Galleri Image is a
non-commercial gallery exhibiting high quality Danish and
international photo- and video art. Situated in Denmark's
second city, Aarhus, it was founded in 1977 by a group of
art photographers and lay enthusiasts and is the oldest
such dedicated gallery space in Scandinavia: for many years
it was the only photographic gallery in Denmark.
In the course of more than thirty years
of exhibitions it has acquired an outstanding international
reputation, contributing significantly to the development
of photography as an art form, and to the recognition of
photography as an independent cultural entity.
The gallery has hosted shows by well-known
photographers such as Duane Michals, Diane Arbus, Allen
Ginsberg, Christer Strömholm, Martin Parr, Luis Gonzalez
Palma, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Haughey, Kyungwoo Chun and
Amy Stein. Among the contemporary Danish artists who have
exhibited at Galleri Image in recent years are Joakim Eskildsen,
Birgitta Lund, Nicolai Howalt, Søren Lose, Astrid
Kruse Jensen, Pia Arke, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Trine Søndergård
and Adam Jeppesen.
Galleri Image presents approximately
eight to ten exhibitions annually, almost invariably accompanied
by an original catalogue - an important source of documentation
for the public, artists, and historians. Most of the gallery's
exhibitions are accompanied by artist talks, lectures and
seminars. Galleri Image regularly collaborates with other
art venues in the city, including Aarhus Art Building -
Center for Contemporary Art.