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Newsletter Date: 07-11-2011
Lecture Alejandro Chaskielberg
Ken Schles: Oculus
Metropolis to Tallinn and Dubai
Noorderlicht and Paris Photo

Lecture Alejandro Chaskielberg

2011 Sony Photographer of the Year visits Noorderlicht

The Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg is one of the six photographers working on 'The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar' - the international photography project on globalization and sugar by Noorderlicht.

Chaskielberg visited the remains of the sugar industry in Surinam and the Netherlands. In his lecture he recounts his experiences and the differences and similarities between working here and there. By means of his photographic work from Surinam, he addresses his own unique way of working. Using technical cameras and exposure times that can run for minutes, he creates 'dreamscapes' by photographing places at night, and having people function as actors in his scenes.


Large photo: © Alejandro Chaskielberg - small photo: Chaskielberg at work in Surinam (photo: Harry Lisse)

Lecture Alejandro Chaskielberg
Thursday 17 November
20:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Noorderlicht Photogallery
Admission free
English spoken

Ken Schles: Oculus

Book and Exhibition

With Oculus, photographer Ken Schles trains his eye and his pen on an inward analysis, focusing on the connections between images and memory. An intimate, humane and ultimately poetic work set off by chance encounters with mortality and memory loss, Oculus is a moving testament made by an artist taking stock.

The book Oculus is a personal follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 release, A New History of Photography.

Order Oculus in our webshop
€ 39,50 / Size 22x31cm / fullcolour / hardcover / 96 pages / English / ISBN/EAN 978-90-76703-45-9


Ken Schles (l) and Ed Kashi (r) in a public conversation at the opening

Ken Schles: Oculus
22 October through 11 December 2011

Noorderlicht Photogallery
Akerkhof 12, Groningen, NL
Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 - 18:00 hrs.

Metropolis on Tour

Tallinn and Dubai

Metropolis, the main exhibition of this year's photofestival, closed its doors for the last time in Groningen on 9 October, to open them elsewhere in the world.

From 28 October through 11 December, 2011, a selection from Metropolis is to be seen at the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn, Estonia, as part of the Month of Photography. In 2011, Tallinn is the Cultural Capital of Europe.

From 19 October through 30 November The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai is showing the majority of the exhibition, with additional works, under the title Metropolis 2.0.

above: Museum of Estonian Architecture - under: The Empty Quarter Gallery

Noorderlicht at Paris Photo

Schles and Silverthorne sign at Schaden

From 9 through 12 November our curator Wim Melis and gallery coordinator Olaf Veenstra will be present at Paris Photo.

Ken Schles and Jeffrey Silverthorne will also be present to sign their latest books - Oculus and Travel Plans respectively. Both books were published in 2011 by Noorderlicht. 

Schles and Silverthorne are signing at the booth of at Offprint Paris on Saturday, 12 November, starting at 3:00 p.m.

In addition, Schles will also be signing on 12 November at the stand of at Paris Photo, and Silverthorne will be signing at Paris Photo at the stand of Les Éditions de l'Oeil (date and time not yet known).

For more detailed information, please visit the given web sites.

Press inquiries:

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Address: Akerkhof 12, 9711 JB Groningen, NL

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