The Noorderlicht Project Bureau is responsible for activities that fall outside the regular programming of the festival and gallery. These include arranging and granting photography commissions on social themes, putting together exhibitions at the request of other institutions or businesses, or engaging in co-productions with fellow institutions, businesses and non-profit organisations.
On this page you can find an overview of the various projects Noorderlicht has engaged over the years.
These projects are started outside the regular programming of the Noorderlicht Photo Festivals and Photo Gallery. They often run over several years, to permit digging deeply into a social theme through research by Noorderlicht, and possible commissions to photographers. The result may become a part of a photo festival or exhibition in the gallery, but it can also be shown outside the regular venues for Noorderlicht's presentations.
In its photo commissions Noorderlicht gives several selected photographers specific assignments to create photo material for a photo book to be produced by Aurora Borealis, and possibly an accompanying exhibition. Not infrequently, Noorderlicht acts as the agent for third parties in granting and supervising these commissions.
- 40 Registers (2010-2011, commissioned by werkgroep Schnitger's Dream)
- Album Amicorum (2009, commissioned by Groningen University)
- Wall House #2 (2007, commissioned by Noorderlicht and Foundation Wallhouse #2)
- Hidden Sites (2006, commissioned by Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken and Landschapsbeheer Groningen)
- Promised Land (2004)