World Press Photo in Groningen
|Where:||Synagoge, Folkingestraat 60|
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 is in Groningen. The photos are displayed in the Groningen Synagogue daily between Friday 9 November and Sunday 2 December. NonFiction Photo brings the World Press Photo Exhibition to Groningen and builds her own programme around it. The University of Groningen is a partner of the Academy programme around the World Press Photo Exhibtion 2018 made by NonFiction Photo.
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 is an intriguing photography exhibition showing off the best press photos from 2017. The exhibition includes portraits, documentary series and news images. Every year, the World Press Photo Contest makes a selection of the most intense, unique and high-quality images from the field of visual journalism. Photographers from across the globe submit their best images in the categories of nature, sport, daily life, news, people, environment, contemporary questions and long-term projects. NonFiction Photo brings the World Press Photo Exhibition to Groningen and builds her own programme around it. The University of Groningen is a partner of the Academy programme around the World Press Photo Exhibtion 2018 made by NonFiction Photo.
This year there is the Academy: a broad programme including lectures by the World Press Photo Contest 2018 winners, such as photographer Kadir van Lohuizen, who won first prize in the environment category this year. In addition, an International Student Night features workshops, discussions and a lecture from well-known photographer Magnus Wennman, winner of the people category. Alongside these events, there is a portfolio evening for photographers and a special 'Human Flow' experience evening, featuring images, text and story, where the documentary of the same name by Ai Wei Wei will be screened.
The Academy programme will be completed with guided tours led by researchers from the University of Groningen. In his ‘Visual Media’ guided tour, Dr Scott Eldridge talks about how the stories of communities and society are told. The ‘Visual Global Politics’ guided tour by Dr David Shim discusses visual representation methods, such as stereotyping, that underlie world politics. Dr Bob de Jonge gives a guided tour about ‘Migration’, in which he asks questions about the relationship between violence and immigration as well as the role of cleanliness in the photographic reporting of this subject.
The Synagogue is open daily and wheelchair accessible. Tickets are available at the door and online via the website of NonFiction Photo. Daily there are guided tours of the exhibition at 2.00 and 4.00 p.m. Every weekend there is a family ‘children's corner’ between 1.00 and 5.00 p.m. NonFiction Photo also offers special arrangements for group visitations for schools, students or colleagues.