The subject of the main exhibition is African photography. At the Fries Museum, Noorderlicht presents an overview of the diversity and the quality that exists in contemporary African art, featuring poetic series made by photographers from several countries.
The exhibition aims to provide the viewer with an introduction to photographers that are largely unknown in the Netherlands. These are images of Africa 'from within', the everyday eye of people who live and work in Africa. This is very different from the much better known images made by western journalists and documentary photographers, outsiders whose field of view is mostly restricted to problem situations. This is the first time that a large exhibition on African photography is being curated in the Netherlands.