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Photography Day 2019

Welcome to a day of celebrating photography! We're taking the Photography Day back to it's roots and serve a full day event with exhibitions, lectures and activities. Everything with one foot in photo!

The Photography Day 2019 will be held on Sunday 18 August at Karljohansvern in Horten.
Preus Museum collaborates with the Norwegian photography organizations to create a day that shows the breadth of photography.




Did you know that the date is not randomly chosen? August 19 is considered the birthday of photography. It was the day the invention of Jacques Louis Mandé Daguerre was published to the whole world, an invention that would change the way we see the world. 


This year's theme is Animalistic!

How are animals and wildlife interpreted in photography by nature photographers, documentaries, amateurs and artists?

Animasjon av Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 769, 1887. Tilhører Preus museums samling



We look forward to presenting an exciting theme through exhibitions, lectures and activities!



Juryed exhibition

The juryed exhibition is an obvious part of the event - the hundred-meter-long wall of fame with a wide selection of submitted photographs.
Would you like to participate? The theme is "animalistic", but it is still possible to submit on a free basis (ie beyond the theme).
Deadline for submission is 29 May.


Call for entries

Fra Juryert utstilling 2018 (foto: Ingri Østerholt/Preus museum)

© Agnete Brun, Aylar Lie med hund. Fra moteserie på Ekeberg eldresenter, 2008. Tilhører Preus museums samling

Bolette Berg og Marie Høeg, Marie med hunden Tuss, 1895-1903. Tilhører Preus museums samling.

Underwood & Underwood, Valley of paddy fields, and charming hills-sids of Ceylon, huge tame elephant and keeper, 1902. Stereofotografi tilhører Preus museums samling

Ida Skivenes, Lovebirds, 2012. Instagramfoto, tilhører Preus museums samling

Anders Beer Wilse, Roald Amundsen - med sin hund paa Ski 7/3 1909. Tilhører Preus museums samling

Elisabeth Meyer med løveunge på fanget. Tilhører Preus museums samling

Edward Sheriff Curtis, Ogalala War Party, 1907. Tilhører Preus museums samling