The Saison Française de la Photographie project is an initiative of the French embassy in The Netherlands, the AFAA in Paris and various Dutch photography exhibitors. The work of French photographers will be in the limelight at a number of locations around The Netherlands this autumn. Ultimately this project is to result in an exchange of photography between France and The Netherlands.
Noorderlicht is one of the larger participants in the project, and is presenting more than twenty French photographers. The exhibitions in the Synagogue, Het Quadrant (in the Centre for Visual Arts), De Permanente and the Visual Arts Foundation in Veendam are entirely devoted to French photographers. At other locations - Der Aa-Kerk, Niggendijker and the Kunstpaviljoen - they are part of the group exhibitions being presented.