NonFiction Photo Festival

The preparations for the coming NonFiction Photo Festival are in full swing. Come join the festival team or in the meantime view our current exhibition Gronings Gas 2.0.

The NonFiction Photo Festival 2022 Groningen was a great success. The world famous World Press Photo Exhibition and the premiere of Future Food have inspired thousands of people. This year we will be back with a new edition in Groningen with de World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 and more.

Would you like to help realize the festival this year? Take a look at our vacancy page or sign up as volunteers for the coming edition.

News and Activities

NonFiction Photo Festival 2023

Our festival is back in Groningen in November. Read about our exhibitions and save the dates!

Exhibitions archive NonFiction Photo
De Grote Hortus Dag 2023

Visit our pop-up exhibition during De Grote Hortus Dag on June 10, 2023 between 10:30 and 17:00 and participate in the day program for free.

Open Dag Biotoop
Review of the Open Day Biotoop 2023

Read about our experience at the Open Day Biotoop in Haren. Take a look at the chosen photographs of our pop-up exhibition and find out the theme of our upcoming exhibition!

Productie team Nonfiction

Are you also raving about the NonFiction Photo Festival? Come and help us organize the next edition. We work from our ‘headquarters’ at the cultural breeding ground De Biotoop in Haren. You can join all year round as a team member, for work experience, internships on all levels or as a volunteer.

Expositie Gronings Gas
Gronings Gas 2.0

The photo exhibition Groningen Gas is back! View the present, past and future of the gas extraction-induced earthquakes in Groningen. From March 30, the updated exhibition can be seen in the old pastorie in Loppersum.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2023

The World Press Photo Exhibition shows the best of visual journalism from the past year. The Photo Contest of 2023 saw 3,752 photographers from 127 countries have entered 60,448 images. From these images, the best have been selected to tell the story of our times.

Visual Academy

Dive into the stories behind the photos. Next up soon:

  • A Night at the Exhibition: art meets food, thu 1 dec
  • The Finissage: meet the artists, fri 2 dec
  • Tours: every Saturday and Sunday 14.30

Her from media experts, photographers and the makers. With tours, workshops, lectures and more.

What we are all about

As a stage for art with a mission, we move within the cultural world using our manifesto as a guide and our pillars as a basis.


Art is a gateway to a bigger world. In the context of social art, we produce and present photo exhibitions.


To navigate well within visual culture, it is important to understand it. That is why we strive to improve visual literacy.


Makers and other culture professionals have to navigate the cultural world as well. That is why we share our knowledge with volunteers and young talent.


Who says art and business do not mix? As a gang of artists, we keep the ship afloat thanks to the help of professionals, trainees and interns.


+31 6 306 530 13


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


NonFiction Photo Festival Groningen
10 November - 3 December
Synagoge – Folkingestraat 60


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