RISE UP EXHIBITION 2020
Synagogue Groningen | 19 November - 6 December
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’? What happened in a year of protesting for culture, nature, rights and tradition and what has it brought us? Northern photographers tell the story of citizens’ initiatives, protests and the people who are fighting for their ideals.
In response to the World Press Photo Exhibition, the photo exhibition responds to the global 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 broad spectrum of local initiative and protest; from the Farmer’s Protest by Siese Veenstra to the Beach Cleanup on Schiermonnikoog, recorded by Remko de Waal. Both photographers won the Zilveren Camera 2020 with these photo projects. The work of Kees van de Veen, also prize winner at the Zilveren Camera, Anjo de Haan and Reyer Boxem can also be seen during the exhibition.
In addition, the stories of pioneers in the North will be told. Who and what are behind the grassroots initiatives that are flourishing in our own environment? Experience the stories of Catcalls of Grunn, Tuin in De Stad, Gewoon een Kop Koffie and more with photos of the pioneers by Andrea Hooymans.
This exhibition is part of the NonFiction Photo Festival 2020.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2020
Synagogue Groningen | 19 November - 6 December
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 showcases the most striking images and compelling visual stories of 2019 with winning photography from the 2020 Photo Contest, taken by 44 photographers from 24 countries, selected by an independent jury. A characteristic theme for this year is the growing role of the youth in protest movements. In April, Yasuyoshi Chiba’s Straight Voice got elected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2020. The winning photograph shows a young man who, illuminated by mobile phones, carries out protest poems during a blackout in Khartoum, Soedan. Romain Laurendeau’s Kho, the Genesis of Revolt, is chosen as World Press Photo Story of the Year 2020. His photo series tells the story of the Algerian youth and how they managed to unleash the biggest Algerian protest movement in decennia.
The exhibition was visited by around 3000 people and set up through the help of around fifty volunteers. The project is enriched through a schools- and Academy program. We have enjoyed our collaboration with researchers of the University of Groningen, Minerva Art Academy and Amnesty International Students Groningen.
WAKE UP YOUR MIND
Online exhibition | Summer 2020
“What is your passion?” Six students asked this question to seven people with a migrant background. 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 behind the migrant.
The Wake Up Your Mind project is a collaboration between stichting Vluchtelingenwerk and the Dutch government. The initiative aims to bring together (new) Dutch young people to realize their own creative project in one year. NonFiction Photo gave the group a lecture and workshop on photography to support the group in the project. The Instagram page of Wake Up Your Mind shows the progress of youth projects throughout the Netherlands and gives a preview of the exhibition that can be viewed here. You can also find more info in our article about it.
This exhibition was realized with the help of Stichting Vluchtelingenwerk Noord-Nederland.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2019
Synagogue Groningen | 15 November - 8 December
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 consists of 150 photos by 43 photographers from 25 countries. This year, 4738 photographers from 129 countries submitted 78,801 images to The World Press Photo of the Year contest, won by John Moore with ‘Crying girl on the border’. For the first time there is also a story of the year by the Swedish-Dutch photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, ‘The migrant caravan’, an impressive example of ‘solutions journalism’.
The exhibition was visited by over 6,000 people and made possible thanks to the efforts of 78 volunteers, 27 of whom were international. The project has been enriched with a Talent Trajectory, School and Academy program. We worked closely with researchers from the The University of Groningen, Amnesty International Students Groningen, Usva, Meander and ESN.
This exhibition has been realised with the help of the Kunstraad Groningen, Synagoge Groningen, Ten Stripes, Midi, Doppio, Albert Heijn, Beans & Grapes, Frietwinkel Groningen, Moustache Meubelen and Camilla’s Camellia.
Synagogue Groningen | 15 November - 8 December | 2019
This exhibition is a local ‘answer’ to the World Press Photo Exhibition. Under the heading of ‘local solutions to global problems’, young makers depict the Northern story in the field of energy. Exhibiting photographers are Annemarijn Vlinder, David Vroom and Frank Nuiver. Curation by Andrea Hooymans, coaching by Sabina Theijs.
This exhibition is the result of the young makers talent program of NonFiction Photo and thematically a follow-up to the exhibition Gronings Gas. Read more about the exhibition, an article by our Talent journalism Ayla Elzinga. Also try the interview with Frank Nuiver from Dagblad van het Noorden.
The exhibition was visited by about 6,000 people. The project was supported by a production team of ten volunteers – three of whom are international – and members of the Talent Traject design. The exhibition is deepened in the Academy program. For this young makers pilot we have worked together fantastically with MijnFotocoach; and with the Green Office and Hanze University of Applied Sciences for the interactive wall.
Nikolai Church Appingedam | 11 - 17 October | 2019
Synagogue Groningen | 10 May - 2 June | 2019
The photo exhibition illustrates different themes around the gas extraction in Groningen, depicted by photographers from the North. Gas extraction is a current and pressing topic that the NonFiction Photo foundation highlights in the context of ‘solutions journalism’. With works by Jan Zeeman, Kees van de Veen, Anjo de Haan, Geert-Job Sevink, Corné Sparidaens and Joost Nuijten. Curation by Andrea Hooymans.
The Northern story is supplemented with work by students of the Rudolph Pabus Cleveringa Lyceum from Appingedam. The students participated in the Canon Young People Programme (YPP), which was offered in the Netherlands for the first time. The ombudsman for children and alderman of the municipality of Appingedam visited the exhibition in Groningen to look at the story of the students.
The exhibition was visited by about 8,000 people in Groningen and 500 people in Appingedam. For this project, we collaborated substantively with Dagblad van het Noorden (file Ik Wacht and project het Verdwenen Groningen) and De Verhalen van Groningen.
ZILVEREN CAMERA 2019
Synagogue Groningen | 15 November - 8 December
De Zilveren Camera is the national prize for the best journalistic photograph. She will be seventy years old in 2019. The 70th edition of the Zilveren Camera shows more than 200 impressive news photos from a total of 55 photographers and awards prizes in the sectors of regional news, national and international, politics, sports, people in the news, art culture and entertainment, documentary national and international.
The exhibition was visited by around 1,400 people and was made possible thanks to the efforts of around 45 volunteers, 16 of whom were international. The project is enriched with a Talent Traject and Academy program, with presentations by award-winning photographers Sanne de Wilde, Pim Ras and Jilmer Postma. We have had great, thorough collaboration with researchers from the University of Groningen, Noorderlicht Groningen and local photographers and musicians.
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 form 125 countries who together submitted 73,044 images. Visuals stories are portrayed of the civil uprisings in Venezuela; climate change; migration; and new production methods from China to feed the world. The category ‘Daily Life’ 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 keizer, talent journalism, about the opening; or the article by the RuG.
The exhibition was visited by around 5,000 people and was made possible thanks to the efforts of 78 volunteers, 27 of whom were international. The project has been enriched with a Talent Trajectory, school– and Academy program. Speakers included: World Press Photo winners Kadir van Lohuizen and Giulio Di Sturco; and city poet Lilian Zielstra. We have had great, thorough cooperation with the University of Groningen, Forum Images Groningen, Canon Nederland, Stedenband Groningen-San Carlos. We have also collaborated with the Synagoge Groningen, Noorderlicht and festival of inspiration Lets GRO.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Synagogue Groningen | 9 November - 2 December | 2018
NonFiction Photo deepens the new category ‘environment’ of the World Press Photo Competition. Three local photographers searched for Northern developments in the field of sustainability. From Tiny Houses projects and action group Code Rood to environment-friendly technology from the Landleven organic farm in Onstwedde. With work by Marion Verwey, Joost Nuijten, Dennis Lapré and Majella Elgersma. The urgency of the photos is emphasised with the screen printing series Fucking Recycle by British designer 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 the story about Syrian refugees and thereby touches on the migration theme of World Press Photo Exhibition 2017.
The exhibition was visited by around 5,000 people and was made possible thanks to the patient effort of 20 ‘folders’ who assembled the cardboard walls, designed by Egbert Pikkemaat. Read a nice article by Dagblad van het Noorden about the complete exhibition.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2017
Synagogue Groningen | 17 November - 10 December
World Press Photo 17 is an intriguing photo exhibition with the best current press photos from 2016. World Press Photo makes a selections 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 awards in the categories nature, sports, daily life, news, people, contemporary issues, long-term projects, and spotnews.
The exhibition was visited by around 5,000 people and was made possible by the effort of around 50 volunteers. The exhibition has been enriched with a school package and an in-depth program with contributions from, among others,: Dirk-Jan Visser, Anne-Jan Toonstra, Ebel Jan van Dijk, Maarten de Kok and World Press Photo winners Yvonne Brandwijk and Stephanie Bakker.We have collaborated substantively with the Minerva Academy, Amnesty International Students Groningen, Pricca Practise and festival of inspiration Lets GRO (an additional exhibition on location).
NONFICTION PHOTO EXHIBITION
Synagogue Groningen | 17 November - 10 December | 2017
In response to the migration theme of the World Press Photo Exhibition, Groningen photographer Maarten de Kok presents his project The Next Stop. He documented refugees attempting to cross between Greece and Turkey, but get trapped in crowded cops on the Greek island of Lesbos. Later, de Kok was awarded third prize for the Zilveren Camera 2018 with the related project ‘Portraits for Freedom’.
On the right is the ongoing project Unfixing Histories shown, an investigation into the visual construction of history. With works by Andrea Stultiens (via Pricca Practise) and students from Minerva Academy (who did historical image research into the winning photos of World Press Photo over the years).
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2016
Synagogue Groningen | 18 November - 11 December
The World Press Photo 2016 is the photo by Australian photographer Warren Richardson ‘Hope For a New Life’, in which a Syrian refugee passes a child through a barbed wire fence on the border of Serbia and Hungary. The photo shows the hardening of attitudes in Europe towards refugees from war-ravaged Syria. The situation in the Middle East also plays a prominent role in the exhibition.
Alongside was the exhibition Groninger Aarbevingen by Kees van de Veen, which provided a view into the thematics of earthquakes and fracking in the province.
The exhibition was visited by around 5,000 people and made possible by the effort of volunteers. The exhibition has been enriched with a school package and an in-depth program with Noorderlicht, de Flutfilosoof and Sake Elzinga. Read an article by Dagblad van het Noorden about the exhibition.
We have collaborated with festival of inspiration Lets GRO for a pop-up exhibition Go Green, in cooperation with Noorderlicht, Grunneger Power, Green Office, EnTranCe, SAMEEN and Groningen woont SLIM.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2015
Der Aa Kerk Groningen | 20 November - 13 December
The World Press Photo of 2015 featured the best press photos of 2014 in the categories Nature, Portrait, Contemporary Issues, Sports, Everyday Life, Long Term Projects, Hard news and Reportage.
The exhibition was visited by 5,000 people of which 1,600 were students. The project was organised thanks to voluntary effort of around 75 enthusiasts. The exhibition has been enriched with a school package and a side program. This edition we worked together with stichting BeeldBepalend.