Photography day

Photography day 2014 is held Sunday 24th of August 12-17. Welcome to a celebration of photography and its 175th anniversary!

Every year on a Sunday at the end of August, a day-long celebration of photography takes place at Karljohansvern in Horten. Preus Museum works with Norwegian photography organizations to create a day that reveals the broad range of photography.

Please stay tuned for updates as the program evolves. By signing up for the Preus museum newsletter (in Norwegian only) or like Photography Day on Facebook you're sure not to miss anything!

As it is the 175th anniversary of photography this year, part of the event is dedicated to older processes. There will be organized workshops dedicated to Daguerreotypes and Collodion wet plate. Stay tuned!

What is Photography Day?

The goal of Photography Day is to further understanding and communication among the various practitioners and circumstances of photography in Norway, and to foster productive encounters.
The arrangements involve cooperation between Preus Museum and several major Norwegian photography organizations.

Photography is in focus, and Photography Day seeks to illuminate its broad range and give opportunities to experience it deeply. Amateurs and professionals alike will find something interesting that contributes to inspiration and new knowledge.

What can I experience on Photography Day?

  • Exhibitions

The celebration includes many photographic exhibitions, with Festival Exhibitors and the Juried Exhibition receiving greatest prominence.
Each year a Festival Exhibitor is invited who can effectively shed light on the year's theme. The exhibitor shows 12 large photographs in an outdoor exhibition and also gives a lecture. 


Festival exhibitor Agnete Brun, Photography day 2010. (Photo: Arne B. Langleite/Preus museum)

The juried exhibition is a giant collective effort in which amateurs and professionals submit works between March and May. A jury goes through the submissions and selects ca. 50 photographs which are shown in the large outdoor exhibition. On Photography Day the exhibitors gather with the pictures and hang them in assigned places. The exhibition demonstrates many modes of expression in photography. Do you think you might wish to participate? Click the lowest button at the foot of the page.

Den juryerte utstillingen. (Foto: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

Juried exhibition. (Photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

  • Lectures

Exciting and interesting lecturers give new perspectives on the year's theme. The Festival Exhibitor is always one of the lecturers.
In addition the museum staff gives a behind-the-scenes look via lectures and shows from the collection.

Lecture by Lin Prøitz, 2013. (Photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

  • Activities for large and small

A whole host of activities await you: classes, workshops and competitions, a portrait studio, theater presentations, used-equipment sales, picnics, music, food, and much more.

Call for entries

Would you like to exhibit your photos on Photography Day? Whether you are an amateur or professional, artistic or commercial photographer, you are welcome to submit your photos.
The deadline for submission is 29 May 2014.
Photography Day is a festive day for the whole family, with exhibitions, lectures and activities for all; families, professionals, artists and amateurs. The event takes place both outdoors and indoors. The main attraction on Photography Day is the big outdoor exhibition.
You are invited to submit photos to the juried exhibition. You can submit up to ten images, and you are free to select your subject. The photos should display a thematic connection even if they are not necessarily a series.

The images are selected by a jury of experts who look for images with visual quality. The jury is free to choose the images to be displayed. Employees by Preus museum can not participate in the exhibition.
The selected photographers will get confirmation of the participation in June. The jury will award the most interesting contributions. The three winners will be announced on Photography Day August 24..
NOTE : On Photography Day on August 24, the photographers/exhibitors will mount the photographs themselves at the outdoor venue. The pictures should be mounted without unframed.
Photography Day is organized by Preus Museum in collaboration with the The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers, The Association of the Institution Photographers, the Norwegian Society for Photography, the Norwegian Advertising Photographers, the Press Photographers, the Norwegian Nature Photographers, the Norwegian Photographer’s Association and the Norwegian Photo Historical Society.


• Please register by sclicking the blue button. You will gain access to "My page" and your account is registered. It will be available until the deadline on May 29. You will be able to add, delete and edit your images and your information until the deadline. After May 29 youwill be able to see your images, but no longer edit them.

• Select up to 10 pictures.

• Each of the digital files should have a minimum size of 1MB and a maximum size of 2MB and should be stored in JPEG format. Name each JPEG file with your name (name_surname) and number them (1, 2, 3). Example: ''olsen_gry1 " '' Olsen_gry2'', etc.

• Optional: Upload a project description, max 200 words

• Optional: Upload your CV

• The deadline is May 29 2014.

Den juryerte utstillingen. (Foto: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

Juried exhibition. (Photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

The walls of the juried exhibition are 120x150 cm, and each photographer mounts his/her images within this area.