Noorderlicht Photofestival leaves September

From 22 May until 3 July, Noorderlicht settles at Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen.


There is always room for improvement! Noorderlicht wants to know your opinion.

Announcement theme Noorderlicht Photofestival 2015

Call for submissions!

Announcement theme Noorderlicht 2014

Call for submissions!

A new venue for the festival

For the first time in it's history, the Noorderlicht Photofestival moves to a new venue: the old Sugar Factory, at the edge of town.


Carlos Spottorno

Carlos Spottorno (Budapest, 1971) exhibited in the Noorderlicht Photogallery with Wealth Management & The Pigs.

Ken Schles

Ken Schles (US, b. 1960) made his name in 1990 with the influential and now classic photo book Invisible City. He currently exhibits in the Noorderlicht Photogallery

Laura Böök : For me it's important to develop strong relationships with the people I photograph and give back something, and also to make work that is not just for other photographers or photography enthusiasts.”

Laura Böök speaks about her ongoing documentation of a Congolese immigrant community adapting to live in a small Finnish village.

Vero Bielinski: "In the future It will be harder and harder to be or to feel individual in our world."

Vero Bielinski, a German-based photographer with Polish roots, explored the hipster street culture in an effort to understand their message.

Surendra Lawoti : History has shown time and again, that the 'common people' do rise up to bring about change.

Surendra Lawoti was born in Nepal in 1972. After finishing his high school in Kathmandu, he moved to the US to pursue higher education. Surendra’s work stems out from his interest in social issues, politics, image-making and activism. He is interested in individuals, social groups and their milieus, generally those on the periphery of the mainstream society. He agreed to talk about his work with Nepali activists who are rallying for constitutional changes.