Friday, 5 October 2007

Noorderlicht 2007

14th Noorderlicht International PhotofestivalACT OF FAITHOn show till 28 October, Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, the Netherlands
Act of Faith: for one, heaven; for another hell. But one thing is certain: the Noorderlicht event on religion is being talked about, both regarding its design and its content. More than ever before, this year Noorderlicht has emphatically chosen for experimentation. Act of Faith puts the image center stage. Call it poetic, call it irritating, call it impressionistic, call it visual swill, call it a truly Babylonian confusion of voices: it is certainly a tour through photography. WITH: In our own Noorderlicht Photogallery Children of Abraham, the globe-spanning report on the role of religion in society, by the Magnum photographer Abbas. In the Center for Visual Arts: Material World, about religion without God.Read more... organizes various activities through October:>> launch and public interview Lana SlezicSaturday 6 October, 4 PM, Der Aa-kerkEmile Fallaux, editor in chief of Vrij Nederland, speaks with Lana Slezic and Farzana Wahidy in a public interview. (English)For two years (2004-2006) Lana Slezic documented the lives of women in Afghanistan after the expulsion of the Taliban. From her travels through the country and conversations that she had with women as she moved around, it became clear that Afghanistan was still a ruthless tribal state in which, certainly outside Kabul, women and girls were the foremost victims. Slezic's series Forsaken tells the story that they themselves cannot tell. Lana Slezic's translator and good friend in Afghanistan, Farzana Wahidy who has left Afghanistan recently, will be present at the interview as well. Photojournalist Lana Slezic (b. 1973, Canada) has published in newspapers and periodicals such as The Sunday Times, Paris Match and The New York Times. Her first photo book Forsaken is published by Mets & Schilt.Photobook Market Saturday 6 October, 11 AM - 17 PM, Der Aa-kerkA photobook market with dealers specializing in antiquarian and new books, including Markus Schaden, from Cologne. Unusual and rare books, for the layman and the connoisseur. The auction house Wish4books and auctioneer Geert Postma will hold a preview of original photographs and unusual photo books which will be coming up for auction later this year.Lecture Michael ShaowanasaiSunday 14 October, 16.00, Der Aa-kerkShaowanasai is a pioneer in the alternative Thai art circuit. Act of Faithshows two photos from his series 'Portraits of a Man in Habits' onhomosexuality in Buddhism. In 2006 he participated in the Noorderlichtexhibition Another Asia.Film Program > 4 films from Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich 16, 18, 23 & 25 October with the prizewinning 'De Stand van de Maan' and ‘Promised Paradise’> ‘Fur – an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus’Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2 PM> ‘Jesus Camp’Thursday 25 thru Wednesday 31 Octoberand films by Anton Corbijn, Steven Shainberg and Jennifer Baichwal. For more information and addresses see: published:Catalogue Act of FaithPublished in twelve different coversHardcover, fullcolor and duotoneSize 15x23cm, 368 pagesDutch/EnglishISBN 978-90-76703-32-9>>

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