‘Behind Walls / Beyond Walls’ – Eastern Europe before and after 1989
The Noorderlicht Photography Festival is gaining more international popularity with every year it seems. I think it’s completely justified, considering the well thought-out themes each year. The themes always give a colourful perspective of a certain era, culture or continent, and more importantly: it’s shown in a very social light. This is what gives the exhibition it’s spark and depth.
This year’s Noorderlicht Festival shows photographs from around 35 photographers, who all have a special bond with Eastern Europe, either because they’ve lived there or just visited places and got caught up in the social and politic issues before 1989 or the commercial whirlwind after 1989.
Either way, every photograph comes with a story, and it’s fascinating to get sucked into all the stories, solely by looking at all the faces you will walk past in this exhibition as if they’re the people you pass by on the streets every day.
The Noorderlicht Photography Festival is being in two Dutch cities in turns, Groningen and Leeuwarden. The Frisian Museum in Leeuwarden will host this year’s exhibition from September 7th until October 26th, with various satellite exhibitions throughout the city.
For every possible detail, visit the exhibition’s official site.