Independent Curator, Photo Historian, and Publisher/Editor
KATALOG—Journal of Photography & Video, Odense, Denmark
Jens Friis, an independent curator, photo historian and publisher/editor, holds a Masters in the History of Art with a specialization in photography. He has been an active member of Gallery Image in Aarhus, Denmark, and for a number of years worked at Hamiltons, a commercial gallery in London, selling photographic art. From 2003-2016, he was a Curator at Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark, where he oversaw the museum’s photographic collection, and was the Artistic Co-Director of the Danish photo festival FotoTriennale.dk, initiated by the same museum. During that time, he was also Editor-in-Chief of KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Video, a magazine supported and published by the museum. KATALOG, which has been independently published by Friis since 2015, is in its 28th successful year. KATALOG is part of Nordic Photo Festival Network and the European collaboration Parallel.
As an author, Friis has written numerous articles for the magazine. He has also contributed to the book Dansk Fotografihistorie (Danish Photographic History), published in 2004, and authored the chapter on Danish photography in the third volume of The History of European Photography 1970-2000, published in 2016. He is serving on several international nominating committees for awards, as well as the advisory committee of the Spanish magazine EXIT.
Jens Friis is interested in all shapes of photography and visual media arts – prints, books, videos, installations, etc. He will discuss your work and might give you advice on how to develop as an artist. He may also facilitate publication in the magazine KATALOG and participation in group-exhibitions and festivals.