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Cancel culture: justified criticism of the established order or the creation of a new taboo?

Debate on Cancel Culture
Friday November 20 2020, Chassé Theatre (Breda, the Netherlands)

Studio Zeitgeist and Chassé Theatre, in collaboration with BredaPhoto, organised a discussion evening around the bigger question “Cancel culture: justified criticism of the established order or the creation of a new taboo?”. From a broader perspective and in response to the commotion that has arisen around the removed work of Erik Kessels, this new phenomenon of cancel-culture is will be investigated from different social and cultural perspectives.

We increasingly hear about the public boycott of artists, cultural institutions and / or politicians who have acted or expressed themselves in “socially undesirable” ways or have created “harmful” works. This often relates to expressions or work that maintain unequal power structures and that lead to marginalization of minority groups. Publicly calling to account and holding artists and institutions responsible for harmful behaviour, is a strategy for minority groups to make these structures visible and open to discussion. On the other hand, it is argued that the cancel culture is poisonous and polarizes and excludes dissenting opinions from the debate. In addition, the fear of cancel culture would lead to self-censorship among journalists, art institutions, artists, writers and other opinion formers, thereby jeopardizing freedom of expression.

Moderator Farid Tabarki has this evening social scientist specialized in gender and sexuality Linda Duits, art critic of the Groene Amsterdammer and editor-in-chief of Ons Amsterdam Koen Kleijn, artist, writer and activist Alina Lupu, artist Erik Kessels, BredaPhoto director Fleur van Muiswinkel and Nanja van Rijsse. Founder ‘Women Skate the World’. From Belgium Tundé Adefioye, City Dramaturge of KVS Brussels joins the debate. Music is performed by Bart Rijnink.

 

The Grand Finale - The best of times ...
Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Grand Finale is the last of 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 was discussed, using the work of photographers who exhibit at BredaPhoto 2020.

In this latest broadcast ‘The Grand Finale’, presenter Lucas de Man looks back at BredaPhoto 2020 with various guests.

One of the topics will be New Talent. We talk with people from GUP and Next Docu about their talent programs, and will announce the three new participants of the BredaPhoto International Talent Support Program.

Live music is performed by:

Richard van Kruysdijk (electronics)
Rianne Wilbers (voice)
Arno Krijger (hammond organ)

Webinar - 6 - Everything you always wanted to know about Storytelling...but were afraid to ask
Wednesday October 21, 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.

Anaïs Lopez

Max Ernst Stockburger

Teun van der Heijden

Barbara Debeuckelaere

Marc Prüst

 

What is a story? Why is ‘storytelling’ hot, and what does it actually mean? Together with photographer and founder of the residency program Docking Station Anaïs Lopez and one of the best photo book makers in the world Teun van der Heijden, we will discuss these and other questions. We will also look at the role of Storytelling in the projects that can be seen at BredaPhoto. Via a zoom connection Barbara Debeuckelaer, photographer and participant of the International Talent Program of BredaPhoto, will also join the conversation. The conversation is led by Marc Prüst, visual story editor and author of the book Tell your story about how you can link a revenue model to telling your story.

 

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.

Visual stories in photobooks goes BredaPhoto

As part of Forhanna’s mission to promote the documentary photography genre, FORHANNA has partnered with curator Marc Prüst

to develop a comprehensive series of webinars that provide photographers the tools they need to professionalise their projects and visual narratives.

This series of webinars centres on the photobook as a narrative medium.

 

Visual stories in photobooks goes BredaPhoto: in this special edition of the webinar series Marc will look at several projects in the China Imagined exhibition

at BredaPhoto Festival and examine how projects are different in the book format compared to the exhibition for. Besides that the webinar offers inspiration to the makers,

it’s valuable to help a wider audience to recognize and appreciate good narrative forms.

 

Webinar - 5 - Online Talk: St. Joost x BredaPhoto
Wednesday October 14, 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.

Online on: nowshow.nl

For this online event St. Joost School of Arts and BredaPhoto join forces. We will start the afternoon with an impression of the graduation work of the department Photography, Film & the Digital. Fleur van Muiswinkel director of BredaPhoto will later on join the conversation to talk about the best of times, the worst of times. Together with the newly graduated we will talk about their work, how the future will look like especially for young makers and the perspective they have after graduation. Storytelling is an important value for the newly graduates as well as BredaPhoto. How do we tell stories nowadays? And how important is a platform for young makers and vice versa? The evening will be moderated by Marc Prüst. Join in online on nowshow.nl or via the YouTube channel of BredaPhoto. 

Marc Prüst is active as visual story editor and photography curator. He has developed a method for creating photographic projects to help photographers develop their concepts, prepare the shoots and edit their work. Together with photographers he produces their visual stories in a variety of formats: books, exhibitions, or other projects. Also, he teaches and organizes workshops and masterclasses, lecture and write on photography. Marc Prüst currently works closely with the Forhanna Foundation in creating a series of webinars on visual storytelling.

Fleur van Muiswinkel was trained as an art historian and curator and obtained her two Masters at Goldsmits University in London (UK) and the VU University in Amsterdam (with a minor in photography). In recent years she was responsible as artistic coordinator for the Contour Biennale in Mechelen (BE) where she gained a lot of experience in leading a festival like BredaPhoto Festival. During that time, she established an international network between four biennials spread across Europe. Besides director of BredaPhoto, Van Muiswinkel is a board member at Why Not, a platform for contemporary dance in Amsterdam.

Now Show St. Joost

St. Joost School of Art & Design shows the work of 180 students who graduated in recent months in an extra special edition of the annual Graduation Show. With smaller exhibitions on locations in Breda and Den Bosch and online presentations, installations, performances, videos and artist talks on their Online Platform: nowshow.nl. The graduation Show will be from 7 October till 16 October 2020.

The Artist Talk Show -  The Art of Politics
Sunday, October 11, 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.

Todd R. Darling

Rob Hornstra

Michal Iwanowski’s

Ed Kashi

Jonathan Groubert


In this fifth volume of The Artist Talk Show, the work of four photographers is reviewed, asking the question how photographers can visualize the way politics affects the life of normal people.

The moderator today is Jonathan Groubert, award-winning international journalist, trainer and one of Europe’s first podcasters. These days he makes branded podcasts for the likes of BNR Nieuwsradio and KLM. He teaches  journalism at the Radio Netherlands Training Centre and at the University of Groningen. Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and former host of the internationally lauded public radio show “The State We’re In” first from Radio Netherlands and then for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.

 The Hong Kong-based American photographer Todd R. Darling made the somewhat raw portraits of Hip Hop artists and activists in Hong Kong. He gave them an extra layer by the handwritten texts on the images. For this volume of The Artist Talk Show he added a third layer by interviewing the Hip Hop artists and activists in Hong Kong.

The Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen embarked on their monumental and ten-year project on what they themselves call a portrait of modern Europe. In thematic stories, they depict the social, economic and political reality of the continent. During the production of the stories, multiple exhibitions and publications were released to involve the public in the project. In addition to smaller regional presentations with work created in that environment, there are larger thematic exhibitions. At BredaPhoto 2020, the thematic exhibition of The Europeans can be seen for the first time.

 Michal Iwanowski’s slightly absurd series ‘Polish go Home’ shows self-portraits and landscapes taken during a 105-day hike from Cardiff, Wales to Mokrzeszów in Poland. During the Brexit discussion in the UK, the photographer recalled a graffiti text that read ‘Go Home, Polish’ that he had seen in 2008 during the economic crisis, in Cardiff, his home town for seven years. The text made him think about the concept of ‘home’. It inspired him to undertake this journey: in the straightest possible line by foot from Wales to Poland. He crossed Wales, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic and discussed the concept of ‘home’ with the people that he encountered along the way. Interested people could follow his journey via Instagram and respond to his posts.

The compelling projection of the American documentary photographer Ed Kashi takes the viewer into his archive: stories from over the entire world from the past forty years. Using specially coded software, photography, video and sound are forged into a whole: an experiment with perception and reality. With this project, Kashi, who has always been at the forefront of new technologies, wants to explore the possibilities of programming language as a creative instrument and as a visual language. The result is a video installation on three screens through which the viewer undergoes an experience and – through the digital narration – looks at reality in a different way.

Webinar - 4 - A Sacred Space Oddity
Wednesday October 7, 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.

Mohamed Somji

Tanya Habjouqa

Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

In this Webinar, we will be exploring the BredaPhoto exhibited trilogy series Sacred Space Oddity by artist Tanya Habjouqa and Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian,  Professor at the Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, moderated by Mohamed Somji, Associate Curator of BredaPhoto.

Joining Habjouqa, Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian will discuss and unpack the underlining thematics present in the series, and go deeper into both the thematic representation of Palestine but underlying power structures of occupation…from the bio-political, geo-political and necropolitical methods of othering and control.

The Sacred Space Oddity is an elegiac meditation on the interaction of the physical and psychological space encompassed in the loaded phrase “Holy Land”. Habjouqa engages a diverse cast of characters, modulating between realist and surrealist aesthetics deployed against the backdrop of daily events in the lives of Palestinians and Israelis. She challenges the simplifying mythologies that emerge in regions of conflict; both about “the other side” and which populations tell themselves about who they are and who they seek to be. The characters featured are metaphorical co-authors; their understandings of the land embedded within the imagery in a participatory excavation of their experience and socio-political imaginaries.

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian– a Palestinian feminist, is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Global Chair in Law- Queen Mary University of London.   Her research focuses on trauma, state crimes and criminology, surveillance, gender violence, law and society and genocide studies.  She studies the crime of femicide and other forms of gendered based violence, violence against children in conflict ridden areas, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization and social control.  As a resident of the old city of Jerusalem, Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a prominent local activist.  She engages in direct actions and critical dialogue to end the inscription of power over children’s lives, spaces of death, and women’s birthing bodies and lives.

Tanya Habjouqa is a Jordanian-Texan visual artist, educator, and a member of NOOR Images. Habjouqa’s approach to visual storytelling fuses a mordant sense of irony with unstinting, forensic interrogations of the implications of geopolitical conflict on human lives. Trained in anthropology and journalism (MA: Global Media, SOAS, London), Her work on Palestine-Israel has been cited as a powerful investigation of the cross-currents of politics, economics, religion, and cultural production.
She is a mentor in the acclaimed Arab Photography Documentary Programme,  a co-editor of the Jadaliyya Photography Page and cofounder of Ruwa. Habjouqa is in the permanent collections of the MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Carnegie Museum of Art, and is represented by East Wing Gallery.

The Artist Talk Show - Power to the Models
Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Artist Talk Show is a weekly talk show in which phhttps://youtu.be/LwHk-NLXSc8otographers, 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.

Hasna El Maroudi

Jan Hoek

Lotte van Eijk

Mohan Verstegen

 

Moderator for today is Hasna El Maroudi, co-founder of the feminist platform Magazine Lilith and journalist for De Volkskrant, De Correspondent and NPO Radio 1. She meets with Jan Hoek and some of his ‘models’ who created the exhibition ‘Power to the Models’ curated by Jan Hoek , a co-production between BredaPhoto and Stedelijk Museum Breda.

With the theme of BredaPhoto ‘the best of times, the worst of times’ in the back of his mind, he realized that if you really want to change something then you have to approach it in a radically different way.

We consider it normal that a photographer, with his or her background and norms and values, determines how a model is photographed. The power in the relationship is clear: the photographer is leading, the model conforms. But what if you turn the tables around? What if you give the power in the relationship to the role the model? Jan Hoek looked for eleven models that are often photographed in a one-sided way. He offered them the opportunity to create an image of themselves in their own way. They make the plan, manage the budget, determine the location and choose the photographer.

Power to the Models is the result: eleven installations of eleven models that include Chiara Bardelli Tonino, a photo editor of the Italian Vogue. Mohan Verstegen, a soldier who is also a queer activist, Sylvana Simons, a politician and activist, and DJ Tiësto, a famous DJ. Other models are Baqteria, Hatti Rees, Bruin Parry, Lotte van Eijk, Ismail Ilgun, Jyoti Weststrate and Dick de Koning. The Exhibition is on display at Stedelijk Museum Breda.

Jan Hoek graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is known for his often controversial work in which he plays with stereotypes and imaging. He portrayed a former drug addict in Amsterdam as a supermodel, taxi drivers from Nairobi as movie stars and had 30 tattoo artists put a self-portrait of themselves on his body. In his projects, he lets people who are often ‘invisible’ play a prominent role. Jan Hoek’s work has been exhibited at exhibitions worldwide and he sells his work through his own website, whereby the buyer’s income is decisive for the selling price.

Forum Beeldtaal - Webinar - From theme to exhibition.
Saturday october 3, 2020 

Forum Beeldtaal staat voor verhalende fotografie en fotografie als beeldende kunst. Wij zorgen voor verdieping in de fotografie, een tocht die veel meer dan zingeving aan je fotografische uitingen zal opleveren.

Tijdens de uitzending van 3 oktober gaan we drie fotografen interviewen
– Michal Iwanowski
– Sam Ten Thij
– Kurt Tong
Zij nemen jou mee in hun proces van thema tot expositie.

Forum Beeldtaal stands for narrative photography and photography as visual art. We provide deepening in photography, a journey that will provide much more than meaning to your photographic expressions.

During the broadcast of October 3, we will interview three photographers
– Michal Iwanowski
– Sam Ten Thij
– Kurt Tong
They take you along in their process from theme to exhibition.
This broadcast is in Dutch.

Webinar - 3 - Designing posthuman experiences
Wednesday September 30, 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.

Moderator: Wander Eikelboom

Experience Designer & Alumnus CMD: Ludo Poot

Artist, designer, independent film and theatre maker and art director of interdisciplinary design studio Polymorf: Marcel van Brakel

Tomorrow’s world is one in which man will have to give up his position as a dominant species if the world is to continue to exist. But what does this new world – the Post-Antropoocene – look like? What kind of new relationships should we enter into with non-human actors – animal, vegetable, geological, technological? In what ways do we live together? How do we communicate? What role does technology play and what happens to the human body?

Art director Marcel van Brakel of interdisciplinary design studio Polymorf, believes that we will merge with everything that is organic and non-organic and in that process new bodies and senses will evolve. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s book ‘Staying with the Trouble’, he and a team of designers design the installation Symbiosis in which the visitor physically experiences what it’s like to form new relationships of kinship through VR, soft-robotics, smell and taste.

In his installations CMD cum laude alumnus Ludo Poot investigates how the post-human sensory body can use technology to enhance its senses and thus create a deeply felt connection with its environment. For his graduation project Lucio Ludo designed a physical space as an extension of our emotionality.

The Artist Talk Show - China Imagined
Sunday, September 27, 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.

moderator: Christine de Baan, ROAM Foundation

He Yining

Ruben Lundgren

Xu Xiaoxiao

China Imagined is one of the highlights of BredaPhoto 2020 and in this Artist Talk Show both curators Ruben Lundgren and He Yining will look back on how they composed this exhibition. Photographer Xiaoxiao Xu will reflect on her work that is part of the exhibition ‘China Imagined’.

The exhibition China Imagined gives an insight into contemporary Chinese photography. In China today, people enjoy the conveniences provided by science and technology for their personal lives. Intelligent payment, the share economy and artificial intelligence created a growing middle class and a booming economy. This new reality, however, comes with problems such as surveillance and privacy disclosure. At the same time, behind the deterioration of the living environment lay the fruits of 30 years of tree planting and behind the lack of resources lies the exploration of clean energy. In times of strong polarization it seems harder to accept that progress and backwardness sometimes coexist.

Curator and writer He Yining graduated from the London College of Communication. For over a decade she has been working independently specializing in photographic and visual art. Her practice is principally focused on the way in which photography is able to freely straddle the boundaries of fine art, responding to and raising questions about contemporary, historical and social issues through interdisciplinary means. These curatorial projects have been held in museums, galleries and other institutes in both China and Europe. Among her most recognized projects are “Photography in the British Classroom” (2016), “The Port and the Image” (2017) and “Abode of Anamneis” (2019)

Beijing based photographer and curator Ruben Lundgren graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht in 2005 and moved to China soon after where he finished his master’s degree at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He made name within the conceptual photography duo WassinkLundgren with publications as “Empty Bottles” (2007) and “Tokyo” (2010). FOAM showed a retrospect of their works in 2013. The projects often develop from small observations or humorous twists from everyday life combining a social antenna with the interest how the photography medium can deform reality. He now works as a photographer for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and as an independent curator of Chinese photography. Together with Martin Parr he co-edited “The Chinese Photobook” (2015) and with Timothy Prus he published “MeNu” (2018) a tasty collection of Chinese vernacular food photography.

Photographer Xu Xiaoxiao was born in southeastern Qingtian near Wenzhou and immigrated to the Netherlands when she was 14. Spending half her life in the Netherlands changed her view on China. Her identity cannot be defined straightforwardly anymore, she is both an insider and an outsider. By photographing locations, people and objects that arouse confusing and alienating feelings, she manages to find a balance between her origins and her present life. She graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in 2009 and has worked on personal projects since then. In 2016 she published “Aeronautics in the Backyard”, a project that won numerous prestigious book awards over the last couple of years.

Moderator today is Christine de Baan,  curator, editor, strategic advisor and sometimes moderator in the field of art, architecture, urbanism and design. She  has a company, DEBAAN, and is the artistic director of ROAM foundation which initiates  cultural projects  aimed at a more sustainable and equitable future.
She has  a special connection with China. Between 2004 and 2016 she used to travel frequently to China for various work-related purposes. In 2006, she curated the exhibition China Contemporary | Visual Culture for the Netherlands Photo Museum, which was also aimed at conveying a sense of daily life in China at that time.

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

 

 

The Artist Talk Show - 2 - Black Lives Matter
How art is a vehicle for resistance and a call for change
Sunday, September 20, 2020
with:
Ira Kip
Dandelion Eghosa
Adreinne Waheed
Kevin Osepa

 

Moderator of Volume 2 is Ira Kip (theatre & film director, writer, storyteller and educator). Her performances aim to initiate conversations within communities about current themes.

Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works with various visual media and focuses on everyday life in marginalized identities of the Afro-LGBTQ +- community in particular. With collages consisting of analogue processed photography, acrylic paint and embroidery, she wants to draw attention in this project to the experiences of African LGBT people. With this she makes a clear distinction between their desire for sexuality and their identity as self-expression and political autonomy.

The American Adreinne Waheed has photographed her environment since she was 13 years of age. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Fader. Above all, she is a collector of images that she took herself and images from archives. Her Waheed Photo Archive is a collection of archived images of African Americans dating back to the American Civil War to the present day. She wants to nuance and broaden the stereotypical image of black people in the media and emphasize the positive aspect of the black body and culture. Waheed is active as a photographer and image editor and she lives alternately in New York and Berkeley, California. The campaign image of BredaPhoto 2020 is a photo that is part of her series ‘Black Joy and Resistance’.

Kevin Osepa is a visual artist born and raised on the Dutch island of Curaçao and he is now based in the Netherlands. His work revolves around his identity and the Afro-Caribbean identity in a post-colonial world. His work attempts to sketch this identity. The stories he tells often have a very personal starting point and are always centered on the collective Afro-Caribbean identity. While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different (experimental) techniques, he creates visual stories that explore themes such as afro spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, decoloniality and family.

Webinar - 1 - Concept in Imagination
Wednesday September 16, 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.

Guests:

Raquel van Haver

Renée Paule

Marc Prüst

During this programme we will discuss the creative process of two special artists on BredaPhoto: Raquel van Haver and Renée Paule. Both artists take full control in the creation of their images. How do they come up with their ideas and concepts, do they use a fixed method or not? And how do these artists themselves feel that their work fits the theme of BredaPhoto?

The Dutch artist of Colombian origin classifies her own work as noisy art with which she wants to give a voice to people on the frayed edges of society. She works in a multidisciplinary way, Van Haver collects the building blocks for her paintings, photo collages, drawings and other forms during long journeys in West Africa and South America. She was educated at the HKU in Utrecht and has had exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the BOZAR in Brussels and won the Royal Prize for Free Painting in 2018.

Fashion and art photographer Renée Paule focuses her work on creative processing of images. She photographs various models and makes editorial work for magazines such as Subbacultcha Magazine and Knack Weekend Magazine. Paule is currently studying at KASK, Royal Academy of Arts Antwerp.

The Artist Talk Show - Environment, Economics and Art
Sunday, September 13, 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.

Bernice Notenboom

Barbara Debeuckelaere

Mateo Ancis


Moderator Bernice Notenboom (polar explorer), Barbara Debeuckelaere and Mateo Ancis talk about how photographers can tell the story of climate change and Environmental Footprints.

Barbara Debeuckelaere (°1969, BE) is a photographer, and a former radio and television journalist. In her work she concentrates on systemic thinking, capitalism, normalization, power, money. Her work is caught somewhere between documentary and conceptual as she formally visualizes an abstract idea, at the same time incorporating real events. People are at the core of her work and even if they do not appear in images, they are very present. Her work aims to visualise the invisible and is critical of the creeping normalization in the neoliberal realm of things. Next year she will normally finish her Master of Visual Arts, Photography at the KASK School of Arts Ghent (BE).

Mateo Ancis is a landscape photographer who focuses on making images during long walks by foot through inhospitable landscapes. Although he is not a climate activist, he cannot ignore the consequences of climate change.

Forum Beeldtaal - Webinar
Saturday september 12, 2020

Forum Beeldtaal staat voor verhalende fotografie en fotografie als beeldende kunst. Wij zorgen voor verdieping in de fotografie, een tocht die veel meer dan zingeving aan je fotografische uitingen zal opleveren.

In de uitzending van 12 september krijg je achtergrond informatie rondom BredaPhoto. Dit doen we met vier exclusieve interviews met de makers van BredaPhoto. Alsof je een persoonlijke tour krijgt met insidertips. Daarnaast geven we vier rondleidingen in verschillende exposities. Jorgen en Koen maken scherpe foto-analyses, gebracht op ludieke wijze. Na dit webinar heb je het gevoel dat je in Breda bent geweest en bruis je van de inspiratie!


Forum Beeldtaal stands for narrative photography and photography as visual art. We provide deepening in photography, a journey that will provide much more than meaning to your photographic expressions.

In the broadcast of September 12 you will receive background information about BredaPhoto. We do this with four exclusive interviews with the makers of BredaPhoto. Like getting a personal tour with insider tips. In addition, we give four guided tours in different exhibitions. Jorgen and Koen make sharp photo analyzes, presented in a playful way. After this webinar you will have the feeling that you have been to Breda and you are bubbling with inspiration!
This broadcast is in Dutch

The BredaPhoto Opening
Wednesday, September 9 2020

Mary Sibande

Anthony Obayomi,

Seppe Vancraywinkel

Michal Iwanowski

Jan Hoek

Erik Kessels

China Imagined

Traditionally, the Opening of BredaPhoto is a big event in which our friends, guests and exhibiting photographers at the Festival from all over the world participate. This year the Opening is different: it will be our first event on the BredaPhoto/Digital Platform. Everybody from all over the world is invited to join the Opening and get a sneak preview of the BredaPhoto 2020 exhibitions.

The Opening will be presented by Lucas De Man, Belgian concept creator, presenter, TV Host and public speaker. He will introduce the new Director of BredaPhoto, Fleur van Muiswinkel, and interview four exhibiting photographers: Mary Sibande, Anthony Obayomi, Seppe Vancraywinkel en Michal Iwanowski. Their work will be shown through innovative slideshows. Young musicians from the province of Brabant (where Breda is located) will perform their improvised soundtracks, inspired by the work of these photographers.

Lucas will show you the exhibition ‘Power to the Models’, curated by Jan Hoek, that is on show at the Stedelijk (City) Museum Breda and the exhibition ‘China Imagined’ at the Grote Kerk (Great Church) in Breda. Furthermore he will digitally take you to PIER15 SKATEPARK, where the project ‘Destroy my Face’ by Erik Kessels is on display.