The Norwegian Photographic Society (NSFF), organized the 16th FIAP Nature Biennial. The last time NSFF hosted a FIAP biennial was in 1966. The 9th FIAP Congress was held in Norway that year and, following tradition, we also organized the 9th FIAP Black and White Biennial. 1966 was also the year of the very first FIAP Youth Print Biennial.
NSFF celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, and the 16th Nature Biennial has been one of many activities during this special year.
As for the 16th Nature Biennial, all the practicalities were taken care of by Bodø Fotoklubb, and the committee definitely deserve credit for their organizing efforts: A big thank you goes to Hans Birkelund, Olav-Inge Alfheim, Bjørn Hagerupsen, Kent Even Grundstad, Eivind Nilsen, Geir-Arne Jørgensen and Øyvind Hansen. The jury consisted of Jacky Martin, vice president of FIAP, Ioannis Lykouris, FIAP board member and in charge of the FIAP biennials, and the Norwegian photographer Ernst Furuhatt.
Authors from 27 countries from all over the world took part in this biennial, and nearly 800 pictures were exhibited. In the print category, there were authors from 24 countries, and the projected images category saw authors from 25 countries. The photos taken by the medallists were on display in Bodø as well as in Kristiansund during the Nordic Light International Photo Festival in April. Congratulations to everyone and in particular to the authors from Italy, who won both categories.