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Matthew O'Brien: 'It is an uphill battle, and always will be.'

Matthew O'Brien joins our blogathon to talk about his long standing engagement with a complex country like Colombia.

Marrigje de Maar: 'Over the years my backpack got lighter and lighter.'

"I feel it is more the individual who changes his community, not so much whole communities choosing a different life style." – Marrigje de Maar, our guest for blogathon issue #5.

The power of urban gardening, with Katharina Fitz

'I would like to encourage people to take things literally into their own hands and to actively participate in change.'

Austrian photographer Katharina Fitz is our guest for blogathon issue #4.

John Vink on Resisting Human Rights Erosion in Cambodia

During the festival the Noorderlicht blog is hosting bite-size interviews with participating photographers about their work. We asked photographers to share their thoughts on how their own projects reflects on the festival theme, and to tell more about their personal engagement with their subjects. Today, John Vink expands on his ongoing project documenting social change in Cambodia, a country in transition towards a functional democracy.

Diana Blok on sexual diversity

During the festival the Noorderlicht blog is hosting bite-size interviews with participating photographers about their work. We asked photographers to share their thoughts on how their own projects reflects on the festival theme, and to tell more about their personal engagement with their subjects. All interviews are conducted by Hester Keijser. Today, Diana Blok speaks about what drove her to make the work 'I challenge you to love me'.

Introducing the Noorderlicht Festival Blogathon!

An Ocean of Possibillities has now officially opened to the public. During the festival the Noorderlicht blog is hosting bite-size interviews with participating photographers about their work. Continue to read the first interview with Zhao Renhui, whose work is the token image for the festival.