Exhibition Archive

Fair Fashion

Biotoop Haren | 22 May | 2022

Synagoge Groningen | 19 November – 5 December | 2021

Everyone needs clothes. The clothing industry is one of the largest industries in the world. However, fashion today cannot be separated from the environment and human rights. This exhibition explores the world of fast fashion and the solutions offered through fair fashion.

On the fast fashion side, the fashion industry's production chain has been mapped using images of Ismael Ferdous and Pieter van den Boogert. An important conclusion emerges from this production chain: only if producers, brands and consumers work together, can the chain be reformed into a cyclical and therefore sustainable model. In the Netherlands we are already making progress in this area. For that, photographers have Sebastiaan RodenhuisDennis Lapré and Andrea Hooymans the stories of Groningen consumers and producers portrayed.

About 3,500 visitors visited the exhibition. This exhibition was shown as part of the NonFiction Photo Festival 2021.

This exhibition has been brought to you by the Kunstraad GroningenZabawas, de FotofabriekMaleo Fashion, Groningen Fair Fashion, Verknipt Stoffen, Viva Vintage, en Tjeerd Veenhoven.

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World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

Synagoge Groningen | 19 November – 5 December | 2021

The prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 connects the world to the most significant stories of the year. Photographers from across the world send their best pictures each year in an attempt to win the World Press Photo of the Year . Together, some 150 photographs form the World Press Photo Exhibition, which only shows the most important moments of the year, retelling the sories and bringing them back to life. For this 64th edition, more than 4,000 photographers from 130 countries submitted nearly 75,000 images. From this immense pool, the judges selected 45 lucky nominees from 28 different countries. The competition categories are varied: Contemporary Topics, General News, Environment, Long Term Projects, Nature, Spot News, Sports and Portraits.

About 3,500 people visited the exhibition, which was enriched by an Academy programme and educational projects. For this exhibition, we worked together with researchers of the University of GroningenAcademie Minerva, Amnesty International Stad and Catcalls of Grunn.

 

This exhibition has been brought to you by the Kunstraad Groningen, Groningen SynagogueDoppio and Albert Heijn.

This exhibition can be seen as part of the NonFiction Photo Festival 2021.

Rise Up

Vismarkt Groningen | 3 May | 2022

Synagogue Groningen | 19 November – 6 December | 2020

This photo exhibition shows the story of the North in times of protest: how do we try to change our world for the better? What are the Northern 'local solutions to global problems'? In response to the World Press Photo Exhibition, the photo exhibition responds to the worldwide protests of the past year that have also left their mark in the North. The modern sense of community. The power of a clenched fist, shock tactics, starting social movements, so-called 'grassroots initiatives'.

Rise Up explores the wide spectrum of local initiative and protest, starting with the Farmers' Protest by Siese Veenstra, up till the Beach Cleanup on Schiermonnikoog, captured by Remko de Waal. Both photographers received the Zilveren Camera 2020. The work by Kees van de Veen, also prize winner at the Zilveren Camera, Anjo de Haan and Reyer Boxem are also open to visit in this exposition. It is here that stories of the pioneers of the North are told. Who and what keeps the civilian initiatives running? Watch the stories of Catcalls of Grunn, Tuin in de Stad (Garden in the City), Gewoon een Kop Koffie (Just a Cup of Coffee), and more with photographs of Andrea Hooymans.

At the pop-up exhibition for the World Press Freedom day on 3rd of May, we had approximately 300 visitors.

This exhibition has been brought to you by the Kunstraad GroningenPrins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Synagoge Groningen, Fotofabriek and ANP.

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World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Synagogue Groningen | 19 November – 6 December | 2020

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 displays some of the most astounding imagery and extraordinary visual storytelling of 2019 with award winning photography of the Photo Contest 2020, made possible by 44 photographers from 24 countries, selected by an independent jury. Straight Voice by Yasuyoshi Chiba was voted World Press Photo of the Year 2020. The winning photo shows a young man, lit by mobile phones, reciting protest poems during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan. Romain Laurendeau's Kho, the Genesis of Revolt, has been voted World Press Photo Story of the Year 2020. His photo series tells the story of Algerian youth and how they unleashed Algeria's largest protest movement in decades.

The exhibition was visited by about 3,000 visitors and made possible thanks to the efforts of about seventy volunteers. The project has been enriched with a school and Academy program. In terms of content, we collaborated well with researchers from the University of Groningen, Minerva Academy, Amnesty International City and Catcalls of Grunn. University of GroningenAcademie Minerva , Amnesty International Stad and Catcalls of Grunn

This exhibition has been brought to you by the Kunstraad Groningen, Synagoge Groningen, Doppio, Albert Heijn and Ten Stripes

This exhibition can be seen as part of the NonFiction Photo Festival 2020.

Wake Up Your Mind

Online Exhibition | Summer 2020

“What is your passion?” Six students asked seven people with a migration background this question. In this online exhibition environment, portraits and stories are shown that show where people feel at home, who makes them happy and who inspires them in life. In other words, get to know the person beyond being a migrant.

The Wake Up Your Mind project is a joint effort by the Vluchtelingenwerk Foundation and the government of the Netherlands. The initiative has an intended goal of bringing together (new) youths to create a project in a year's time. NonFiction Photo gave the youth group a lecture and a workshop about photography to support them in the project. Visit the Instagram page of Wake Up Your Mind, read an article about the project and visit the digital environment.

This exhibition has been brought to you by the Stichting Vluchtelingenwerk Noord-Nederland.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Synagogue Groningen | 15 November – 8 December | 2019

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 consists of 150 photos by 43 photographers from 25 countries. This year, 4,738 photographers from 129 countries submitted some 78,801 images to the competition for World Press Photo of the Year, whose winner is John Moore with ‘Crying girl on the border’. For the first time there is also the story of the year of the Swedish-Dutch photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, ‘De migrantenkaravaan’, a nice example of ‘solutions journalism’.

Read the articles by our journalistic talents about the exhibition, opening, Academy program and the visitor experiences. Also try the article from Dagblad van het Noorden.

The exhibition was visited by about 6,000 people and was made possible thanks to the efforts of about 78 volunteers, 27 of whom were international. The project is enriched with a Talent Traject, schools and Academy program. We have had a good substantive collaboration with researchers from the University of GroningenAmnesty International Students GroningenUsvaMeander and ESN.

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningen, de Synagoge Groningen, Ten StripesMidiDoppio, Albert Heijn, Beans & GrapesFrietwinkel GroningenMoustache Meubelen and Camilla’s Camellia.

Solutions: Energy

Synagogue Groningen | 15 November – 8 December | 2019

This exhibition is a local 'answer' to the World Press Photo Exhibition. Under the guise of 'local solutions to global problems', young makers depict the Northern story in the field of energy. Exhibiting photographers are Annemarijn VlinderDavid Vroom and Frank Nuiver. Curation by Andrea Hooymans, coaching by Sabina Theijs.

This exhibition is the outcome of NonFiction Photo's new young makers talent program and thematically a sequel to the Gronings Gas exhibition. Read more about the exhibition, an article by our journalistic talent Ayla Elzinga. Also try the interview with Frank Nuiver of the Dagblad van het Noorden.

The exhibition was visited by some 6.000 people. The project was supported by a production team of ten volunteers – three of whom were internationals – and members of the Talent Traject . The display was further given an extra layer in the Academy Programme. We have had an amazing cooperation to help set up this young producers pilot with MijnFotocoach; and with the Green Office and Hanzehogeschool for the interactive wall.

This exhibition has been made possible by a gift from Kunstraad Groningen and Emmaplein Foundation; and further sponsoring by Fotofabriek.

Gronings Gas

Nikolaïchurch Appingedam | 11 – 17 October | 2019

Synagogue Groningen | 10 May – 2 June | 2019

The photo exhibition depicts various themes surrounding gas extraction in Groningen, portrayed by photographers from the North. Gas extraction is a current and pressing subject that the NonFiction Photo foundation sheds light on in the context of 'solutions journalism'. With work by Jan ZeemanKees van de VeenAnjo de HaanGeert-Job SevinkCorné Sparidaens and Joost Nuijten. Curation by Andrea Hooymans.

The exhibition was visited by about 8,000 people in Groningen and 500 people in Appingedam. For this project we have collaborated on content with Dagblad van het Noorden (dossier Ik Wacht and the project het Verdwenen Groningen) and De Verhalen van Groningen.

This exhibition has been made possible by Canon Nederland, the municipality of Appingedam and the Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa Lyceum.

Young People Programme

Nikolaïchurch Appingedam | 11 – 17 October | 2019

Synagogue Groningen | 10 May – 2 June | 2019

In our exhibition 'Gronings Gas' 2019 we present the photos of the participants of the Canon Young People Programme. This program gives young people the opportunity to shed light on social issues in a convincing way through photography. Their photos showed a connection to their environment. The photographers used their own experience to highlight the consequences and solutions of gas extraction in Groningen.

Twenty students from the Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa Lyceum in Appingedam, followed a photography and visual storytelling workshop, supervised by Bas Meelker, students Noorderpoort Art & Multimedia and NonFiction Photo. The results are presented to both parents and policy makers, including children's ombudswoman Margrite Kalverboer.

This exhibition is the result of collaboration with Canon Nederland, photographer from Canon Bas Meelker, the municipality of Appingedam and the Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa Lyceum.

Silver Camera 2019 (Zilveren Camera 2019)

Synagogue Groningen | 15 November – 8 December

De Zilveren Camera is the national prize for the best journalistic photo. It will be 70 years old in 2019. The 70th edition of the Zilveren Camera shows more than 200 impressive news photos by a total of 55 photographers and distinguishes sector prizes for news region, national and international, politics, sports, people in the news, art culture and entertainment, documentary national and international.

The exhibition also includes the winners of the Audience Award, Storytelling Award, the NSP/Zilveren Camera Sports Photo of the Year and the Paul Peters Fotoprijs for social photography.

Read the articles of our talenten journalistiek about De Zilveren Camera, the exhibition in Groningen, the Academy and the education programme. Also try the artikel from Dagblad van het Noorden.

The exhibition was visited by about 1,400 people and was made possible thanks to the efforts of about 45 volunteers, 16 of which were international. The project is enriched with a Talent Traject and Academy program, with presentations from award-winning photographers Sanne de WildePim Ras and Jilmer Postma. We have had a good substantive collaboration with researchers from the University of GroningenNoorderlicht Groningen and local photographers and musicians.

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad GroningenBorgesius ConsultingMidiDoppioMoustache Meubelen, Albert Heijn, Beans & Grapes and Camilla’s Camellia.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

Synagogue Groningen | 9 November – 2 December

World Press Photo gives a stage to 42 photographers from 22 countries in eight categories. They were chosen as the winner from a group of 4,548 photographers from 125 countries who together submitted 73,044 images. There are cartoons of the civil uprisings in Venezuela; climate change; migration; and new production methods from China to feed the world. The 'Daily Life' category is now making way for the 'Environment' category.

The Digital Storytelling Contest can also be seen in Groningen with documentaries and interactive websites; a first in Groningen. Read an article by Carlijn Keijzer, talent journalism, about the opening; or the RuG article.

The exhibition was visited by about 5,000 people and was made possible thanks to the efforts of about 78 volunteers, 27 of whom were international. The project is enriched with a Talent Traject, schools and Academy program. Speakers included: World Press Photo winners Kadir van Lohuizen and Giulio Di Sturco; and a city poet Lilian Zielstra. We have enjoyed working closely with the University of Groningen, Forum Images GroningenCanon NederlandStedenband Groningen-San Carlos. Also, we collaborated with the Synagoge Groningen, Noorderlicht and inspiration festival Lets GRO.

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad GroningenTen StripesMidiDoppio, Albert Heijn, Moustache MeubelenBeans & GrapesFrietwinkel Groningen and Camilla’s Camellia.

Green is the New Black

Synagogue Groningen | 9 November – 2 December | 2018

NonFiction Photo deepens the new 'environment' category of the World Press Photo Competition . Three local photographers went in search of Northern developments in the field of sustainability. From Tiny Houses projects and action group Code Rood to eco-friendly technology of biofarm Landleven in Onstwedde. Met werk van Marion VerweyJoost NuijtenDennis Lapré and Majella Elgersma. The urgency of the photos is emphasized with the British designer's screen printing series Fucking Recycle Becky Redman. Curation by Andrea Hooymans, exhibition design by Sander Vermeulen.

That year, the foundation fell into an extra project: the documentary Passengers by journalist Tafa Abdulghafour tells about Syrian refugees and thus taps into the migration theme of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017.

The exhibition was visited by about 5,000 people and was made possible thanks to the patient effort of 20 'folders' who put together the cardboard walls, designed by Egbert Pikkemaat. Read a nice article by artikel of the Dagblad van het Noorden about the complete exhibition.

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningen and Smurfit Kappa.

Lets GRO | Wereld Pers Foto Groningen

Synagoge Groningen | 17 November – 10 December | 2017

The Wereld Pers Foto Groningen (NonFiction Photo) with winners of the Photo Marathon 'Future of Groningen'.
As a foretaste of the World Press Photo Exhibition, the best photos from the Photo Marathon are on display during the Let’s GRO Exhibition.

During the Photo Marathon – workshop and competition in one – local photographers captured their vision of the future of Groningen on film. The winners and themes are: Waste no Waste by Jaron van den Berg, Lets Learn by Edwin Bodde, Lets Move by Jaron van den Berg, and The Next City by Remco Wolfgram.

This exhibition was on display as part of Let's GRO festival 2017.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

Synagoge Groningen | 17 November – 10 December

World Press Photo 17 is an intriguing photo exhibition with the best current press photos from 2016. Every year, World Press Photo makes a selection of the most penetrating, special and high-quality images from visual journalism. Photographers from around the world submit their best images and hope to win prizes in the Nature, Sports, Daily Life, News, People, Contemporary Issues, Long-Term Projects and Spot News categories.

Read all about the exhibition according to Dagblad van het Noorden and the organization in the article by Groningen Life!

The exhibition was visited by about 5,000 people and was made possible in part by the efforts of volunteers. The exhibition is enriched with a school package and an in-depth program with Dirk-Jan VisserAnne-Jan ToonstraEbel Jan van DijkMaarten de Kok and World Press Photo winners Yvonne Brandwijk and Stephanie Bakker. We have worked closely with Academie MinervaAmnesty International Students Groningen, Pricca Practise and inspiration festival Lets GRO (another exhibition on location).

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningende FotofabriekBrasserie Midi, Synagoge Groningen, Moustache MeubelenNoorderlichtFrietwinkel Groningen and Luzac Groningen.

The Next Stop

Synagoge Groningen | 17 November – 10 December | 2017

‘The Next Stop’ Exhibition by house photographer Maarten de Kok, who later won third prize for the Silver Camera 2018 with the related project 'Portraits for Freedom.'

In line with the migration theme of the World Press Photo Exhibition, the Groninger photographer presents his project, The Next Stop. He documented refugees who try to make the crossing between Greece and Turkey, but find themselves trapped in overcrowded camps on the Greek island of Lesbos. Later de Kok won the third prize won for the Silver Camera 2018 with the renowned project 'Portraits for Freedom'.

It is also possible to watch the continuous project Unfixing Histories, a research into visual construction in a historical setting. With Work by Andrea Stultiens (through Pricca Practise) and students from Academie Minerva (who did historical picture analysis into the winning photos by World Press Photo through the years).

Unfixing Histories

Synagoge Groningen | 17 November – 10 December | 2017

Exhibition of Work In Progress outcomes of elective course ‘Mythbusters, Unfixing Histories, World Press Photo’. The course is part of the project Unfixing Histories, which is related to my PhD research, but takes the gesture of investigating histories in and with photographs as part of artistic practices to other contexts. In this case students investigate in different ways one World Press Photo winner of their choice. Final results will be presented during "Unfixing Histories" at Platform Minerva, March/April 2018. This exhibition is part of the World Press Photo Groningen exhibition in the Synagogue in Groningen.

Let's GRO: Go Green

De gym Groningen | 9 – 12 November | 2016

Watch, read, and experience the stories of green Groningen in practice at the Go Green location of NonFiction Photo. During the Let’s Gro festival, NonFiction Photo manages the Go Green location with various ‘green’ initiatives in the city. In addition to beautiful photos of Noorderlicht and NonFiction Photo collection, Grunneger Power, Green Office, Moustache Meubelen, EnTranCe and Groningen woont SLIM were here to narrate their stories. In a relaxed living room atmosphere you can experience how sustainability is put into practice.

“We would like to supply the power of the image here with the stories of entrepreneurs in Groningen and thus bring the news to life. Here you can see photos, hear stories, and talk to idealistic entrepreneurs.” – Andrea Hooymans, director of NFP.

Go Green is in the hall between OOSTso stick around in this ‘green oasis’ after the program parts. The location is open every day and from 11:00 – 17:00 you can also come and chat with the people of NonFiction Photo, EnTranCe/SAMEEN and Groningen woont SLIM!

World Press Photo Exhibition 2016

Synagoge Groningen | 18 November – 11 December

The World Press Photo of the year 2016 is the photo by an Australian photographer Warren Richardson ‘Hope For a New Life’, in which a Syrian refugee passes a child through a barbed wire on the border of Serbia and Hungary. The photo shows the hardening attitudes in Europe towards refugees from war-ravaged Syria. The situation in the Middle East also occupied a prominent place in the exhibition.

In addition, the Groningen Aardbevingen (Groningen Earthquakes) exhibition by Kees van de Veen on display, which shed a light on the themes of earthquakes and fracking in the province.

The exhibition was visited by about 5,000 people and was made possible in part by the dedication of the volunteers. The exhibition is enriched with a school package and an in-depth program with Noorderlichtde Flutfilosoof and Sake Elzinga. Read here an article by Dagblad van het Noorden about the exhibition.

On the occasion we collaborated with inspiration festival Lets GRO for the pop-up exhibition Go Green, in collaboration with Noorderlicht, Grunneger PowerGreen OfficeEnTranCeSAMEEN and Groningen woont SLIM (Groningen lives SMART).

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningende Fotofabriek, Synagoge Groningen and Moustache Meubelen.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2015

Der Aa Church Groningen | 20 November – 13 December

The 2015 World Press Photo featured the best press photos from 2014 in the categories Nature, Portrait, Contemporary Issues, Sports, Daily Life, Long Term Projects, Hard News and Reporting.

Read articles from Dagblad van het Noorden about the school program and the exhibition.

The exhibition was visited by about 5,000 people, including 1,600 students. The project was organized thanks to the voluntary efforts of around 75 enthusiasts. The exhibition is enriched with a school package and a side program. In this edition we have collaborated with the foundation of BeeldBepalend.

This exhibition was realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningen and Der Aa Kerk.

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