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The Artist Talkshow – 6 – What is different?

The Artist Talk Show - What is different?
Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Artist Talk Show is a weekly talk show in which photographers, scientists, journalists and other guests discuss the theme of BredaPhoto 2020: ‘the best of times, the worst of times’. Each week, one topic will be discussed, using the work of photographers who exhibit at BredaPhoto 2020.

Jonas van der Haegen

Soraya Zaman

Laurence Rasti

Lisa Peters

Moderator Lisa Peters (1991) is a journalist and moderator. She writes about gender, emancipation and inequality. Her work has also appeared in De Groene Amsterdammer, de Volkskrant and Het Parool. She previously studied Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College in Utrecht and Gender Studies at SOAS in London.

Jonas van der Haegen is a queer artist whose work functions as a visual research in the artist’s personal life and interests which touch on subjects like sexuality, identity and relationships. His work questions how we approach gender and sexuality in the 21st century in the frame of freedom or the influence of the internet. The series ‘Love, fuck & pray’ was made in 2018 – 2019 in collaboration with the LGBTQIAP+ center in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. This work is a visual research about gay sexuality and the male body in Tokyo.

Australian photographer Soraya Zaman lives and works as a fashion photographer in New York, after a career in real estate. Zaman chooses to define herself gender neutral and uses the third person plural in English: they/their. Her work therefore focuses mainly on everything that has to do with gender identity and sexuality. Inclusivity is an important theme, which is also increasingly reflected in Zaman’s commercial assignment work.

The Swiss photographer with Iranian parents Laurence Rasti went to Turkey to photograph Iranian gay refugees in the Turkish city of Denizli. In poetic images she portrays men and women not as victims of political oppression, but rather documents their current situation. Rasti searches for her subjects in her own mixed cultural background. Identity is central to her projects. Her project ‘In Iran there are no Homosexuals’, which is shown at BredaPhoto, has been exhibited worldwide and has been successfully published in book form. She lives and works in Geneva.