In September 2020, the seventh Landskrona Foto Festival took t place. The most important photo festival in Scandinavia has made an international impact. The city centre was filled with more than twenty exhibitions of fifty photographers, from world-famous names such as Susan Meiselas and the collective Project Pressure to young photographers who are not yet established. With a new artistic director, London-based Monica Allende, the festival is taking a new direction. The visitor is invited on a journey in time and space, through the city’s public places and environments.
This year’s theme: The architecture of memory. This year’s ambition: To repeat the success of previous years so that Landskrona will become Europe’s leading meeting place for photography. “I see myself as someone who passes on questions so that people can question themselves. Who are we? Where do we come from? We all carry certain ideas about who we are as a group, as a society and a country, but how are these stories of identity created and maintained? Based on these questions, thematic clusters are presented in the exhibition spaces, depicting the negative sides of climate change and colonialism,” says Monica Allende.