Our aim is to present photography which has rarely or never received any attention in Sweden. Over 120 photographers are represented in some 20 exhibitions in Landskrona. September 8–17 2017.
Photo: Olivier Culmann, The Others
Since the tsunami and the nuclear disaster of March 2011, Ayesta and Bression have made regular visits to the “no-man’s-land” surrounding the stricken power station of Fukushima Daiichi. The result is six series of photographs which mix posed situations with a documentary approach. Those offbeat photos stimulate thought at the consequences of a nuclear accident on such a scale.
Caleb Charland expands on a classic school science project, the potato battery, to create images that speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works, and a concern for the future of earth’s energy sources.
The Others is a project about social codes and means of representation in India. It is based on a series of portraits rendering the visual specificity and dress codes defining Indian men
Swiss based artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger have recreated, in their studio, some of the world’s most iconic images. A series of moments that are now remembered as the most influential photographs ever taken, ones now credited with resulting in new creative and political movements or rebellions.
Showing at Landskrona Museum 29 June – 17 September 2017. In summer 2017, and a little way into the autumn, as part of Landskrona Foto View, Landskrona will be showing parts of the Finnish photo miracle.
Showing at Landskrona Museum 8 June 2017 – 28 January 2018. In anticipation of the construction of a photographic history museum in Landskrona, Landskrona Foto presents three unique exhibits based on collections and archives. “TIME/LIGHT/LOVE – Swedish Photographic Portraits 1840-2017” is the second of these
Outside Sofia Albertina Church
Dutch artist, Berndnaut Smilde produces striking images of ‘real’ clouds suspended within empty rooms. Using a fog machine, he carefully adjusts the temperature and humidity to produce clouds just long enough to be photographed.
Lighting in Cambodian cities is poor or non-existent and every evening the city is plunged into darkness. but the hustle and bustle continues. Cambodian photographer Philong Sovan used his motorcycles headlamp as his lightsource to photograph unsuspected street scenes.
Neak Sophals portraits look deep into Khmer identity, her generation’s doubts and torments. Sophal protests silently against climate change, deforestation, and massive problems caused by the dams on the Mekong River. She questions the widening gap between the abandoned countryside, where land is being appropriated, and the cities, which are growing out of control.
Ingrid Eggen works with symbols and signs based on communication, exploring different ways to dismantle and distort body language. The gestures she uses are both common ones, such as those used in formal gatherings or meetings and from more obscure contexts such as activist groups, biblical and occult imagery and fantasy.
Shopwindows in Landskrona
The Open Call is an annual collaboration between Landskrona Foto Festival, the newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad and the shopkeepers in Landskrona.
This year the Open Call brought in applications from 357 photographers from 50 countries with 1,235 pictures.
Jere Aalto, Cian Burke, Anne Broe Kristensen, and David Magnusson, from Akademin Valand 2015–17.
The Exercise Hall
The Exercishallen venue will combine the recurrent Photobook Days with an exhibition about more than twenty years of visual research by “Fabrica”, Benetton’s Group research centre on communication that offers young creative people from around the world a one-year scholarship.
The Landskrona Foto Resident 2016 was artist Elva Lai (Ming Chu) from Hong Kong. Elva Lai was born in China in 1989, but grew up in Hong Kong. Her journey from China to Hong Kong gave her a special relationship with migration and memory, which shows in her work.
A portrait catalogues, confirms, tells a story and remembers. When the theme is tackled by nine pupils from tree foundation photography courses in Skåne, they expand our view of one of the most fundamental types of photography.
Irina Werning juxtaposes old photographs from people’s childhoods with detailed recreations. The result is a surreal, time-travelling carbon copy that captures a sense of the subject’s biography.
Winner of Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review 2016.
“Over” is a visual record documenting Kowalski’s lone aerial journeys above Polish landscapes during the bitter-cold of winter. It also coincides with the 20th anniversary of his airborne adventures as a pilot and photographer on paraglide and gyroplanes.
Galleri gamla staden
At the core of Lina Hashim’s artistic project lies an urge to investigate and document the arbitrary way the Quran is interpreted today, using a method best understood as historical anthropology.
The shortlist for the 2016 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The exhibition will be shown at The Exercise Hall during Landskrona Foto Festival.
The East Wing/Doha gallery is based in the Middle East, but curate and commission contemporary photographic projects from all around the globe. The gallery is exhibiting works by photographers Mandy Barker and Maija Tammi.
NYGATAN 12, LANDSKRONA FOTO FRIENDS.
Annual Photo Competition sponsored by the property company AB Landskronahem. In 2016 the winner was the photographer Hans Jonsson and he’s now exhibiting his series of wet plate collodion images “Mes Amis”.
LANDSKRONA FOTO FRIENDS.
The Photo Society “Urinvånarna” was created for Landskrona Foto Festival 2013, by Caysa Molin, Anders Cöster and Jens Jentin Lindberg, all local photographers. This year’s exhibition consists of newly produced works, shown for the first time during the festival.
This year Landskrona Foto Festival will again be inviting photographers to a portfolio review. The primary purpose is that the show will lead to an offer to the participating photographers to exhibit their pictures at festivals and events around the world. For this reason, several curators from other international photo festivals will be acting as reviewers this year too. Previous years have seen good results, with participants having been invited to festivals in Derby, Leipzig, Dublin and Athens as a direct result of taking part in the review. Several photo books have also been published.
2014’s winner was Johan Österholm from Malmö.
2015’s winner was Johan Willner from Stockholm.
2016’s winner was Kacper Kowalski from Poland.
Most photographic works end up sooner or later in a photobook, and so we devote part of Landskrona Foto Festival to this phenomenon. The event, which we call Photobook Day, will be held on Saturday 9 September.
Landskrona Foto Dummy Award is a prize where the winner’s entry is designed, printed and distributed as a book. Four photographers are nominated and present their works during the day. A panel consisting of Maxwell Anderson, publisher and photographer, Sara Arvidsson, critic, and Stephen Gill, photographer, will discuss the works.
The winner of the prize for the Nordic Dummy Award from Norway will be announced.
The book market is open all weekend. This year it consists of small European publishers together with some Swedish photobook publishers and Fotobokhandeln Neva Books.
We exhibit the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, one of the world’s most prestigious photobook prizes. Don’t miss this only chance in Sweden to see thirty-five of last year’s most acclaimed and talked-about photobooks.
Book exhibition with Svenska Fotobokspriset, Nordic Dummy Award, Landskrona Foto Dummy Award and an exhibition from the publisher Sailor Press, giving opportunities to browse and read a large number of current photobooks.
During the day photographers and publishers will talk about their books, photographers will sign their books and we end the day with a Pecha Kucha where ten or so photographers show their latest publications.
Breadfield and the blog OmFotoboken in collaboration with Landskrona Foto.
With support from Svenska fotografers förbund/Fotoförfattarna and Centrum för fotografi.
The Photobook Days are an important part of Landskrona Foto Festival. This year they will be held at The Exercise Hall. There will be a large photobook fair with both Swedish and international publishers represented.
Last years winner – Duccio Doretti with his book ”A lit candle lit the following and other coincidences on existence” will have his pre-release at the photofestival in Arles in July. The book is designed by Emilio Macchia. (photo)