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Deadline January 11th: Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 “To Have And Have Not”

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013
Call for Entreis: To Have and Have Not
Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2013

Can the roots of our current economic and financial crisis be made tangible through photography? The Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 aims to peer into what has caused our current state of affairs, particularly into the so-called “1%” and its financial and political power at the expense of the “99%”. For this challenging theme, Noorderlicht calls upon the photographic community to help us build an inspired, profound and heartfelt exhibition.

Professional photographers and curators are welcome to submit their work or proposals throughout the year. Most Noorderlicht exhibitions we curate and produce ourselves, so we are always looking for interesting, innovative and high quality work for the annual Photofestival, the exhibitions in the Noorderlicht Photogallery and for contributions to the Noorderlicht Projects.

Submission Guidelines

Your submission should be accompanied by (word or pdf file in Dutch or English only):

  • curriculum vitae with full contact details
  • clear description of the work
  • synopsis of this description in 100 words at most
  • any additional documentation you feel is needed, such as publications (not required)
  • if applicable: any specifications for presenting the work that we must take into account, such as special (fixed) formats or materials

Your image files should be sent:

  • in JPEG, JPG or TIFF format
  • saved with a resolution of appr. 1000 x 1500 pixels
  • in RGB or grayscale mode (no CMYK)
  • in one layer
  • with color profiles included, in case color management is used.”

For the full prospectus, click here.


Deadline March 16th: Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2012

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2012
Landscapes As the Illusion of Nature
Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 16, 2012

“The main topic of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2012 (September 2nd – October 7) will be Landscape As the Illusion of Nature.  Suggestions by curators are also welcome.

The main exhibition of the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012 examines our ambiguous relation with nature. Where reality proves recalcitrant, the imagination of the artist dissolves the boundaries. The photographer/auteur can appropriate the landscape to share his or her – and at the same time, our – dreams, and permit us to travel in an unreal world for a moment.

Mankind arose from the land, and has now definitively left it behind him. The earth has been subdued and cultivated, man has left the countryside for the city. The preservation of our natural environment is but a footnote on the political agenda.  Nevertheless, the desire for contact with nature remains anchored in our genes. The urge to travel toward an unknown horizon is stubborn. Knowing that the realization of this desire is an illusion, that every horizon lies within our grasp and every experience of the landscape is stage-managed, in no way detracts from this.

Possible approaches

  • Meditative Nature, a projection of the psyche;
  • The Orchestrated Landscape, interventions in reality;
  • Digital-Imaginary Nature, where algorithms open up a non-existent world;
  • The Leisure Landscape, a look at the cultivated experience of nature;
  • Mythic and Nurturing Nature, an expression of connections with traditions;
  • The Sustainable Landscape, protection of what still remains;
  • The Guilty Landscape, hidden stories behind the outward beauty.

As these examples indicate, Noorderlicht is looking for photography with a narrative or metaphorical character. In other words: not purely aesthetic photography devoted solely to recording the beauty of the landscape.

Click here for the submission guidelines. 


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