Human Conditions: Photofestival Noorderlicht

noorderlicht photofestival

In an ambitious and probing photo festival Noorderlicht curator Wim Melis and five guest curators - a first for the photo event - offer their personal views on themes that define the human condition. Stuart Franklin, Lauren Heinz, Simon Njami, Marc Prüst and Bas Vroege take us with them to conflict areas, and provide their commentary on developments in the vanguard of engaged, narrative documentary photography. On the basis of weaponry Melis underscores the absurdity of war. Six diverse exhibitions, but one powerful thread: the love and the horrors of which man is capable; the struggles that remain hidden from the eyes of the world. Thus Noorderlicht deliberately turns the spotlight on the footnotes of world history, on ordinary people and their circumstances, their will to live and their capacity to destroy.

noorderlicht photofestival 2009
Ab 6. September bis 4. Oktober 2009 in Groningen, NL.