The Photo Festival in Landskrona, Sweden

Landskrona - a town of 30,000 inhabitants situated at the south-eastern coast of Sweden - has a vision: "To become the home of photography in Scandinavia with a history museum and research facilities in co-operation with Lund University (a 30 min train ride south of it); it will arrange unique exhibitions of contemporary photography as…

Fotografiska in Stockholm

Fotografiska in Stockholm is one of the largest meeting places in the world for photography with about 500,000 visitors per year. Stockholm floats on islands, not without similarities with Venice, but in contrast to Venice it has cars, too many cars, and the modernism and futurism of the 1960s destroyed a series of quarters in the…

The Photographers’ Gallery and Deutsche Börse Prize

The Photographers' Gallery in London - a few minutes from Oxford Circus - is a must for the photo enthusiast. It's the type of institution any city should have in some shape or form as part of its cultural policy. The Photographers' Gallery could serve as a model or inspiration, I believe, to anyone. This is how the history of…

It’s a photolution…

No other art form is going through so big and fast changes as is photography. We are witnesses to a photographic revolution, a "photolution".   What is it? It has many element coming together in synergy. Here are some: • The smartphones, their ever smaller and lighter equipment with ever more imprssive camera performance. It belongs…

In Memoriam Viggo Rivad 1922-2016 (in English)

Viggo Rivad – born July 3, 1922, died February 8, 2016 By Jan Oberg Viggo Rivad, grand old man of Danish photography, exhibited for the first time in 1946 and has been influential in his field over almost 7 decades. He has given Denmark a lot of classical photo series like A Goodbye, Lauritz, Koefod’s…

In Memoriam Viggo Rivad 1922 – 2016 (in Danish)

Viggo Rivad Født 3. juli 1922, død 8. februar 2016 Af Jan Øberg Viggo Rivad, grand old man i dansk fotografi, debuterede i 1946 og prægede området i næsten 70 år. Han har givet Danmark en mængde klassiske billedserier som Et Farvel, Lauritz, Kofoeds Skole ogB & W Teglholmen, et antal fotobøger fra den store verden,…