During the opening weekend of the Noorderlicht Fotofestival in Groningen, PhotoStories organised several activities. Ranging from lectures and mini-workshop at the Minerva Art Academy to the extended masterclass and a closing debate with Arno Haijtema (Volkskrant) and James Wellford (Newsweek magazine).
The masterclass was attended by the three so called winners of the Masterclass in Rotterdam (19-21 May, NFM). Ilse Frech, Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Dirk-Jan Visser were challenged by Henrik Kastenskov (Bombay Flying Club) and Bjarke Myrthu (Storyplanet) to design a non-lineair story format for their project. They presented this sketch at the closing debate.
This debate was led by Lars Boering (Fotografenfederatie) who in small moment of time discussed the most important questions surrounding the practice of multimedia storytelling. Kadir van Lohuizen presented his ViaPanAm iPad application and discussed openly the challenges to design an interactive format for his project.