Six Things to See at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2016

We look forward to the Copenhagen Photo Festival every year for their excellent mix of photography exhibits. Whether you’re into art photography, documentary photography, or exploring the ways in which photography shapes and is shaped by digital media, look no further than these offerings around the city from 2 – 12 June.

Here are the photography exhibitions & events we’re excited about:

Photo City

Previously held at Carlsberg Byen, this year Photo City is in the former Bremerholm Transformer Station. It’s a fantastic venue with multiple floors and spaces to enjoy. Curated by the Copenhagen Photo Festival, the artists featured include Andreas Olesen, PUTPUT collective, Nathalie Daoust and LensCulture (the highly-curated international photography website), plus many more. Entry is only 30 DKK and you get to see it all!

Friday 3 – Sunday 12 June

Bremerholm Transformerstation
Bremerholm 6
1069 København K


Artist Talk: Ingrid Bugge, “Balletens Indre Rum”

Visual artist and photographer Ingrid Bugge discusses her history with the Royal Danish Ballet and how it has affected her subsequent work. In Danish.

Saturday 4 June 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Galeri Ingrid Bugge
Halls Alle 4
1802 Frederiksberg C
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Debate: DIGNITY – Dansk Intitut Mod Tortur

A fascinating Question & Answer session with photographer Mads Damgaard and an expert from DIGNITY, an organization that works worldwide to abolish torture and benefit the lives of torture survivors and their families. In Danish.

Saturday 11 June 12:00 – 13:00 pm

Skuespilhuset, Balcony
Sankt Annæ Plads 36
1250 København K
Mads Damgaard Mohammed 2016


Darkroom Workshop: CPH Silver Lab

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to develop photos in a darkroom but haven’t had the time to devote to it, this one day workshop is for you! Just bring your own negatives and you’ll walk out with developed photos! This workshop is only for four people and costs 1500 DKK per person. Reserve your spot by responding to: [email protected]. In English.

Sunday 5 June 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CPH Silver Lab
Kigkurren 8F, Kælder
2300 København S


Photo Walk: The National Fotomuseum: “Instagram as a Sketchbook” Instawalk with Julie Boserup

On this Instawalk around the city, Julie Boserup explains how she uses Instagram as a sketchbook in her work process. It’s free, but the group is capped at 35 so reserve your spot by responding to: [email protected]. In English.

Saturday 11 June 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet at: Den Sorte Diamant
Søren Kierkegaard Plads 1
1221 København K
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Seminar: Tendencies in Contemporary Photography

Take part in two seminars that discuss current trends in and the future of photography while enjoying the gorgeous backdrop of the Black Diamond library. The first seminar is “Photography As Evidence: The Forensic Turn in Photography” and the second is “Body, Self, Fiction: Acting Out Perception, Psychology and Phenomenology.” A full day ticket is 100 DKK and a half day is 60 DKK. To register by 2 June, email [email protected]. In English.

Thursday 9 June 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Blixen Meeting Room, Den Sorte Diamant
Søren Kierkegaard Plads 1
1221 København K


See the full Copenhagen Photo Festival program here.

Is there an exhibition we missed? Tell is about it in the comments!