Twice a year Landskrona Foto Residency welcomes an early to mid-career photographer or artist working with photography and/or lens-based media, who wishes to further and challenge their practice, to Landskrona, to engage in a project related to the city.


The spring residency application closed on 31.1 2021. We received 230 applications from 52 different countries.

We are so happy to announce that Crystal Bennes has been selected as the residency photographer for the Landskrona Spring Residency 2021. The jury, consisting of Vivek Mariappan, Evita Goze, Petra Stenwall-Thompson and Jenny Nordquist are very impressed by Crystals work and her proposal in making an artistic investigation of the artificial island Gipsön located outside Landskrona harbour. We are so much looking forward to her arrival and to see the outcome of her research.

The runners-up are Michael Swann and Joseph Obanubi.

We would like to thank all of you who have applied to be part of our residency program.

Crystal Bennes – George Paxton’s Remarkable Trees of Ayrshire

Crystal Bennes is an American-born artist and writer living and working in Scotland. Her mixed media practice is grounded in long-term projects that foreground archival research, durational fieldwork and material experimentation.

‘I have wanted to create a project about Landskrona’s “plaster island” Gipsön, ever since I first heard of it. The relationship between people, place & geology is an abiding interest and previous projects have explored, for example, the impact of local geology on the built environment of certain cities, or the environmental repercussions of industrial extraction. As an island artificially created by waste that is both industrial & geological, Gipsön presents a unique site for artistic investigation.’ Crystal Bennes


It’s an opportunity for a non-Swedish photographer or artist working with photography and/or lens based media to have time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. The residency takes place for 6 weeks 2021. The residency photographer receives a grant of 15000 SEK (approx. 1500 EUR), travel expenses to and from the home country (economy only), an apartment in Landskrona, and an office space with Landskrona Foto crew. Landskrona Foto connects the photographer in residency with regional-based photographers, artists and other art professionals through meetings, mentoring, exhibition openings and other networking opportunities.


Our autumn residency 2021 open call is a collaboration with PHmuseum and the application was open until 24.2 2021 for more information go to PHmuseums website.

Next open call is for the Spring 2022 and that will be announced in the autumn 2021 trough

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This project is made possible by financial support from Kultur Skåne