Thursday, May 31, 2012

Noorderlicht Photofestival faces closure

From the Dutch city of Groningen, Nooderlicht, or Northern Light, is one of a handful of international photography organizations whose influence and recognition reaches far and wide. Nooderlicht has been instrumental in showing and promoting cutting edge contemporary photography as well as historical and archival photography that has helped to define the medium. Due to severe arts funding cutbacks the Nooderlicht festival is under severe threat. It must to continue to exist. Please consider visiting their web site HERE to express your support.

Noorderlicht grew out of the Noorderlicht Photogallery, which was set up in 1980 as a place for documentary photography. In 1990 the gallery celebrated its tenth anniversary by launching the Noorderlicht Photofestival, and the Independent Noorderlicht Photography Foundation came into being shortly afterwards. In 2007, PDN described Noorderlicht as one of the five most important photography events in the world. This year's festival, Terra Cognita, will take place from 02 September - 07 October.

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