Nordic Light International Festival of Photography
3rd–7th of May 2017, Kristiansund, Norway

Welcome to the festival2017 page! If you scroll down on this page you will find links to useful information and a overview of the photographers and guests coming to the festival in May. You will also find a description of the different posts on this years program (such as the breakfast movies). In short time we will also publish a preliminary program for the festival.

In one short spring week, on the rugged west coast of Norway, world known photography legends, aspiring photographers, students and other interested in photography, art and culture gather in the small and charming coastal city of Kristiansund.

Come join us for this year's photo adventure!

Below you can read about what to experience during Nordic Light festival! 

Photo: Knut Bry

Photo: Knut Bry

On the festival program this year:

Here is a description of the different posts in this year's festival program. Most of these are in our festival program every year.


Exiting lectures by world leading photographers. Get insight into the story behind the images, and maybe what lies behind the photographer's success. These lectures are not very filled with technical details, but with first class storytelling!

Talk show: "Ansikt til Ansikt"

 Every evening from Thursday to Saturday our creative leader Morten Krogvold is hosting the talk-show "Ansikt til Ansikt" (translates to "Face to Face"). Krogvold leads a close and personal conversation with well known personalities about the society, art and culture – and about life itself. The talk-show is mainly in Norwegian. Previous guests have been: Ole Gunnar Solskjær (football player), Jimmy Nelson (photographer), Geir Lippestad (lawyer) and Per Fugelli (physician and professor of medicine).

Festival parade

Festival parade and opening show! We start in "Kunstforeningen", the gallery of the local Art Society. We guide you through all the exhibition locations, and end up at Caroline Cinema Center, where all lectures will be held the coming days. Here we will have our opening show and the official opening of the festival.


Inspiring exhibitions from almost all of this year's photographers. Many of these photographes are rarely exhibited like this, and even rarer in Norway. This is a unique opportunity to see works from world known photographers in Kristiansund!

Photo Quiz

Morten Løberg is well known among Norwegian photographers as a photographer, as a journalist in the Norwegian magazine "Fotografi" (translates to "Photography") and as a teacher in photography. Who is better suited to test our festival participants' knowledge on the subject? Thursday, Friday and Saturday Løberg holds a photo quiz at Krogvold Café. Join in to test your knowledge, and maybe you will learn something new as well?



For some of our exhibitions we give you the opportunity to meet the artist in the gallery and take part in a guided tour around his or hers exhibition. A unique experience where you can get information and ask questions about the exhibited works directly from the photographer!

"MORGENFILM" (Breakfast Movie)

This post on the program is free of charge, and open to everyone. Since the first festival, our creative leader Morten Krogvold has given our audience an inspirational boost each morning with movie screenings before the first lecture of the day. Krogvold picks the movies, sometimes as he walks through the door. The variation is big; from documentaries and short-films to the classics. All movies are either in English or with English sub titles.

Meet and greet

Our festival café and pub, Krogvold Café, located in the Nordic Light House, is open every night. Here, the old ones and the young ones, the beginners and the legends, and everyone else who cares for meeting new people, and people with interest for photography, art and culture, meet up. It's room for anyone to take part in the discussion and to listen to exciting stories from the people who have lived them.

Portfolio Review

Bring a selection of your best work and let world leading photographers critically assess your work and give you advice for further development.


Photographers coming to the festival in 2017

John Swannell


Morten Løberg


Sølve Sundsbø

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Iké Udé

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Boe Marion

Siri Dannevig


Peter Turnley

Knut Bry

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Lene Marie Fossen

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Lucas Foglia

Mario Macilau

Helge Skodvin

Anne Stine Johnsbråten

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Elina Brotherus

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Paolo Pellegrin

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Mona Kuhn


Todd Hido

Lena Stjernström