Really Simple Syndication
  • Roulette Russe
  • Space Poetry
  • Strandberg Publishing
  • Tira Books
  • Copenhagen photo festival – artists x collaborators

KYSTLAND – Mathias Svold & Ulrik Hasemann published by PHOTO LAB

The photo book market takes place at GL STRAND. Image credit: Abdellah Ihadian

Talk and screening programme
  • 11.00-11.20 FRAGMENT: Photographer Yana Wernicke in conversation with writer Kristina Stoltz about the book "Companions".
  • Space Poetry: On screen: Pist Protta - the movie. (5 min.)
  • 12.00-12.20 Breadfield: Photographers MC Coble and Louise Wolthers present the book "Things Change Anyway". The talk will be in English.
  • Tidløs: Photographer and publisher Ole Jauch in conversation with publisher Søren Hørdum on the book "MANDØ".
  • 13.20-13.40 Strandberg Publishing: Photographer Fryd Frydendal in conversation with Marrow Press about the book "Salad Days".
  • 14.00-14.10 Breadfield: On screen: Photographer Jenny Lindhe's TINGEN.
  • 14.20-14.40 Famn Publishing: Photographer Daniel Jaghobi in conversation with publisher Christian Skog about the book "RedPrint".
  • 15.00-15.20 Book Lab: Photographer Jakob Dall in conversation with publisher Søren Hørdum about "+2°C Consequences".
  • 16.00-16.20 Strandberg Publishing: Photographer Per Bak Jensen in conversation with journalist and photo specialist Mette Sandbye.
  • 16.30-17.00 Book Lab: Photographer Stig Stasig in conversation with publisher Søren Hørdum about the book "Retrograd".

Mohamed BourouissaPériphériqueLoose Joints, Marseille, France

photo book focus

2022 Paris Photo - Aperture Photobook Awards Exhibition

1 to 11 June from 11 AM – 20 PM

Copenhagen Photo Festival is excited to host the exhibition of the 2022 Paris Photo – Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist in our festival center on Refshaleøen.

2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the Paris Photo – Aperture Photobook Awards – a celebration of the photobook’s contributions to the evolving narrative of photography. The award recognizes excellence in 3 major categories of photobook publishing: First Photobook, Photobook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

The exhibition of the 35 books shortlisted for the 2022 Photobook Awards was exhibited at the Grand Palais Ephémère during Paris Photo in November and has recently been on view in Printed Matter in New York City – thereafter the exhibition will tour internationally and reach Copenhagen in June where it will be presented at the festival center on Refshaleøen.

See 2022s shortlist selection and the winners of the 2022 Photobook Awards including the 6 Special Juror’s Mention: PhotoBooks for Ukraine here.

Admission: Festival partout ticket

photo book focus

Photo books and talks at Thiemers Magasin

Sign & Talk & Drink everyday at 5 to 6 PM

Every day during the festival, photographers and festival guests will meet in the book shop Thiemers Magasin for happy hour between 5 and 6. The books shop’s café will serve drinks (two for one!), the second best coffee in Copenhagen, chilled rosé, and beer brewed by hard working brewers from Herslev, while a selection of photographers informally and without microphones talk about their work, current publications and projects.

Through out the festival the book shop will exhibit no less than 100 photo books including works by Krass Clement • Magnus Cederlund • Fryd Frydendal • Kirsten Klein • Torben Eskerod • Nicolai Howalt • Coco Ardal • Laura Stamer • Liv Kasper • Lilian Bolvinkel • Per Folkver • Jens Birkemose • Kishin Shinoyama • Will Mcbride • Marianne Engberg • Ole Jauch • Jon Nordstrøm • Søren Rønholt • Daniel Hjorth

Admission to all the talks is free

Thiemers Magasin at Tullinsgade 24. Photo: Thiemers Magasin

Talks at Thiemers Magasin