The Naarden Festival-OFF actually already exists since the second photofestival in the fortified city of Naarden back in 1991. At the time the members of ‘Delta-F’ had their exhibition behind a shop-window at the Marktstraat (Market Street). They called their exhibition ‘Festival-OFF’. So that is actually what it is. The Festival-OFF is the collection of all photographers, professionals as well as amateurs who started their own exhibition, at their own risk and expenses. They even manage to find exhibtion space each Festival. Some of them do succeed in getting some private sponsoring for framing and printing. The exhibition space is mainly provided by the residents, shops, bars and restaurants of Naarden-Vesting. Any shop-window, shed or garage will do. Some of the exhibitions are outside (Weather proof) or in tents, caravans etc.

 

The name ‘Festival-OFF‘ is ‘stolen’ from the famous French festival in Arles.

It took untill the 4th festival in 1995 when photographer Eddy van Wessel

tried to get all the photographers to work together to get more publicity for the Festivall-OFF. This resulted in a folder with city plan which contained all the information about the exhibitions. Because of the participating photographers and the coöperation of the citizens of Naarden, the trade and industry and the board of the Fotofestival Naarden (FFN) it became a succes.

So we had to do it better in 1997. We asked advertising company ‘CSO Marketing Communicatie’ to help us out. And they did. From now on we had sponsering, a very professional folder, posters, press releases, promotion material at the exhibition sites and not in the last place a lot of very good ideas. We are convinced this co-operation will be very succesfull again in 2015.

Another piece of history.

As far as we could recover all the exhibitors from the past:

(At random but still more or less chronological)

Fotogroep Delta-F,  Frank Detrixhe, Ben Ros, John Seegers, Willem Wernsen, Marco Bastmeijer, Sebastiaan (Bas) Westerweel, Eddy van Wessel, Koninklijke Academie Den Haag, Sander de Haas (SNAP), Frits Dijcks (SNAP), Kodak Nederland, Jan Grijpink, Erik-Jan Geniets, Karen Vlieger, Studio Amstelveen, Wanda Tuerlinckx, Henk Nieman, Rob Drexhage, Pascal Ollegott, Tamira Scheerder, Fotografencollectief De IJsselgroep, Herry Padberg, Hedwig Heerschop, Barry van der Erve, Sabine Albers, Marie Cecile Thijs, Igor Beres, Amerens Hedwich, Iolanda Swaen, Nissim Men, Marry Geense,  Edwin van Dijk, Wendy Hogenboom, Bob Karhof, Mathilde Rauwerda, Thea van Zweden, Jan van IJken, Jochem Wijnands, Ted Daamen, Ab van den Bree, Ad van der Zande, Huib Limberg, Ans Versteeg, Ingrid de Koning-Jansen, Jules Frenay, Joep Steinmeijer, Rick Stolk, Henk Zeeman, Toos Meerstadt, Karel Bönnekamp, Bert Verhoeff, George Burggraaff, Hans van Ommeren, André de Heus, Coos Dieters, Anna Urbano, Govert Coebergh, Harm-Jan A. Weevers, Mingkai Li, Zsolt Horvath, JoAnn Walraven, Fotogroep ‘Het Twaalfde Gebod’, Theo van Geenen, Mario Bentvelsen, Marianne Ulrich, Loeske Bult, Charlotte Marres, Het Collectief voor Modelfotografie, Gert Jan van Mulekom, Harry Linschoten, Paul Mokveld, Peter Lensen, Geertje Boeren, Michel van Meijer, Marja van der Klauw, Remco Koenderman, Hans van Klaveren, Fabian Schulting, Withold de Man, Annick Martens, David Wieland, Aart Jan van Mossel, BNTNG Photography, Jacqueline Bonting,  Dana Marshall, Heleen Wiering, Henk Hogerzeil, Ivo Freriks, Joke Weier, Ronald van Oijen, Steven K. James, Chris Bonis, Willem Stroom, Anneloes Bakker, Fotocollectief Lumen, Wim Bannink, Jenne Bleijenburg, Erna Lammers, Simon Ophof, Annemarie Prost, Yvonne Voeten, Hanneke de Vries, Fotovakschool, Ken Williams, Marvin Vince Kerstholt, Orbis Pictus Caravanus, Peter Chrispijn, Seelevel Photo Gallery, Teresa Záfon, Armando Jongejan, Rogier Veldman, Marco Bakker, Sacha de Boer, Jeanette Bos, Jaap Bijsterbosch, Paul Fleming, Aloys Ginjaar, Anno van der Heide, Sabrina van den Heuvel, Dutch J.den Hollander, Barend Houtsmuller, Feiko Koster, Corinne Kruger, Henk van der Leeden, Cornelia Nauta, Lieve Prins, Annelies Rigter, Petra Ruisendaal, Joop Schaaps, Eva Snooijink, Elisabeth Egon Viebre, Oscar Voch, Jelmer de Haas, Arthur Mebius, Maarten Kools, SHOOT!,  Derk Hasselo, Wim Koerts, Ton van der Pal, Fred Schilder, Chris Treffers, Theo de Groot, Cui Xiuwen, Olivier Valsecchi, Joseph Klibansky, Armando Martini, Hans Versteeg, Herman van Doorn, Mette Steincke, Liesbeth Jonckbloedt, Lisette van den Beld, De Fotobond, Rob Agterberg, Alfred Anhalt, Marcel van Balken, Jan van Bemmel, Joty Biegel, Theo Bijker, Sylvia Bökkerink, Marcel Einerhand, Margot Flechter, Adri Goossens, Pascal van Heesch, At Hijwegen, Cara Jongepier, Gerard Kamberg, Mylène van de Kamp, Margriet de Kan, Lilianne Koster, Rachel Lemijn, Anneke Lubbers, Emmy van Maasdam, Gerrit Meerman, Jaap Mijer, Betty Nicolai, Laura Onderdijk, Roel de Oude, Jaap Peeman, Gerda Poot, Petra van der Put, Yolande Querens, Frits van de Reep, Nico Roodhart, Frans Smets, Ruud de Soest, Jolanda Steur-Buter, Heini Tjeerde, Rob den Tusscher, Barbara van de Velde, Anne-Marie Vermaat, Louis Visseren, Annelies van der Vliet, Daan van Vliet, Fotoclub Argentum, Nono Jansen-Boom, Fred v.d.Knoop, Anne Witte, Zwaantje van der Weijden, Carla Oostenrijk, Marja van Loon, Robert Tangelder, Suzan Baars, Teun Bijkerk, Ingrid Pieneman, Liset v.d.Hoek, Bart de Vries, Marijke Volckerick, Erna Schütten, Wim Wolvenne, Artur Riet, Anne van Gelder, Bas Chrispijn, Baudewijn Neumann, Freddie Zuidberg, MartijnReeser, Martha Laméris, Bert Jansen, Wil Werner, Jacqueline Loo, Piet Mulder, Monique Baan, Marga van den Meydenburg, Galerie Josephine, Aleksy Kislow, Dariusz Klimzac, Marian Haringsma, Be Meijer, Foto Academie, Frans van Viegen, Robert Tamara, Edgar Verhoeven, Edwin Rontberg, Ingrid Putker, Frans Hoek, Godelieve Krekelberg, Vincent Houtman, Laura Schapendonk, Sabrina Scarpa, Jeroen Snel, Het Arsenaal, David LaChapelle, Marc Lagrange, Inez van Lamsweerde, Ruud van Empel, Micha Klein, Alice Braat, Carin Verbruggen, Cheng Nong, Rancinan, Katrin Korfmann, Marchant & Meffre, Bo des Bouvrie, Andy Tan, Liesje Reijskens, Gaby’s Fling, Paul Huff, Fotobond Journalistiekgroep, Anneth Bons, Cees Oomes, Cees Mutsaerts, Frans Buitendijk, Jaap Hijma, Jack van Gool, Jan Hendrik van der Veen, Margreet van Vossen, Jan Nabuurs, Willem Melching, Wim Poland, Carol Olerud, Wil Groen, Peter van Tuijl, Galerie Pouloeuff, Olivier van Hartingsveldt, Daphne Wageman, Raffealla Huizinga, Charlotte Bogaert, André van Soest, Hamid Blad, Jonathan Leih, Joost Wensveen, Khalid Zerrou, Maaike van Engelen-Udo, Murni Latif, Nadja Willems, Eddy Seesing, Comenius Museum, Roel van Noord, Ton de Zwart, Jacob Wijs, Irene Gerretsen, Rob Wakker, Ivon de Ruiter, Herman van Dennebroek, Silvia Meintser, Toon Rouppe van der Voort, Evelyne Dierkx, Alcides Ocampos, Lola Vlek, Max Westerveld, Yanina Avendan0, Lotte Dirkx, Josephine Weidema, Leticia Figueredo, Scato Krak, Estefany Mendoza, Brian Morales Ramirez, Philppa Hooft Graafland, Evelyn Ruiz Diaz, Britt Muller, Ruby van der Waag, Pam Roelofs, Beer Brennnkmeijer, Solange Romina Félix Rodriques, Sebastián Barreto, Daan Wagenaar Lynn Muller, Pomme van Vliet, Erika Benitez, Stijn de Leeuw, Carolina Paco, Bob van Noord, Rochus van Ieperen,Gonzalo Ocampos, Tess Muller, Ronald Riquelme, Lou-Lou Eyckens, Puck van den Heuvel, Ignacio Duré, Camilla Verón, Mees Blommestein, Floortje Jaspers, Cintia Saucedo, Jessica Oviedo, Fenna Hettema, Maartje Bouhuis, Karina Costa, Lourdes López, Carlijn Maats, Rodrigo Miranda, Lizelotte Vonk, Mabíí (Cintia) Areco, Jasmine Berten, Joya Karamat Ali, Lotte Jaspers, Camila Reyes, Sterre Meijer, Julia van Hoogdalem, Sweder van den Berge.