Photography Day 2021 - corona edition

We're planning Photography Day 2021! This year, due to the pandemic, we will have to prepare for some limitations in the program, but we are still very much looking forward to making a celebration worthy of the medium.

Preus Museum is the national museum of photography in Norway and has hosted the Photography Day since 2007. The Photography Day is a celebration of the wonderful medium that entered the world through the daguerreotype in August 1839. We aim to connect the different uses of the medium, both amateurs, artists, and professionals. The one-day-event is filled with exhibitions, lectures, and activities. Årets tema er SAMTIDSDOKUMENTASJON. Hvordan opplever vi tiden vi lever i, og hvordan kan vi formidle det i fotografi?

Photography Day 2021 - corona edition will offer:

The event will take place indoors at the Artilleriverkstedet, in the Preus museum and in the Laboratory/the White House. There are also some outdoor exhibitions to experience: Knut Egil Wang - Standstill and My Sanctuary.






11:20 – 11:30

Official opening of the Photography Day

Christina Maria Bratli and Kristin Aasbø

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

11:30 – 12:15 

Photo: Knut Egil Wang. Lecture by the festival exhibitor (in Norwegian)

Knut Egil Wang

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

12:00 – 12:45 

Book viewing "Albanian Village Life"

Ann Christine Eek

The Laboratory/The White House

12:30 – 13:15 

Book bath (in Norwegian)

Maja Holst Svendsen and Ingrid Nilsson

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

13:00 - 13:15

Richard Neuhauss and Hans Lehmann's Interferential Color Photography in the German Empire ca. 1900. (Lecture in English)

Dr. Hanin Hannouch

The Laboratory/The White House

13:20 - 13:35

Lippmann interferential colour photography, what is it and what is so special about it… (Lecture in English)

Jens Gold

The Laboratory/The White House

13:45 – 14:30 

Live concert

Rubber Cox

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

14:00 - 14:45

Opening and Curator viewing of the exhibition "Slow Color Photography" (in English) 

Hanin Hannouch and Jens Gold

The Preus museum

14:45 – 15:15 

Awards Ceremony Juried Exhibition

Ingri Østerholt

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

15:30 – 16:15 

Curator viewing of the exhibition "Slow Color Photography" (in English) 

Hanin Hannouch and Jens Gold

The Preus museum

15:30 – 16:15 

Lecture: This Year

Sofie Amalie Klougart and Christian Belgaux

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

16:30 – 17:15 

Lecture (in English): Eyes as Big as Plates 

Karoline Hjort and Riitta Ikonen

The Bar Scene (Artilleriverkstedet)

What happens on The Bar Scene will be live streamed here



Photography Day - corona edition

Saturday August 28

Entry: NOK 100,-

Children free entry

© Paolo Quadrini (Italia), Coronavirus Therapy, 2020. “Here is my personal wacky approach to defeat fear and loneliness, a tribute to my strength, my desires, my rebellion. This is my dissonant, visceral attempt to become my own refuge. A surreal silent cry.”

© Farzam Saleh (Iran), Rooftop, 2020. Arman, a 25-year-old builder, practices kickboxing on the rooftop of his house during the coronavirus pandemic.

© Jorun Larsen (Norge), Frokost-poses, 2020. «Som ein del av mitt mastergradsprosjekt i kunsthistorie skulle eg gjennomføre ei studiereise til Oslo i to veker. Så kom korona. Eg reiste likevel. På hotellet var restauranten stengt, og kvar morgon fekk eg frokost i ein brun papirpose som leia meg direkte inn i fotoprosjektet Frokost-poses.»