Noorderlicht

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Noorderlicht
Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht
Established 1980
Location Groningen, Netherlands
Type Photography
Director Kees van der Meiden (interim)
Curator Wim Melis
Website www.noorderlicht.com

Noorderlicht (Dutch for "Northern Light") is a multifaceted and international platform for documentary photography. Based in Groningen, Netherlands, Noorderlicht organizes an annual photo festival, runs a photo gallery, a publishing house, provides an educational programme and discussions, lectures and masterclasses.[1]

History[edit]

Noorderlicht Photogallery was established in 1980. Ten years later, the Photofestival was launched, becoming one of the most important international photographic events.[2] In 1991, the festival became a biennale, until 2000, when it was restored as an annual event. From this date, the festival site has alternated between Groningen and Friesland.

Photofestivals[edit]

  • 1997: The Garden of Eden - 5th Noorderlicht Photofestival
  • 1999: Wonderland - The borders of documentary photography
  • 2000: Africa Inside - Photography from Africa
  • 2001: Sense of Space - Human experience on space
  • 2002: Mundos Creados - Multifaceted and colourful portrait of Latin America
  • 2003: Global Detail - 300 photographs on globalisation
  • 2004: Nazar: The Arab world
  • 2005: Traces & Omens - 12th Noorderlicht Photofestival
  • 2006: Another Asia - Photography from South and Southeast Asia
  • 2007: Act of Faith - On faith and conflict, ecstasy and excess
  • 2008: Behind Walls - Eastern Europe before 1989
  • 2009: Human Conditions
  • 2010: Land - Country Life in the Urban Age
  • 2011: Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age
  • 2012: Landscape as the illusion of nature

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noorderlicht". PhotoStories. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Parr, Martin; Badger, Gerry (2006). The Photobook: A History - Volume 2. London and New York: Phaidon Press. p. 57. ISBN 0-7148-4433-0. 

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