THE HOME OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN SCANDINAVIA.

Landskrona Foto is one of the most important institutions in Scandinavia for photographic mediation, research and conservation. The key activities for Landskrona Foto are exhibitions, photographic history, research, the conservation of the photographic heritage, an annual photo festival and support for contemporary artists.

The authority responsible for this is the Cultural Amenities Committee of Landskrona, which has a fixed allocation in the municipal budget as the financial foundation. In addition we receive grants from regional, national and Nordic cultural organizations as well as generous support from many companies with an interest in the activities and in Landskrona.

The politically established goal is that Landskrona Foto will pursue such a wide range of activities of such quality that Landskrona can justifiably call itself the Capital of Photography in Scandinavia. We aim to achieve that goal by 2020.

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LANDSKRONA

The city of Landskrona, founded in 1413, is on the coast of Skåne, between Malmö and Helsingborg. Diagonally across the Sound is Copenhagen. In view of the strategic location and the natural deep harbour, the development of the city was dictated by military considerations. Today it is artistic considerations that count.

 In the eighteenth century Landskrona was given wide streets in a square grid. Many of the original stone buildings are still standing, since the city has been spared disastrous fires. The fortified area with Landskrona Citadel is today a large park between the centre and the sea. It is not for no reason that visitors describe Landskrona as a “a charmingly beautiful city” – as if made to be immortalized by camera.

Being so close to the sea provided the conditions for a major shipbuilding industry. In the twentieth century, 257 vessels, big and small, were built and launched at the Öresund Shipyard and sailed the seven seas. During its heyday the shipyard employed 3,500 people. In the 1980s the whole shipbuilding industry was taken over by skilful Asian countries, just as they did with the camera industry. (Landskrona today, however, still has Sweden’s only shipyard for repairs, with 700 employees.)

 In the good years of the twentieth century, Landskrona invested in cultural institutions of various kinds. Today they are a great asset when the ambition is to develop the creative and cultural sectors. It is unusual for such a relatively small city to have such a vigorous theatre, city museum and art gallery. It is even more uncommon that such a relatively small city aims as high in photography.


ORGANISATION

The City of Landskrona is the principal behind Landskrona Foto, with the Cultural Amenities Committee as the politically responsible body. The project has a steering group consisting of politicians from the municipal Executive Committee, the Cultural Amenities Committee and senior officials. The project receives strong support from different bodies in Region Skåne and from local business.

The operational manager of Landskrona Foto is Göran Nyström, former head of culture in Landskrona.

The project has an Advisory Board consisting of external resource persons: Nina Grundemark, gallery owner; Per Lindström, journalist and author; Greger Ulf Nilson, art director; Lars Forsberg, writer; Beate Cegielska, curator. 

Göran Nyström
Director Landskrona Foto
director(at)landskronafoto.org
+46 709-470582
Christian Caujolle
Artistic director for Landskrona Foto Festival
Jenny Nordquist
Photographer and artistic director for Landskrona Foto Festival
artisticdirector(at)landskronafoto.org
Kjell Thoresson
Head of Leisure and Culture Department
+46 (0) 418-47 05 20
kjell.thoresson(at)landskrona.se
Tina Jönsson
Project manager Landskrona Foto Festival
festival(at)landskronafoto.org
+46 (0) 418 47 30 16
Viktoria Blomberg Book
Marketing and communication Landskrona Foto Festival
info(at)landskronafoto.org
+46 (0) 733-47 30 57
Nichlas Olsson
Technical Coordinator
teknik(at)landskronafoto.org
0046 (0) 418-47 05 70
Jenny Lindhe
Curator, Project Manager Photobook day, Head of Photographs Collection / Landskrona Foto
Fotoboksdagen(at)landskronafoto.org
+46 739 32 59 90
Tommy Arvidson
Organizer of The Photobook day, photographer and writer
tommyarvidson(at)gmail.com
Tony Kristensson
Organizer of The Photobook day, artist and founder of Breadfield Gallery
tonyk(at)tonyk.se
Janne Jönsson
Curatorat Landskrona Foto Museum
curator(at)landskronafoto.org
Sanna Lilie
Programme Coordinator
sanna.lilie(at)landskrona.se
+46 733-47 30 24
Marija Filipov
Head of Administration
0046 (0) 418-47 05 78
administration(at)landskronafoto.org
Beate Cegielska
Portfolio Review Landskrona Foto Festival
portfolioreview@landskronafoto.org
Moritz Neumüller
Portfolio Review Landskrona Foto Festival

ADVISORY BOARD

Nina Grundemark

Nina Grundemark, born 1967, has studied art history at Södertörn University, trained as a curator at Stockholm University and studied the history of photography at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, besides which she has a BA in systems analysis and has worked for many years as a management consultant and project leader. Gallerist in Berlin and Stockholm – http://grundemarknilsson.com


Greger Ulf Nilson

Greger Ulf Nilson has been working as an art director, graphic designer and curator since 1980. As one of Swedens best well know, his work has been showed in numerous books and magazines around the world.

In 1998 he arranged one of the largest photographic exhibition in the world, Under/Exposed, in the Stockholm underground; Altogether 750 photographs from 250 photographers from all over the world. 2002 he start an colloboration with Steidl Verlag and his own brand GUN/Steidl. 2008 he started GunGallery a gallery for photography in Stockholm.

Greger Ulf Nilson can be said to have been one of the main people behind the photo book international renaissance and development last decade. He has worked as an ambassador of the genre as both collectors as the creator of unique photo books. In the latter role, characterized his own artistic expression of an uncompromising and directness. But rarely nonchalance, neither the photographer or designs. Greger Ulf Nilson has arranged exhibitions, lectured in Sweden and Europe, and won prizes as an art director and designer all over the world.


Per Lindström

Per Lindström (1952–) is a photographer, journalist and acting professor of photography.

1977–1988 staff member and editor of Aktuell Fotografi and part-owner of Fyra Förläggare AB, which also published Fotografiskt album and some fifty photo books. 1990–2012 picture manager and development editor at the newspaper Sydsvenskan and responsible for a number of photo exhibitions, including “With the Sun Behind” at Malmö Konsthall in 1989 and the Museum of Work in 1990, and “Mothers, Daughters, Fathers and Sons” at Kulturen in Lund and Kulturhuset in Stockholm in 2001.

Has been doing research since 2008 on the history of Swedish picture journalism. Member of the management group of the Nordic Photo School and advisor on matters such as the photographic cultural heritage.

Author of Lars Tunbjörk – Gränslösa bilder (1987), Blixt & Under (1993), Bilden berättar (1998), Svart på vitt om Tio Fotografer (2008), Beijing 1989 (2009) and Tore Jonsson – Nordiska museets samlingar (2015).


Beate Cegielska

Since 1990 Beate Cegielska has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions by Danish and international artists and organised exhibitions in Europe, South Korea, China and India. For many years she has also participated as a portfolio reviewer at different international festivals of photography around the world. Galleri Image is a non-commercial exhibition space aiming at spreading knowledge of high quality photo-based art by showing Danish as well as international art photography and video art. Founded in Aarhus (Denmark) in 1977, the gallery is the oldest non-profit exhibition space for photographic art in Scandinavia. In fact, for many years it was the only photo art gallery in Denmark. Over the last 39 years Galleri Image har achieved international reputation thanks to its exhibitions and has contributed considerably to the recognition and understanding of photography as an important and independent genre in the world of visual art.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Landskrona Foto Festival 2017 is gaining increasing support, and our ability to present a more exciting range of exhibitions and events is a result of the support we receive from the companies and the institutional partners we collaborate with. We wish to express our sincere thanks to:


Companies

– Arkitektkopia, a nationwide service company in the graphic sector with the competence that the photo festival needs for high-quality printing of images for outdoor display.

– GöteborgsTryckeriet, a printing house with a strong quality profile, particularly in photobooks. The company dominated the nominations for last year’s Svensk Bokkonst awards. GöteborgsTryckeriet helps the festival with products printed on paper.

– Landskronahem, Landskrona’s biggest property company, with a strong ambition to provide good housing and contribute to the positive development of the city.

– LSR, the local public cleansing company for Landskrona and Svalöv, which has developed so far that 99% of all household waste is now recycled as new raw materials or other utilities such as energy. LSR makes it possible for the festival to offer inhabitants of Landskrona and Svalöv free admission to the festival’s exhibitions.

– Mazars, an internationally established company working in auditing, accounting and tax consultancy, with service, commitment and accessibility as pronounced goals.

– Serneke, an innovative and expansive group of companies in building, construction, project development and property management. Serneke has several projects currently running in Skåne, and in Landskrona the group is developing Fröfabriken – a house of culture in an area that is to become a centre for health, innovation, research and education, with housing and offices.


Institutional partners

– Fabrica is a communication research centre. It is based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994 from a vision of Luciano Benetton, Fabrica offers young people from around the world a one-year scholarship, accommodation and a round-trip ticket to Italy, enabling a highly diverse group of researchers.

– Kultur Skåne, which has given us strong moral and financial support throughout our build-up period, so that we can create a powerful centre in Skåne and in Landskrona for photography at a Nordic level.

– Sparbanksstiftelsen Skåne supports our important project in collaboration with the University in Lund to strengthen photographic research.

– CFF (The Centre for Photography) and the photo authors in the Swedish Photographers’ Association also give us important support for the photobook events.

– The Polish Institute and Pro Helvetia, who have contributed to the showing of works from those countries.

– CFF, The Centre for Photography, is a nationwide association representing the interests of photographers and photography. The association has a twofold purpose: to educate the public and spread knowledge about the photographic image, and to support different types of professionals working with photography.