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Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024

The largest photo festival in the Nordics, Copenhagen Photo Festival, invites you to its 15th anniversary from 6 to 16 June, celebrating the theme ‘Entanglement.’ The celebration has a special focus on cohesion and community and pays tribute to the festival’s many co-creative contributors and not least the way the public interacts with photography.

Here at FRAMES, we are very happy to be the 2024 media partner of the CPF. We truly support and admire their efforts to spread the word about meaningful photography and uprising artists.

This year, the Nordics’ largest photo festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival, marks its 15 years, and the anniversary is celebrated with the theme ‘Entanglement’.

“The Copenhagen Photo Festival has gone through an exciting development. From primarily being a local event to today also being one of Northern Europe’s largest, which attracts photo artists and guests from all over the world due to its unique outdoor format and sustainable ambitions,” says festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen and continues:

“I am looking forward to marking the 15th anniversary with the theme ‘Entanglement’ and celebrating our connectedness to the many contributors who shape the festival experience every year. The theme refers to how we are interconnected across time, distance, and conditions, but also how the festival as a platform is connected to its many contributors – and works all year round to convey and promote camera-based art and photography for the benefit of photo actors and the public.”

Thus, 2024 is characterized by community, with both more audience-involving initiatives and more activities that build bridges between the exhibiting photographers and forge closer ties between the festival’s institutional partners.

@ Francesco Martello
@ Francesco Martello

We recorded an interview with Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, director of the Copenhagen Photo Festival for the FRAMES Photography Podcast. You can listen to it using the player below, or by subscribing to the podcast in your favorite podcasting app.

Copenhagen Photo Festival / © Francesco Martello

A unique international art experience that is gaining national recognition
Over the years, the Copenhagen Photo Festival has been in continuous development. Since 2016, the festival has sharpened its international focus and, through an ‘open call,’ attracted photographers to Denmark from all over the world. This year, the festival thus received a total of 639 applications from no less than 68 countries.

Since 2019, the festival has made a virtue of utilizing its unconventional exhibition framework on B&W’s old bedding on Refshaleøen and refined the festival format in a pioneering way. In the middle of the raw urban wilderness, the festival creates a sensuous art experience every year in just 11 days that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Here, urban nature is combined with photography, workshops, events, and parties for the joy of photography enthusiasts as well as the general public. Precisely, this special combination of international photography, unconventional exhibition space, and sustainability today attracts people from all over the world.

The efforts have also been noticed in Denmark, and the Copenhagen Photo Festival is, among other things, nominated for ‘The City’s Best Experience’ by AOK Berlingske in 2022 and for ‘Fotogratula – Danish Photographer’s Honor Award’ in both 2018 and 2021.

CPF 2024 Selectees

Chloé Milos Azzopardi – Non Technological Devices
Mafalda Rakoš – Reproduction of All in this Together

This year, Copenhagen Photo Festival selected 15 artists that will be highlighted at this year’s event on the occasion of the 15th anniversary. Four of them will be presented through solo exhibitions (Chloé Azzopardi, Emanuele Occhipinti, Mafalda Rakoš, and Marcus DeSieno).

The expected number of visitors of 50,000
This year the festival will be held from 6 to 16 June, and it is expected that around 50,000 people will visit the anniversary edition of the Copenhagen Photo Festival.

The overall program of Danish and foreign festival partners consists of museums, art galleries and photo schools distributed over Copenhagen and southern Sweden.

Copenhagen Photo Festival presents a wide-ranging anniversary program with more than 50 exhibitions from the festival’s center on Refshaleøen to Helsingør in the north, Køge in the south, and Odense in the west to Landskrona in the east. All with big current names within both Nordic and international photography.

The anniversary celebration is kicked off with a Grand Opening event on Refshaleøen on June 6 with free access to all the exhibitions and DJs, opening speeches and a party in the festival’s large tipi tent.

“This year’s program shows that photography is very strong on the contemporary art scene. In addition, we are happy to be able to introduce several new initiatives in our anniversary year, including Photo Scene 2024, which supports and strengthens that development,” says festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen.

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