Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2010

Noorderlicht invites photographers and curators to submit proposals for the 2010 Photofestival. This year Noorderlicht is focusing on changes in the contemporary countryside.

Today only a minority of the world's population still lives in rural areas. The demands of the modern global economy have created a major divide between rural areas and city life in terms of standards of living. While conditions tend to deteriorate at the countryside, life in urban areas seems to increase rapidly. This change has been a gradual process in the Western world, and an explosive one in the non-Western world. The divide will only get bigger in the years to come.

How is rural life changing due to the growing pressure of the current urbanised and global economy? Noorderlicht calls on photographers and curators around the world who are working on this topic to submit their photo stories.

In a follow-up to this theme, in 2012 Noorderlicht will shift its attention away from rural life to city life to further investigate the effects of global urbanization. Early submissions on this topic are also welcome.

Please send in your proposals before 12 April.

For more information on the theme and the guidelines for submissions please visit: http://www.noorderlicht.com/en/photofestival/theme