This year we celebrate our fith year and Jenny Nordquist and Christian Caujolle, present a preliminary programme for the 2017 festival. The aim is still to attract established photographers from the whole world who have never before exhibited in Sweden – together with young Scandinavian photographers who are developing in strength. According to the curators, there will be more outdoor exhibitions in 2017, including works by the American artist Caleb Charland. The Citadel will be used once again as an exhibition space and Sofia Albertina Church is an interesting new addition. This year’s “Open Call” will be visible in shop windows all over the city centre, on the theme of “You and Me”. Among other promised exhibitions: the European premiere of a harrowing and acclaimed work by the photographers Carlos Ayesta (Venezuela) and Guillaume Bression (France), “Fukushima – No Go Zone”, which portrays the consequences of the disaster that struck the Japanese nuclear power plant in 2011. Konsthallen, the city’s art gallery, will show, side by side, photographs by the French artist Olivier Culmann and the Swiss duo Cortis & Sonderegger. Both exhibitions can be said to challenge our collective memory. The Exercishallen venue will combine the recurrent Photobook Days with an exhibition of a project from the 1990s by the fashion company Benetton, “Fabrica”, a venture through which young, unknown photographers have since become internationally acknowledged photographers.
Welcome to Landskrona Foto Festival 2017!
Photo: Neak Sophal
The artistic direction for Landskrona Foto Festival 2017 is comprised of the internationally renowned curator and well established author Christian Caujolle and the Landskrona born photographer, teacher, and gallery owner Jenny Nordquist.
With this arrangement of the artistic direction team, Landskrona Foto Festival strengthens the objective of presenting international photographers who have played a large role in photography’s development, along with young and innovative Nordic photography. Read more about the artistic directors >
Our aim is to present photography which has rarely or never received any attention in Sweden. Over 150 photographers are represented in some 20 exhibitions in Landskrona September 8–17 2017.
More info about the exhibitions coming soon!
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.
This exhibition presents the photographic heritage of Fabrica, the communication research center off Benetton Group, born from a vision of Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani. It brings together the representative work of 37 artists who have joined this experimental space since its founding in 1994.
Landskrona Foto Residency 2016.
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.
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 Gym during Landskrona Foto 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.
Takepart of our workshop, learning you how to take large format portrait on direct positive paper processed in caffenol
Course by Cahute studio.
WHEN AND WHERE?
The workshop is held during these occations:
8/9 10 – 13
9/9 10 – 13
10/9 10 – 13
Length: 3 h 30 min
8 participants per workshop. The workshop is held in English.
> You will learn how to take portraits using a Calumet C1 8×10 camera. You will learn how to use the camera, from the basics (focusing, loading the paper in the holder, loading the holder in the camera) to more advanced techniques.
> You will learn the technique of portraiture with direct positive paper and a large format camera: you will be both model and photographer in order to understand what it impliesto be on each side of the lens.
> You will learn to prepare your own caffenol for direct positive paper, and you will learn to process and dry your images
> Each participant of the workshop gets a unique portrait taken by a fellow participant.
TO WHOM IS THIS WORKSHOP TARGETED?
> Both professionals and beginners: anyone interested in learning alternative, unique techniques to take portraits can apply to this workshop
Fill in our form and pay the workshop fee in our webshop. Right now you have a early bird price until 30´th june!
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 Gym. 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)
Landskrona Foto Festival is looking for volunteers for this year’s festival. As a volunteer you might work as an exhibition host, guide visitors around the festival, attend to exhibiting photographers or give a helping hand to the permanent staff when needed. You get to meet new people, exchange experiences and at the same time enjoy world renowned photography. You can work as much or as little as you want and can.
Sounds interesting? Contact project manager Tina Jönsson for more information: