All posts tagged: Nordic Lights Photo Festival 2016

World Famous Photographers meet near the Arctic Circle at Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

The Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, the photo festival in the small island-city of Kristiansund, on the northern reaches of the Norwegian coastland, returns for its eleventh edition with exhibitions from international photographers including Espen Rasmussen, Ralph Gibson, Martine Poppe and Jerry Uelsmann. Nordic Light is not an especially venerated photography festival, yet it consistently demonstrates an ability to attract some of the biggest names in the business. Last year, the American photojournalist James Nachtwey visited the small Norwegian town. In years before, Kristiansund has welcomed Bruce Gilden, Bruce Davidson, Martin Parr, Gered Mankowitz and Lucien Clergue. Set in the local cinema in the centre of town, Nordic Lights’ days are orientated around lectures from an eclectic range of photography, in a town with a population of just 24,000. The festival sees around half that amount of people visit the festival for its week-long duration every year. For a festival with only a handful of full-time staff, and made possible only by a close-knit community of local volunteers, who contribute food, manpower, time and energy to the festival, its testament to the passion of the …

2016-03-31T10:40:06+00:00

BJP Staff