Things look better when you look twice
By Thomas Ansell
The World Press Photo exhibition has been at the Synagogue Groningen for around a month, and has welcomed hundreds of culture lovers to experience the best press photography taken in 2018. The exhibition only has a few days left, but luckily the organising foundation; NonFiction Photo, is putting on a grand ‘finissage’ closing event, so that everyone can dive a little deeper into the arresting photos on display. The event takes place this Saturday evening, from 20:00 to 22:30.
“The ‘finissage’ is interesting for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the exhibition, or anyone that has visited before and wants to just get that extra dimension to their visit”, says Amber Barelds, the Volunteer and Event Coordinator for NonFiction Photo. To this end, the foundation is pulling out all the stops and has organised a marvelous carousel of activities including talks, tours, and a light graffiti workshop.
Throughout the course of the exhibition, NonFiction Photo has run a number of expert tours and talks, and the ‘finissage’ event is no different. Professional photographers Dennis Lapré, Sebastiaan Rodenhuis, Joost Nuijten; and Frank Nuiver will be on hand to give deeper insights into the exceptional photography on show. All talks, tours, and presentations will be in English.
It’s also one of the last chances to see the ‘Solutions: Energy’ exhibition- where three young photographers have documented the lives of people that live alternatively and more eco-friendly, to give an insight into a possible sustainable future.
The ‘finissage’ of the World Press Photo Exhibition Groningen will take place on Saturday 7 December at the Synagogue Groningen. Tickets are available through the NonFiction Photo website.
Image via NonFiction Photo, photographer Olha Rohulya