Webinar -2- The vulnerable nature of the personal story

Webinar - 2 - The vulnerable nature of the personal story
Wednesday September 23, 2020


The webinars on the Wednesdays are part of the International Talent Program from BredaPhoto 2020 and for everyone to participate.
The International Talent Program includes the Academy Project in which 10 Art Academies from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Finland participate. Each Academy presents itself with a video during one of the webinars.  In addition, there is the Support Program. For this program there is a shortlist of 9 candidates, of which 3 will be chosen on the 24th of October. During each webinar 2 pitches of the candidates will be shown.

In thie webinar:

Iris Sikking

Rachelle van Uden

Shamira Raphaëla

Mohamed Somji

How does a (documentary) maker relate to a social debate when your subject and characters are close to you like your loved ones and family. What dilemmas do you encounter and how do you deal with them?

Moderator: Iris Sikking

Iris Sikking is an independent curator based in Amsterdam, educated as a film editor and a photo historian. As a curator, writer and mentor, she focuses on artistic positions in the overlapping field of art, journalism and documentary. Her curation focuses on innovative strategies for storytelling, utilising a variety of media and platforms.

In 2018, she acted as the chief curator of the Krakow Photomonth and compiled the main program Space of Flows: Framing an Unseen Reality.With the aim to provide a foundation for a wider discourse on photography in the twenty-first century, she co-edited the volume Why Exhibit? Positions on Exhibiting Photographies (2018). In addition to her curatorial projects, Iris carries out portfolio reviews, serves on multiple competition juries, and sits on the advisory committee of the Mondriaan Fund. She is also a tutor of the BA Photography, Film & the Digital at the School of Art and Design, St.Joost in Breda. 

Rachelle van Uden

Rachelle van Uden (1996). Is a photographer raised and based in
‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Rachelle recently finished her study BA Photography, Film & the Digital at the School of Art and Design, St. Joost in Breda.

From an early age I have been fascinated by other people, more specifically by their behavior and interaction with one another. What fascinates me so much about identity is how it is shaped and formed by the environment and culture people grow up in. This fascination arose because I grew up between two cultures, the Dutch and the Surinamese. In my photography
I want to show the true identity of my subject through portrait photography. I pay attention to details and my aim is to show that every human being is beautiful in their own way.

Shamira Raphaëla is a Dutch-Caribbean documentary director know for Daddy and the Warlord (2019) for which she won a ‘Gouden Kalf/Golden Calf Award’ at NFF 2019. The documentary screened in the mid-length competition of festivals as Visions du Reel, Hotdocs and DOCNYC. Her documentary Lenno and the Angelfish (2017) was handed the ‘Award for Best European Children’s Documentary’ during the Berline by the European Film Association in 2019 and received the ‘Award for Best Children’s Documentary’ at IDFA, 2018. She won the ‘Karin de Bok Talent Award’ with her script in development ‘Downfall of a Superwoman’ during IDFA, 2018. Her documentary Deal with it (2014) won awards at the Aruba Film Festival, Belize Film Festival, Moskou Film Festival and was nominated for best Debut at the NFF 2015. Besides documentaries, Shamira has over ten years of experience