Celebrating photography through books

Come celebrate 15 years of Copenhagen Photo Festival at our photo book market and Photo Scene on the first weekend of the festival 8th and 9th June.

Within photography, there is a long tradition of not only showing photography mounted in glass and frame, but also in book form. Here, photographic narratives get a special tactile narrativity – as if the narratives live right there in your hands.

This market joins photo enthusiasts, book aficionados and everyone with a curious heart to experience and buy photo books from some of the most passionate photo book publishers on the Danish photo scene.

On site you will be able to meet and talk with publishers, book dealers and antiquarian photo book shops engaged with photography and books. They each have their perspective on the photo book both and a unique knowledge of its tradition and this particular form of expression.

This year the publishers are – scroll down to find out more about each publisher: VOID · BOOK LAB · Books & Music · DISKO BAY · Dogwalk Books · EDITION CIRCLE · Forlaget Hjorth/Banja Rathnov Galleri & Kunsthandel · FORLAGET Rhodos · K.E Books · Konnotation · Marrow Press · NW Gallery Cph · Forlaget Rhodos · Space Poetry · FORLAGET WUNDERBUCH · Wondering Viking · CPF Artists & Collaborators

The photo book market takes place in a triple tipi tent at the Festival Center on Refshaleøen and to participate both days you can buy a partout ticket via the button below.

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Photography and books are closely related and in 2024 we expand the photo book market to two days with a new Photo Scene in our Festival Center at Refshaleøen. Image credit: Throwback to the photo book market in 2023 at Gammel Strand. Sonia Tomegros

Photo Scene Program 2024

Join the conversations around photography

Join us for two days of talks, panels and screenings that dive into the many perspectives of photography from photo books and artistic processes to its ability to document and change the world around us.

A new shared photo scene, Photo Scene 2024, will also be presented over two days of the Photo Book Market on June 8 and 9 at the festival center. In addition to the book publishers, antiquarian photo book shops and book dealers many of the festival’s exhibition partners also offer inspiring talks, panel discussions and book launches at the Photo Scene.

At the Photo Scene 2024 you can meet some of the biggest names in photographic art in Denmark for conversations in the tent about their art, books and practice – among others, award-winning and renowned photographers such as Fryd Frydendahl, Søren Solkær, Nicolai Howalt and Kent Klich. You can also tune in on photography from Ukraine, how to develop your self as an artist or how to engage children in photography.

The Photo Scene is located in the big tipi tent at the festival center next to the Photo Book Market. You have to have a partout festival ticket (DKK 130) to participate in the Photo Book Market and Photo Scene

Saturday 8 June

12.00-12.30 Disko Bay · Artist talk

Artist talk with photographer and FUTURES talent 2024 Barbara Marstrand about her recent book Still Life of Teenagers (2023).

12.30-13.00 Dogwalk Books · Panel talk

Photographer Kent Klich in conversation with Ditte Haarløv Johnsen about Klich's recent book GZA on Land and Air and a need to act and reflect on the ongoing war in GAZA through activism and photography.

13.00-13.30 Konnotation Press · Artist talk

Photographer Fryd Frydendahl in conversation with graphic designer Jacob Birch about her book Nephews.

13.30-14.00 VEHA Archive · Curator talk

VEHA archive founder Lesia Pcholka in conversation with VEHA Archive curator Vera Zalutskaya about the project and exhibition "We'll Hold a Wedding on Your Graves. Beyond VEHA Photographic Archive" which explores Belarusian culture and history from a fresh perspective and dives into the critical aspects of an archival approach.

14.00-14.30 Fatamorgana · Student-teacher talk

Fryd Frydendahl, head of Fatamorgana School of Photography, in conversation with student Silas Hjort about what it is like to attend the school.

14.30- 15.00 Book Lab · Artist Talk

Artist talk with photographer Christopher Egeberg aka Flip  about his recent book SPYO about the street artist by the same name.

15.00-15.30 Ukraine House · Curator talk

Curator at Ukraine House Kateryna Stukalova will introduce Ukraineian photography through a selection of recently published books on Ukrainian photography.

15.30-16.00 Ex Nihilo · Artist Talk

Artist Nicolai Howalt in a philosophical conversation with gallerist André Hansen about perception and photography.

16.00-16.30 Book Lab · Artist Talk

Artist talk with photographer Casper Dalhoff about his new book Normal (2024).

16.30-17.30 CPF Solo Artist · Artist Talk + Book Launch & Signing

Artist talk with Austrian solo artist Mafalda Rakoš about her new book based on the same project as the solo exhibition All in this Together presented at this year's festival. The artist will be joined on stage by her mother, psychotherapist Anna Rakoš, who has contributed to the book. The talk will be moderated by Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen. The talk will be followed by a book launch and signing in Mafalda Rakoš' exhibition in FRAME.

17.30-20.00 CPF Selectees · Screening

Screening of the projects of the 11 Copenhagen Photo Festival Selectees who are presented with a group exhibition at this year's festival. The artists are Andi Galdi Vinko • Björn Nilsson • Christine Lorenzen • Jansen van Staden • Katerina Tsakiri • Lamees Saleh Sharaf el Din • Natalia Kepesz • Seif Kousmate • Toby Binder • Vic Bakin •Yuxing Chen

Sunday 9 June

12.00-12.30 Wondering Viking · Artist Talk

Photographer and founder of Wondering Viking about his work as a documentary photographer in some of the central conflict zones of the world.

12.30-13.00 Forlaget Hjorth/Banja Rathnov Kunsthandel & Galleri· Jeanette Land Skov

An artist talk with photographer and visual artist Jeanette Land Schou. JLS talks about her photographic work, focusing on the artistic mediation between the personal/private and the political.

13.00-13.30 Edition Circle · Artist Talk

Photographer Søren Solkær will present his two recent books Black Sun and Starling. In the books he returns to the marsh lands of Southern Jutland where he originates from. It is also from here he has followed the starlings through their migration route across Europe.

13.30-14.00 Konnotation Press · Artist Talk

Photographer Luis Garcia  and editor and publisher Emilie Nilsson in conversation about the making of the photo book Beauty Beauty.

14.00-14.30 Københavns Museum · Copenhagen Archive · Artist Talk

Talk by Ulf Svane, photographer and one of the founders of Copenhagen Archive, a visual collective focused on the history of Copenhagen, who has recently published the book Hovedstaden bag facaden. The project is currently also exhibited at Københavns Museum called Min butik.

14.30-15.00 Disko Bay · Screening

Screening of photographer Julian Slagman's project Looking at My Brother, which is presented as a book at NW Gallery by Disko Bay 14 June.

15.00-15.30 Dark Gallery · Gallery talk

Want to join an experimental, artist-driven photography gallery in Copenhagen rooted in film photography, photo documentary and immersive, interactive storytelling? Gallery members will present the gallery and its upcoming activities – and invite you to join their open community.

15.30-16.00 Tingbjerg Kulturhus · Curator talk

The curators and participants of the youth and photography project Changemakers at Tingbjerg Kulturhus in conversation about how young people can take part in and create art and not only be onlookers. Through Changemakers young people create change through photography.

16.00-16.30 Galleri Krebsen · Art Alliance · Artist Talk

Artists Ulla Hauer and Eva Hvelplund currently exhibiting at Galleri Krebsen will give insight into their photographic and artistic processes.

16.30-20.00 CPF Selectees · Screening

Screening of the projects of the 11 Copenhagen Photo Festival Selectees who are presented with a group exhibition at this year's festival. The artists are Andi Galdi Vinko • Björn Nilsson • Christine Lorenzen • Jansen van Staden • Katerina Tsakiri • Lamees Saleh Sharaf el Din • Natalia Kepesz • Seif Kousmate • Toby Binder • Vic Bakin •Yuxing Chen

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