6 Apr - 26 May
Stories from the North - iMPACT DOC Amsterdam
13 Apr - 5 May
OPEN CALL & TRAVEL GRANT
TAXED TO THE MAX, the 26th edition of the International Photography Festival of Noorderlicht, takes place during October and November 2019 in Groningen,
the Netherlands. TAXED TO THE MAX examines the societal tensions created by international conglomerates with their vast accumulations of capital and their influence on national and global politics. TAXED TO THE MAX asks: how does the increasingly perfected entanglement of corporatism, finance capital and modern government affect the lives of regular people?
An exhibition with artists who make a cross-over from their main practice as a photographer to video. The works are a poetic reflection on the relationship between nature and culture and want to make us aware of the vulnerable relationship between the two.
* Anne Senstad
* Helen Sear
* Christina Seely
* Chris Jordan
* Evan Roth
Photo: Anne Senstad - still from the video installation ‘The Swamp’
From April 13 till May 5 2019 the exhibition ‘Stories from the North - Photographic Voices from Ghana’ will take place in iMPACT DOC Amsterdam.
This show is part of a longterm project by Nuku Studio, a platform for photography in Accra, Ghana and Noorderlicht | House of Photography in Groningen. ‘Stories from the North’ aims to tell stories from a part of the world we don’t hear much about, a region that is often underlooked, both here and in Ghana itself. Obvious issues are not prevalent in Northern Ghana, at least not in a way that is relevant to international media. That is precisely why this project opts for this region: to share the richness, diversity and energy of this area with everyone. The ‘Stories from the North’ are all connected to the SDG’s gender, migration and climate change, and told through the lens of five Ghanaian photographers: Evans Ahorsu, Mabel Senaa Bonsuuri, Geoffrey Buta, Nyamekye Joey and Qujo Buta.
photo: Evans Ahorsu
“It’s a challenging time for institutions promoting photography, but an exciting one as well. I would like to see Noorderlicht act as a regional hub to connect with institutions and individuals to highlight photography as a tool to move ideas and connect with the humanistic roots of what the medium offers.”