Platform for art with a mission

We’re working on a secret mission to take over the world! But, until then, we’re trying to provide a platform for art with a mission, in a way so that everyone benefits.

NonFiction Photo believes in the power of exhibitions, education, talent and entrepreneurship. In view of that, NonFiction Photo presents and produces photography exhibitions and use our manifesto as a reference point.

NonFiction Photo produces locally themed exhibition and presents existing ones like the World Press Photo Exhibition. These exhibitions enter into a dialogue as part of the NonFiction Photo Festival; the very best in press photography from around the globe meets its local answer. Also check out our exhibition archive.

Education for all ages

Academy knowledge is power

Talent learn, experience, exhibit

Volunteers heroes

Exhibitions local and international


No exhibition without an office team and heaps of fresh coffee

Andrea Hooymans Managing and Artistic Director

Our creative jack-of-all-trades believes art can change the world. With images and words, she fights for the NFP community and an engaging photo festival. Goal; world domination, of course.

Fred Dijkstra Head of Finance

Moneyman with a love of numbers and structure. Goes through the tedious process of taking care of the back end of the creative process. Would not miss him for the world!

Marlie Wabeke Talent and Education Coordinator

Marlie believes in a joint responsibility for the world around us. With her versatility she can help others when needed and supports the creative process.

Dries Verbeke Head of Production

Self-taught artist and designer with a cause: turn discarded materials into festivaldeco, interior design and of course inspiring exhibitions. Secretly wants to change the world.

Mariejanne van Dijk Education Agent

World literature is her domain. Mariejanne makes long journeys every day, meets people who introduce her to their cultural and social context. Motto: the more you ask people, the more you learn from them!

Aline Eclair Event Coordinator

As a half-marathonist, Aline knows how to keep things running. In her role as our event coordinator, she is the one responsible to connect the dots between the company, visitors and sponsors. Good vibes and inspiring experiences guaranteed!

Ewa Pradzynska-Kostecka Volunteer coordinator

We've found another crazy cat lady! But there are more things she is crazy about: theater, sport, and the vegan way of life. Having worked in the cultural sector for 13 years made her ready for any unpredictable situation. Now, she'll use this experience to take really good care of our volunteers.

Lissy Voß Communication agent

With a scattered mind and bursts of motivation Lissy can be found everywhere and nowhere. As an intern with NFP she dabbles in anything possible, hoping to leave traces of her input in posts, videos, the exhibition space and any other place she can reach! (Of course, Lissy too is fully committed to the goal of taking over the world.)

Viktor Gelbukh Publicity Agent

While he does not enjoy sitting on his butt all day, Viktor will gladly do so, if it means that as many people as possible will come to the exhibition. Though he would prefer world domination, of course!

Sandra Mako Sanchez Marketing Agent

Everyone and everything has a story, and Sandra wants to know them all! A news junkie at heart, this quirky gal hopes to help connect people through the stories we tell. She can be found drinking too much tea and listening to too many podcasts.

Saartje Popcorn Model

More than just an office dog, Saartje Popcorn is also an experienced photography model and will brightenany team members day with her effortless charisma.


Success Is Guaranteed Thanks to the Expertise of These Professionals

Grytsje Suze Abma Design and Production

A mysterious frisian girl, who can speak to materials and create the most interdisciplinary design of any space and any form. We are very excited to see what she will invent for the NFP.

Denis Ghisalberti Marketing Agent

Blue is taking over! Denis started as a volunteer and worked himself up to photographer. This year he's working on becoming a fully-fledged content creator! Studying at the University of Groningen, 'the knee' is doing his internship with us until the summer of 2021.

Elizabeth Stepanova Publicity Agent

Elizabeth has joined the team in 2021 and with her passion for PR will do her best to have everyone come and also bring their family to see the festival. Also, if she can, she will mention Marx in any conversation.

Emil Borgesius Consultant

He is our consultant of many trades and keeps an eye on the business side of the organisation. Is committed to our plan of taking over the world.

Dennis Lapré Photographer

A real veteran in the business of photography. He is also experienced in teaching both at the Noorderpoort College as well as at the Alfa College in Groningen. During the Academy tours he will talk about how a photo is made.

Iris Ketelaar Editor

Making connections is what she enjoys most. With a love for language and focus on images she knows how to connect with people. Words with meaning with a twist is what she stands for.

Danny Martinez Videographer

Likes to tell stories visually. Passionate about photography, videography and animation. He uses these to spread the message. Also loves to connect with people while on this mission.

Marion Verwey Photographer

A social animal, Marion loves taking photographs as much as talking about them. She will be giving tours on photography and the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019.

Maurits Wagensveld Production Agent

Looking to expand his horizon by learning as many new skills as he can! He's excited, unorganized, and hands on. Give him a time and a place and he will be 30 minutes late, but he will be there. Giving his all.

Bert Donker Coach Talent

Renowned for epic evaluations and effective brainstorms, Bert watches over the educational components of the organization. With a background in psychology, training and stress management he keeps us on the straight and narrow.

Joost Nuijten Photographer

Loves taking back stage photographs and playing the piano. He will be giving tours of the exhibition this year!

Marta Ferraro Production Agent

Shy at first but enthusiastic and creative with a strong urgency of expression. Always ready for new challenges to pursue a better understanding of the world. Her camera constantly with her to capture the moment.

Marcel Wichers Education Consultant

A man of many talents, Marcel can be a guide, floor manager and technical operator. He is at home in the Synagogue so if you want to know all about this beautiful event space, he is your man.

Shomisha Elaguani Production (Intern)

With her passion for art, creativity and empathy she wants to make a change in the world, and what place would be better for that than NonFiction Photo?

Soraya ter Horst Production (Intern)

I’m a horror fanatic that loves crazy and exuberant things but also can be a little of an introvert person. I love to express myself in my clothing that I wear and of how I do my make up. Art, fashion, music and everything around it inspirires me in each kind of way to do the things I’ve never thought I would do before.

Lisa Edberg Graphic Design

Normally a spatial designer and artists, who delved into graphic design, to help with creating the exhibition. She enjoys working in the team and would love to see as many people as possible at the festival.


Sabina Theijs Coach Jonge Makers 2019

Annemarijn Vlinder Jonge Maker 2019

David Vroom Jonge Maker 2019

Frank Nuiver Jonge Maker 2019


Previous projects have been made possible by

Sohui Kim Marketing Agent 2021

Charlotte Sievers Diversity Agent 2021

Patrick van der Weerd Expert Volunteer 2021

Ilenia Trevisin Graphic Design '19 - '20

Amber Barelds Volunteer Coordinator '19 - '20

Kim Dumoré Publicity Coordinator 2020

Julia Castro Communications Coordinator 2020

Danielle Jacson PR / Production 2020

Kirsten van der Ploeg Photography Intern 2020

Esther Gerritsma Intern 2020

Kirsten Smit Education Intern 2020

Kinga Lechowska Production Agent 2020

Sofia Manouki Writer 2020

Margot Kok Education Agent 2019

Pablo ter Borg Graphic Designer '18-'19

Mitra Hoviat Talab PR Agent 2020

Jethro Bijleveld Photographer '17 - '19

Bas Baas Coach Journalism 2019

Sanne Malcorps Communication Agent '18 - '19

Camilla Spadari Publicity Agent '18-'19

Thomas Ansell PR Agent '18 - '19

Marion Stoffels Content Creator 2019

Rinnert Veldman Coach Design 2019

Srinidhi Desikan PR Agent 2019

Finn Siebelink Web Developer 2019

Sander Vermeulen Head Designer 2018

Wiktoria Walecka Production Agent 2018

Chiara Tammaro Builder 2018

Ingrid Bell Publicity officer 2018



Volunteers NonFiction Photo Festival 2020

Volunteers World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Volunteers Zilveren Camera 2019

Volunteers World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 The whole team

Volunteers World Press Photo Exhibition 2015 The whole team

Education team World Press Photo 2019

Front Desk team World Press Photo 2019

Education team Zilveren Camera 2019

Hospitality team Zilveren Camera 2019

Exhibition team Zilveren Camera 2019

general information

Stichting NonFiction Photo
Headquarters | Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren
ANBI | Algemeen Nut beogende Instelling

Contact | +31 (0)6 30653013
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NonFiction Photo Festival | Groningen
Dates | November – December 2021
Location | Synagogue | Folkingestraat 60

©2021 NonFiction Photo site gesponsord door Borgesius Consulting

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