Nordic Light Festival of Photography 2011-2016
During a few days in the springtime, on the rugged west coast of Norway, world renowned photography legends, aspiring photographers, students and lovers of photography gather in the small and charming Norwegian coastal city of Kristiansund. The festival program presents lectures, exhibitions, gallery talks, book signings, portfolio reviews, and movies, and attracts photographers from all over the world.
I worked with the festival in different roles since 2011, when I got a chance to work with exhibitions of most recognized photographers in the world, including Chris Rainier, Ragnar Axelsson, Albert Watson, Platon, Bruce Davidson, Deborah Turbeville, Pieter Ten Hoopen, James Nachtwey, Stuart Franklin, Håkan Ludwigson, Greg Gorman, and many more. I also attended the workshops with Greg Gorman and Ralph Gibson.
Every year Nordic Light invite 20 to 25 photographers from all over the world to join us in Norway, and so far we have had the pleasure of having master photographers such as Anton Corbijn, Albert Watson, James Nachtwey, William Klein, Mary Ellen Mark, Mona Kuhn, Greg Gorman and Sarah Moon visiting us.
Our intimate and unique location facilitates inspiring meetings between the legendary photographers and festival visitors. Nordic Light is about the eye opening meetings between people: between artists and audience, between amateurs and professionals, between photographers and photographers. It’s all about sharing stories and experiences. And all of this surrounded by the beautiful blue light of the Atlantic Ocean.