Jens Friis

Jens Friis

Independent curator, photo historian and publisher/editor KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Video, Denmark


Jens Friis has a MA in History of Art and specialized in photography. From 2003-2016, he was curator in charge of the photographic collection at Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark as well as the artistic co-director of the Danish photo festival initiated by same museum. In the same period he was also the editor-in-chief of the magazine KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Videosupported and published by the museum. Now in its 30thsuccessful year, KATALOG is published by Jens Friis independently since 2015. KATALOG is part of Nordic Photo Festival Network and the European collaboration Parallel.
As an author, he has written numerous articles for the magazine. He has also contributed to the book Dansk Fotografihistorie[Danish Photographic History] published in 2004 and the chapter on Danish photography in the third volume of The History of European Photography 1970-2000published in 2016. He is serving on several international nominating committees for awards as well as the advisory committee of the Spanish magazine EXIT.

Languages spoken:English, German, the three Scandinavian languages and has a fair understanding of French.

Field of interest on photography:

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 KATALOGand participation in group-exhibitions and festivals.