Fotografisk Center

The Tap E building

Fotografisk Center is an exhibition space in Copenhagen, Denmark, dedicated to international and Danish photographic art. Since 1 February 2011 it has been based in the Tap E building in the Carlsberg area on the border between Vesterbro and Valby.


Kunstforeningen's building at Gammel Strand which housed the Fotografisk Center until 2008

The Fotografisk Centre was established in 1986 by the photographer Lars Schwander. It was originally based in the ground floor of Kunstforeningen's building on Gammel Strand When the building closed for a major refurbishment in mid-2008, the centre moved to a temporary address on Amaliegade. Faced with years of disturbance due the upcoming construction of a station on the new City Circle Line of the Copenhagen Metro, it was decided not to return to Gammel Strand after the renovation but instead to look for new and larger premises.[1] On 1 February 2011 the gallery re-opened in Tap E, a former bottling plant in the Carlsberg area, Carlsberg's which is under redevelopment into a new district and today houses a growing cluster of cultural institutions and businesses.[2]


A full range of fine art photography is shown, with equal emphasis on both classical and contemporary photography by international artists as well as Danes. An annual exhibition presents the winners of the Fogtdal Photographers Awards.[3]

Over the years, exhibitions have presented the works of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Gisèle Freund, Alfred Guzzetti, Josef Koudelka, Henri Lartique, Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Inge Morath, Georg Oddner, Yoko Ono, Man Ray, Viggo Rivad, Bruce Gilden and many more.

Young Danish Photography

The Fotografisk Center's exhibition activities include an annually recurrent exhibition entitled Young Danish Photography, presenting a selection of emerging photographers. The exhibitions are accompanied by the publication of a book which documents the exhibitions.[4]

Year Photographers
1998 Stine Barr Prebensen, Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, Charlotte Claudia Haslund-Christensen, Tine Hauch-Fausbøll, Rikke Løwenstein[4]
1999 Stine Gøtrik, Susanne Lin Jensen, Søren Lose / Dror Kasinsky, Tine Maria Koefoed[4]
2000 Charlotte Kim Boed, Christina Hebe, Tim Jørgensen, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Rune Pedersen, Trine Søndergaard[4]
2001 No exhibition[4]
2002 Jasper Carlberg, Carina Johnsen, Sara Thiesen, Camilla Holmgren, Jannie Weimar[4]
2003 Jes Holm, Adam Jeppesen, Rosemaria Rex, Ada Bligaard Søby, Ebbe Stub Vittrup[4]
2004 No exhibition[4]
2005 Jakob Hunosøe, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Dorthe Jeppesen Muxoll, Myne Søe-Pedersen[4]
2006 Thomas Bangsted, Anders Find, Anne Lass / Lasse Ernlund Lorentzen[4]
2007 Mette Bersang & Louise Bøgelund Saugmann, Mie Riis Christiansen, Jacob Vinamata Jessen[5]
2008 Lotte Fløe Christensen, Christina Glob, Johan Rosenmunthe, Gina Zacharias[6]
2009 Lisa Marker, Lea Porsager, Alexander Tillegreen, Marianne[7]
2010 Albert Grondahl, Absalon Kirkeby, Helene Koch[8]

Other facilities

The Center also includes a well stocked bookstore that specializes in photography. It features major international publications, limited edition artists books as well as many of its own publications.

Fotografisk Center has also established The Digital Room, a well equipped digital darkroom and workshop available to artists.


The Fotografisk Center publications extend beyond catalogues for its exhibitions with titles such as Among Danish Jews and Marianne Engberg: Photographs, both for the Danish National Museum.

See also


  1. "Metrobyggeri lukker Fotografisk Center". AOK. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  2. "Fotografisk Center flytter til Carlsberg". Carlsberg. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  3. "The Fotografisk Center". Fotografisk Center. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Ung Dansk Fotografi '06". Fotografisk Center. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  5. "Ung Dansk Fotografi '07". DJ - Specialgruppe for Professionelle Fotografer. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  6. "Ung Dansk Fotografi '08". Fotografisk Center. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  7. "Ung Dansk Fotografi '09". Fotografisk Center. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  8. "Young Danish Photography 2010". Fotografisk Center. Retrieved 2010-10-03.

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Coordinates: 55°39′56″N 12°32′05″E / 55.6656°N 12.5346°E / 55.6656; 12.5346

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