Copenhagen Photo Festival is running from June 2-12 in 2022, showcasing an artistically and conceptually ambitious programme that celebrates creativity and experimentation within photography and lens-based art, and aims to build bridges between fine art and documentary photography.
The festival takes place at our exhibition park and at collaborating galleries, museums and cultural institutions in Copenhagen and southern Sweden. For 11 days, photography is on the agenda under the three main pillars Framing Identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision, through exhibitions, workshops, talks, photobook markets and more.
Our exhibition park is the heart of the festival and located on Refshaleøen, an island in the epicenter of Copenhagen life, home to several cultural institutions that draw audiences from all across the globe. We will contribute to the pool of artistry by using our platform to focus on development, such as new ways to challenge traditional exhibition methods, new ways to use photography as well as new perspectives and emerging talents.
The festival is for those who want to break new ground and challenge the idea of what photography is and can be, now and in the future.
We put great focus on architectural and spatial considerations when we design the specific exhibition in co-creation with the artists. Led by our principle of sustainability, we strive to find creative ways to use both our indoor exhibition space Frame, as well as its surrounding nature in the exhibition park as platforms for our exhibition design.
The solo artists at Copenhagen Photo Festival are selected as the headliners of our three focal points: Framing identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision. They are our ways of opening up windows to other worlds and serve the purpose of presenting photography across genres, by focusing on the individual, society and art. Applicants must, therefore, be able to define which of these categories they identify most with their project.
Framing Society: Politics, ideology and culture
Framing Vision: Aesthetics, technique and medium
Framing Identity: Subject, existence and identity
As an exhibitor at Copenhagen Photo Festival, your work will receive international exposure on a plethora of platforms giving you a chance to connect with other art and photography professionals. Exhibitors will more specifically receive:
A solo exhibition in the heart of the festival's exhibition park
€ 530 fee as a solo exhibitor
€ 270 support for travel to and accomodation in CPH (for international photographers)
Copenhagen Photo Festival will cover the expenses for the exhibition
A targeted PR- and marketing strategy for your exhibition on Copenhagen Photo Festival's communication platforms
Country of residence
Biography with up to 1500 characters
CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)
1 project per submission
10 to 25 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Image date (year)
Image size: Minimum 1500px on the long side, sRGB.
The programme committee that will be selecting the Solo Artists for Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022 consists of highly qualified professionals, who have expertise within curation, photojournalism and art. By bringing together an array of perspectives we ensure that each applicant's work is considered and selected in regards to aesthetic, conceptual and journalistic aspects.
I would like to submit more than one project. Is it possible?
No, you are only allowed to submit one project.
Can I enter as a duo or collective?
Yes, you are allowed.
Who pays for the production of my work?
CPF pays for the printing or transportation of each solo exhibition. The budget is part of the agreement between the exhibitor and the festival.
Are the exhibits guarded?
There will be employees present during the festival
Is my exhibition insured?
Your works will be insured during the period they are exhibited in the festival centre.
What does my application fee cover?. Only one submission allowed per photographer. The fee of 47€ contributes to the administration costs covering the selection process as well as the marketing of the festival and the individual exhibitions.
Who are previously selected artists?
See the selected solo artists of 2021 here: https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/exhibitions/solo-artists/