Master Classes Northern Lights

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Curator Marc Prüst and Lars Boering continue their cooperation with Noorderlicht and launch the sixth edition of their masterclass for professional photojournalists and social documentary photographers. It aims at developing their skills as photographers and as marketers of their own work, in a changing economic environment
The master class sets itself apart by its long-term and in-depth approach to educating working photographers.

The Programme

This sixth edition of the Northern Lights Masterclass has a slightly adapted format from its previous five editions. It is aimed at professional documentary visual storytellers working on, or starting, a long term project of a duration of at least one year. During the residency, participants will receive extensive support regarding the various aspects of the coming to life of their project: proposal writing, editing, crowd sourcing and funding, project planning, and finding opportunities for the finished project.

As the new format also includes a residency at the Noorderlicht Gallery, selected candidates will be welcome to come to Groningen and use the facilities at Noorderlicht freely. Throughout the year there will be three compulsory meetings of three days each, treating specific subjects. They will be led by Marc Prüst and Lars Boering and at least one – but more often two – recognized international experts from the field. In between, several one or two day on line workshops will be organized.


Dates will be communicated well in advance, but the three compulsory meetings will most probably take place the last weekend of January, May and October 2016 respectively. On line support from Marc and Lars will be available during the entire year.

More information on the programme, the dates of each session, the names of the masters (provisionary),and how to apply please visit

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