Close Encounters: interactive meetings

Close Encounters: interactive meetings

Every weekend in the Stadsgalerij, you can converse about ‘YOU’ with different people.

Sunday 18 September
16:00 – 17:00 Close Encounters: with Henri Beunders (professor at Erasmus University) on the ‘participation society’

Sundag 25 September
14:00 – 15:00 Close Encounters: talkshow with Mike Harris, street worker Hans Diks and homeless people, and Klaas Burger of Academie voor Beeldvorming

Saturday 1 October
14:45 – 15:30 Close Encounters: Kosovo: future stories from the past
Documentary photographer Willem Poelstra documents the aftermath of war. Today, he’ll share his experiences.

Sunday 2 October
16:30 – 17:30 Close Encounters: Sander van Bussel on Human Rights Tattoo
International experiences with the project: tattooing the 6773 letters of the 30 Universal Declaration of Human Rights on as many bodies.

Sunday 9 October
14:00 – 15:00 Close Encounters: Thomas Van Den Driessche on How to be a photographer in four lessons
16:00 – 17:00 Close Encounters: Hideyuki Ishibashi on Présage

Sunday 16 October
15:00 tba

Sunday 23 October
14:00 – 15:00 Close Encounters: Viola Winokan, galerist and art dealer: how to access the photography market as a young photographer?
15:30 – 16:30 Close Encounters: Sterre Sprengers (De Correspondent): what’s the future of photography?
Sterre Sprengers will talk about the decision making process as an editor in choosing photographs for articles of De Correspondent, what she is looking for in photographers working for De Correspondent and how photographers can get their own work on the right platform. What is the role of images in the media, and what is your role as an visual artist? Ask her all about these subjects during the 30 minutes discussion!

Sunday 30 October
15:00 tba

PhotoQ, the BredaPhoto bookshop
Tue–Sun: 10.00–17.00
Every Sat–Sun: interviews, book presentations & book signings

Once again, PhotoQ runs the BredaPhoto bookshop. There is
an extensive selection of photo books. Every Saturday and Sunday there are book presentations, book signings, interviews and reviews.


(updated regularly)

This weekend

Saturday 22 October
14:00 – Book signing with Robin de Puy: she’ll sign your copy of her book ‘If this is true, I’ll never have to leave home again’

Sunday 23 October
15:00 – Book presentation: Esther Hessing & Sophieke Thurmer – Bound to the Ground
15:30 – Book presentation: Claudia den Boer – Anchors

Past events

Friday 16 September:

15:00 – 17:00 Book signings: Mathieu Asselin, Allesandro Calabrese, Claudia Heinermann, Nanó Wallenius, Lin Zhipeng, Xu Yong, Carl De Keyzer

Saturday 17 September:
15:00 – 17:00 Book signings: Bianca Sistermans, Ralf Mitsch, Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti, Léo Delafontaine, Kirill Golovchenko, Hideyuki Ishibashi

Sunday 18 September:

14:00 Magazine presentation .tiff by FoMu Antwerp with emerging, Belgian talent


15:00 Book presentation Xiaoxiao Xu – Aeronautics in the Backyard
Xiaoxiao Xu will present her new book ‘Aeronautics in the Backyard’, published by The Eriskay Connection. The project is also exhibited at BredaPhoto. The presentation takes place at the PhotoQ Bookshop at the Stadsgalerij, and will be led by Edie Peters.

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Saturday 1 October:

13:00 Book presentation Inge Hondebrink – Next Stop Palookaville
The Greyhound is the mode of transport for America’s underclass. Inge Hondebrink (NLD) traveled 5.000 kilometers on the bus and portrayed the passengers she met. A roadtrip through rugged America.

15:00 Book presentation Mischa Keijser – Stock Photography
An overview of recent work with the slightly absurdist wink of Keijser. Be quick, because this book becomes a little more expensive every time a copy is sold.

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October:
13:00 – 15:00 Photobooks consultation:
Edie Peters (PhotoQ) can help you in 5-10 minutes with his knowledge and experience in making, producing and distributing photo books. Come by and ask your questions!

Saturday 15 October:
12:00 – 13:00 Book signing with Carl De Keyzer

This is where we are_
An evening on photo books
with publisher The Eriskay Connection

Date: Tuesday 11 October
Time: 19.00–23.00 (the conversations start at 19.30)
Admission: free
Location: Stadsgalerij

Nine photographers will talk about their work and the production of a photo book in a talkshow setting. The open discussions are moderated by Edie Peters of the PhotoQ Bookshop. Of course, every discussed book is also for sale in the BredaPhoto bookshop.

With among others: Jos Jansen, Peter Dekens, Martino Marangoni, Bruno van den Elshout, Christopher J Everard en Laura Van Severen.