Solo exhibitions


Do you want to receive international exposure and connect with the photography industry of Scandinavia? This is an open call for visual artists and photographers interested in a solo exhibit at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2020. We are looking for projects concerning one of the three pillars of the festival programme: Framing Identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision.

Your contribution must be a completed exhibition concept, and the project submitted cannot previously have been exhibited in Denmark. Copenhagen Photo Festival categorizes its exhibitions according to the three programme pillars, and you must be able to define, which one of these pillars, you see your project as being part of.

  • Framing Identity: Exhibitions where the individual is in focus. Subject, existence and identity.
  • Framing Society: Exhibitions concerned with society. Politics, ideology and culture.
  • Framing Vision: Exhibitions based on photography as a medium. Aesthetique, technique and media.

The festival centre is curated by Copenhagen Photo Festival’s programme committee, which consists of festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz, curator and manager at ASTRID NOACKS ATELIER, Søren Pagter, head of the department for photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Sigrid Nygaard, photographer and photo editor at the daily newspaper Information, and Claire Gould, curator at HAM – Helsinki Art Museum. It is the programme committee that processes all applications.

In 2019 Copenhagen Photo Festival received 217 applications from 40 different countries, out of which 5 was selected: Mathias Løvgreen (DK), Franziska Gilli (IT), Marco Marzocchi (IT), Jana Sophia Nolle (DE) and Garrett O’Hansen (US).


Deadline: December 20 2019

Jana Sophia Nolle på Copenhagen Photo Festival 2019

Foto: Hans Vedsted, 2019. Jana Sophia Nolle – Living Room at Beddingen

Application requirements

You must present a final and completed exhibition concept that fits one of the festival’s programme pillars. It must include an expected number of works, formats and material, space needed, what AV equipment is needed and whether or not the project has been exhibited before. Also:

  • Minimum 10 images to support the concept presented
  • Image size: min. 1500px on the long side
  • Project description with up to 2000 characters
  • Bio, artist statement and CV

Applying is done through the online platform
The application fee is €47