ON THIS DAY IN PHOTOGRAPHY - JUNE 1

June 1: Must success in photography be at the expense of compassion?

Right on the heels of Photo London comes Copenhagen Photo Festivalwhich starts today in a former transformer station called Understationen, on Nyborggade 13, Copenhagen, and will continue until 11th June.

Amongst many and varied offerings of the festival, mostly photography with a few video works, is The Censored Exhibition. 

Inaugurated in 2102, The Censored Exhibition annually issues a call for contemporary international fine art photography, though this year’s includes photojournalism and videography.

The selection committee comprised Beate Cegielska, curator and director of Gallery Image in Aarhus, founded 1977, the first gallery for photography in Scandinavia; artist and photographer, Tina Enghoff (*1957); and researcher, art critic, writer and radio host, Torben Sangild (*1969). Their selection out of 1,872 works from photographers all over the world, in the jury’s opinion, reflects the latest tendencies within contemporary photography:

It was very important for us that the exhibition shows the openness of today’s photography. The boundaries between genres are broken down and photography is being stretched in all directions. Photography is on a journey with numerous stops and some of them can be seen in this year’s censored exhibition.

The photographers they selected are; Adrian Fish (CA) Blør (DK/CYP) Borcher and Lomholdt (DK) Carrie and Eric Tomberlin (US) Erik Jørgensen (DK) Giles Clark (US) Ida Refsgaard (DK) Jake Naughton (US) Jim Johnston (UK) Ken Hermann (DK) Lars Brorson Fich (DK) Lesia Maruschak (CA) Louis De Belle (IT) Mads Kongerskov (DK), and Mark Rammers (NL)