The Danish Museum of Photography has turned the censored photo exhibition “To the Edge” into a recurrent event.
In 2012, The Danish Museum of Photography staged its first, censored photo exhibition, “To the Edge”. The museum was eager to test the interest for censored photo exhibitions, and the response was overwhelming. Danish and foreign photographers exhibited photos on a high level with imaginative interpretations of the topic, “To the Edge”. The photos were very creative; and technically, they were beautifully executed.
The second event, in 2014, proved that the thematic photo exhibition had come to stay. With an exhibition, spanning widely from portraits to landscape photos – from social depictions to the almost abstract, the expectations of The Danish Museum of Photography were fulfilled. During both events, the photographic element was fundamental for the photos.
New panel of judges
For the third censored exhibition of “To the Edge”, we present a new panel of judges. The Danish Museum of Photography wishes to challenge the participants, and the new judges represent a new point of view on pictures. They have other backgrounds, and bring a new visual approach to the art of photography.
The new panel of judges is:
Photographer Stine Heilmann.
Deputy Head at Media College Denmark (Medieskolerne) Gunner Byskov.
Chief Photographer at Jyllands-Posten Brian Karmark.
When selecting the photos for the exhibition, the judges still follow these keywords:
Solid photography, which surprises you and carries you away.
“The previous events got a very positive reception, and afterwards, the exhibitions at the museum were well-attended. Therefore, we allow ourselves to having high expectations as regards the number of participants and the quality of photos. Our censored photo exhibition has turned the concept of photography upside down. The photographers have leeway for their own interpretations, and we will definitely see that in the submitted material,” Museum Manager Bjarne Meldgaard explains.
The exhibition opens in January
“At The Danish Museum of Photography, we are proud and happy to announce the opening of the third censored photo exhibition on the 23rd of January 2016. We will aim at presenting yet another exhibition worth seeing, and which is able to surprise, thrill, and inspire our visitors. We hope that our exhibition helps manifesting the photography as an art form,” Bjarne Meldgaard concludes.
As always, we award the best photos. Forlaget Palle Fogtdal sponsors the first prize with DKK 10,000, as well as the second prize with DKK 5,000. Dentist Klaus Lytzhøft sponsors the third prize with DKK 3,000. Pixum.dk sponsors a big Gallery Print to three photos chosen by each of the three judges