Fang din by - catch or capture your city - is an annual photographic competition at Dansk Arkitektur Centre - the Danish Architecture Centre or DAC - that demonstrates “that our cities are full of quirky details, historical corners, new urban spaces and fantastic architecture.”
This year the theme of the exhibition is transition in the city because our cities are changing every day and that change is fast. "We adapt to climate change, building height, the old is torn down creating new urban spaces." Information about the competition posed two questions ….
How does it look when old meets new?
Is the transformation of our cities always good?
Along with information about submission of images for the competition were also the recommendations that photographs should not only reflect the theme for this year but should also be an "exciting composition" and show the "interaction between urban space and people.
The competition was open to professional and amateur photographers and this year 3,000 people submitted images.
A final selection was made by a jury with Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, Director of Copenhagen Photo Festival; the photo journalist Janus Engel Rasmussen, and Christian Juul Wendell, Head of Communications at the Institut for (X) and project manager at Bureau Detours.
The overall winner was announced at the opening with the second and third prize and there was a second and separate competition for schools and again the winner and second and third prizes were announced.
Fang din by was organised in collaboration with the Copenhagen Photo Festival and the opening coincided with the opening of the Festival.
the exhibition can be seen outside on Bryghuspladsen in Copenhagen
- the public square in front of BLOX -
from 7 June through to 30 August
for the first time this year there will also be a separate but closely-related exhibition - showing a different selection of images - that will be moved between a number of venues around the city.
That exhibition can be seen at:
Nytorv - 7 June to 20 June
Israels Plads - 21 June to 4 July
Rådhuspladsen - 5 July to 18 July
Kultorvet - 19 July to 1 August
Den Røde Plads - 2 August to 15 August
Højbro Plads - 16 August to 30 August