Do you participate in photography, writing, art or design and do you want to develop professionally? Then sign up for the NonFiction Photo Talent Trajectory: four months of coaching, workshops, feedback sessions and your work as part of the World Press Photo Exhibition in Groningen.
This year NonFiction Photo presents two exhibitions at the Synagogue Groningen: the World Press Photo Exhibition and Solutions, by local young makers. The public will see the completed projects in November and December. But in the months before, a lot of work is going into building, promotion and design. Do you want to experience this process up close? Then sign up for the Talent team photography, spatial design or journalism.
“It is nice to work on assignment for someone, you don’t actually learn that anywhere.”
– Marion, Talent photography
Read more about the talent trajectory program here.
Joining the team
As a member of the talent team, you get a place on the Talent Wall in the middle of the exhibition where 6,000 to 8,000 people will see your work; as well as your own profile on the website with portfolio link. You get free access to all Academy events and learn more about visual storytelling, photography and the stories behind the photos; and who knows which ‘industry professional’ you will encounter during the festive opening of the exhibition! You get a glimpse into the back stage of a major cultural event and learn how you work within the organization through feedback from your coach, the public and fellow participants.
“This is great for students! You get to experience everything that comes with setting up an event. ”
– Holly, Talent design
Are you studying? Then it is often possible to convert the hours into ECs for an individual project. Do you work as a videographer, want to gain experience on the organizational side or do you want to do internship? Send us an email and we will look into the possibilities together.
Upon completion of the process, there will be an evaluation during which you receive feedback on your work. You will receive an evaluation document and a personal letter of recommendation. The trajectory is designed to offer relevant work experience, portfolio and network expansion. It also offers insight into your behaviour within an organization and a team.
“I was always able to ask my coach questions and have benefited a lot from the personal evaluation of my work.”
Participating is totally free of charge! Want to join? Sign up before August 1st via Marlie, email@example.com. Don’t forget to send in your portfolio, CV and let us now which team you want to interview for.
The trajectory consists of around eight meetings, including around three workshops, (peer) reviews and feedback from the marketing (photography & journalism) or design team (design). Participants for journalism and photography get four to six assignments. Design participants get to be part of the production team and do at least one (group) project to exhibit.
The meetings will be at Biotoop Haren (Kerklaan 30). The dates of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 will be announced this may. The exhibition location is Synagoge Groningen (Folkingestraat 60).
The programme takes around four months, you’ll first be given assignments, but shortly after that you will have a large amount of freedom to direct your own photography. You’ll learn about camerawork, photographic techniques, working on commission and to deadlines. You’ll also get to work with the curator of NonFiction Photo and the marketing team, where your work will be readied for publication.
The talent team photography is open for both self-taught people and students of an MBO, HBO, or WO course. The only condition is that you must have an SLR or similar professional-quality camera.
If you’re a writer with journalistic ambitions, you can also learn the tricks of the trade with NonFiction Photo. Under the guidance of an expert coach, you’ll learn (during workshops and round-tables) how to correctly write press releases and news articles. After that, you’re free to pursue your own interests, for instance interviews, blogs, and/or reviews of events.
The talent team journalism is open to students from all backgrounds, but you must have a good knowledge of the Dutch language. Aside from that, all you need to participate is a laptop, a critical eye, and an open mind.
Dutch only – sorry, we are working on a solution! Ideas welcome.
As a member of team design, you’ll help to design all aspects of NonFiction Photo. Think, for example, of panels, lighting, and fabrication of objects for the new living room. The mission is twofold, you’ll work with the producers of the overall plan, whilst also coming up with your own project within the overall plan, whether that is designing a library, a logo, or our own ‘talent wall’.
We’re on the lookout for designers who also perform, so the position is open to all students with a portfolio in the field of spacial work. Thus, it is also suitable for students of visual arts, set-design, wood-working; or architecture.
As a volunteer at NonFiction Photo (NFP) you are part of a real volunteer community with regular meetups including a video-evening, drinks and trainings. You will meet new people, learn a lot about photojournalism and will see how a big event is organised. Other advantages:
Enthusiastic and dynamic organisation which values its volunteers
The opportunity to be a part of an ideological initiative and a fun team of volunteers
The opportunity to develop yourself and gain relevant work experience
The opportunity to meet (famous) photographers and the opportunity to expand your network with partner organisations and photographers.
The opportunity to participate in the training programs for education volunteers to give guided tours of the exhibition
A peek behind the scenes of a cultural event with over approx. 8000 visitors
Free entrance to all NFP events, including the VIP opening, guided tours and lectures
A letter of recommendation on behalf of NFP (provided that you finished the training program)
An invitation to the closing party for volunteers in December
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