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February 1 - March 10, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 6-9pm
FotoFest Headquarters at Vine Street Studio
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat, noon - 5pm

FOTO, New Photography from Denmark is the largest survey of contemporary Danish photography to come to the U.S. Scandinavian photo-based art is considered to be among the most vibrant in Europe today, and Danish artists are known for their mastery of both old genres and new techniques in photography. Danish and Scandinavian photography has been part of FotoFest art programming since FotoFest’s beginning in the late 1980s.

The exhibit originated at Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, Iowa with curator Daniel Strong. Andrew Daneman, director of Northern Light Gallery in Copenhagen is the curatorial consultant. The exhibit features 39 artists and explores the great breadth of styles and techniques that contemporary photographic artists are using today. As video and the techniques of new digital printmaking are being incorporated into film-based photography, Danish artists are also re-inventing and transforming classical techniques.

FOTO, New Photography from Denmark opens Thursday, February 1, 6-9 p.m., at FotoFest Headquarters at Vine Street Studios in downtown Houston. Exhibiting artists and curators from Denmark will be in Houston for the opening reception. Danish music and food will be part of the ceremonies.

>> Press Release

Torben Eskerod, Untitled (from the Campo Verano series) , 2001-2005
  Royal Embassy of Denmark in the U.S.
Royal Danish Consulate in Houston
BG Fund Denmark
Maersk Inc.
Scan-Trans, Inc
Houston Label and Screen Print
Danish Inspirations

Reachmaster, Inc.
Preda Consulting
The Danish Immigrant Museum
Ocean Projects

Continental Airlines

FotoFest 2006-2007 Inter-Biennial Sponsors
Houston Arts Alliance
Margaret Regan and Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen Jr.
The Wortham Foundation
The Brown Foundation Inc., Houston
FotoFest Board of Directors.
Finn Manford, Dateland, California ,1990
Atila, Untitled (Barcelona), 1995

Please use the links below to access online photo galleries
from all 39 artists in the FOTO exhibition.

Per Morten Abrahamsen
Henrik Brahe
Nanna Bisp Buchert
Ole Christiansen
Krass Clement
Colonel (Thierry Geoffroy)
Tina Enghoff
Torben Eskerod
Mads Gamdrup
Charlotte Haslund-Chistensen
Keld Helmer-Petersen
Camilla Holmgren
Nicolai Howalt
Per Bak Jensen
Adam Jeppesen
Fie Johansen
Kristen Klien
Tove Kurtzweil
Finn Larsen
  Steen Larsen
Mads Ljungdahl
Soren Lose
Birgitta Lund
Hans E. Madsen
Finn Manford
Hans Manner-Jakobsen
Eli Ponsaing
Inger Lise Rasmussen
Jytte Rex
Viggo Rivad
Henrik Saxgren
Lars Schwander
Saul Shapiro
Jacob Aue Sobol
Trine Sondergaard
Erick Steffensen
Susanne Wellm
Ebbe Stub Wittrup

A 206 page, color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and features plates from all 39 artists along with essays on Danish photography by scholars and curators including Finn Thrane, exhibition curator Daniel Strong, Lars Scwander, Tove Thage, and Ingrid Fischer Jonge.

The catalogue is available for $20 at FotoFest Headquarters.


Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 7pm
Houston Center for Photography
Portfolio Review for Artists
Finn Thrane, Curator, Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark

Friday, February 2, 2007, 7pm

Glassell School of Art, Musuem of Fine Arts Houston
Looking at Contemporary Photography
Finn Thrane, Curator, Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark

Saturday, February 3, 2007, 2pm
FotoFest Headquarters
Saturday Matinee Artist Talks
with Andrew Daneman, Northern Light Gallery, Denmark; Mads Ljungdahl, Danish artist; and Hans Manner-Jakobsen, Galleri Hornbaek, Denmark and Danish artist

Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7pm
University of Houston Architecture Building
Panel Discussion on New Media Arts in Scandinavia

with Terrie Sultan, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston; Andrew Daneman, Northern Light Gallery, Denmark; Mads Ljungdahl, Danish artist; and Hans Manner-Jakobsen, Galleri Hornbaek, Denmark and Danish artist

FotoFest offers free guided school tours to all exhibits. To schedule a tour please contact Jennifer Ward, Exhibitions Coordinator
at or 713.223.5522 ext. 18


Krass Clement, The Ferry, 1999