For the seventh year in a row, June will be devoted to photography, when Copenhagen Photo Festival celebrates photography with an impressive array of exhibitions all over Copenhagen. You can experience vibrating music photos, experimental landscape shots, a peek inside the coldest and darkest region of Russia, snapshots from the harbor of Copenhagen â€“ and a whole lot more.
This year the profile of the festival has been sharpened further, ensuring that the best, newest, and most thought-provoking images within art and documentary photography can be experienced all over the city; in galleries, museums, on the three and a half miles of green Metro construction walls known as â€˜Byens Hegnâ€™ (â€˜the Hedges of the Cityâ€™), as well as independent exhibition rooms.
The heart of the festival is Photo City, which make up a series of exhibitions, events and much more. This year, Photo City has been placed at different and spectacular locations, which make up a photo route from downtown to Ã˜sterbro.
Experience music and landscape photography in a former transformer station, which has never previously been used for exhibitions. This will be the location of the ambitious three-year photo project, â€œPicture the Musicâ€ and the Russian photographer Elena Chernyshovas captivating photos from the series â€œDays of Night â€“ Nights of Dayâ€. You can also experience photos from three exceptionally talented young photographers: Danish-American Andreas Olesen, Danish Frej Rosenstjerne, and Italian Daniele Sambo, who each present their take on an updated version of classic landscape photography.
At KW3 you can dive into Lars Justâ€™s photo project from Greenland, â€œVoices from the Coldâ€, as well as the quirky artist duo PUTPUT and their colorful, surprising still life images, which are sure to make you smile. This is also where you will find the Canadian photographer Nathalie Daoustâ€™s series, â€œKorean Dreamsâ€, which offers a peek behind the walls of North Korea â€“ the photographer has manipulated her images of the worldâ€™s most impenetrable country, giving them a dreamy and unreal expression.
Here you can experience the Censored Exhibition, consisting of photo works selected from an open call. A jury consisting of art critic Matthias Borello, gallery owner Banja Rathnov, and photographer Trine SÃ¸ndergaard has selected the photographs. On the last day of the exhibition, the works will be auctioned off at a special closing event in collaboration with Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, and everyone is welcome to participate.