Mohammad Abdulazez (Azouz) – Saraab (Mirage)
Azouz (SYR) tells the personal story of his flight from Syria to the Netherlands. He shares the horrors and the hate, his hopes and his fears.
Eva Beazar – A constructed family
Talented Eva Beazar (BEL) made a series of ‘hybrid portraits’ for BredaPhoto. She placed passport pictures of friends and family on top of each other. The result is a series of intense black and white portraits in which multiple persons morph into one.
Hideyuki Ishibashi – Présage
Hideyuki Ishibashi (JPN) makes mysterious collages out of old pictures he found on flea markets or online. He cuts images into pieces, adds elements, and shows both the process and the end result. What do we see? Is it reality or fantasy?
Johan van der Keuken – We Are 17 & Les Copains
The book We are 17 (1955) caused quite a stir. For the first time, the lives of youngsters were documented in so much detail. They smoked pipe, drank wine, philosophised about the future. Critics spoke of a ‘doomed generation’. Sixty years later the book is published again, next to a new book with recently discovered pictures.
Lin Zhipeng (223) – Untitled
These intimate and raw snap- shots depict China as we rarely see it. The searching, eccentric youngsters experiment, smoke and have sex. Lin Zhipeng (CHN) is one of the pioneers of contemporary Chinese avant-garde photography.
Lucie Marsmann – Ulla & Willi
Her grandparents Ulla and Willi owned a photo shop and portrait studio and were in the habit of photographing each other. When Lucie Marsmann (DEU) stumbled on their immense archive, she decided to rearrange some pictures, pairing them with her own photos of memorabilia.
Anika Neuß – Delusion. The phenomenological case of Sybil Isabel Dorsett
The American Shirley Ardell Mason (1923–1998) suffered from dissociative identity disorder, causing her to experience multiple personalities. Anika Neuß (DEU) visualised Shirley’s sixteen alter egos for BredaPhoto.
Zoë Parton – Sofie
When Zoë Parton (BEL) was nine years old, she lost her older sister Sofie in a traffic accident. To deal with her sister’s death she made a striking photo series in which Sofie is omni- present, without actually being there.
Chantal Stoman – Lost highway
Chantal Stoman (FRA) shows three short films and photos she made while driving through the megacities Tokyo, São Paulo and Mumbai. Invisible in her car, she could penetrate the soul of the city.
Nina Verbruggen – Das war einmal
What does a day in the life of Mrs. Bouwels (92) look like? Nina Verbruggen (NLD) made a multimedia installation about her grandmother. She can live on her own because she has a support network and can pay for help if she needs to. Not everyone is so lucky.
Danny Veys – A guide to digging for forgers and foreigners
Danny Veys (BEL) travelled the Yukon region in Canada on foot and by canoe with a large format camera. 120 years ago, this was the scene of an unprecedented gold rush. Veys retraced the footsteps of these gold diggers and shows the impact of mining.
Antoine Wagner – Creatives in exil
Migration is a big issue of our time, says Antoine Wagner (USA). He paired landscapes of the Swiss mountains, that were a major source of inspiration for exiled romantic composers of the 19th century, with portraits of over twenty emigre artists living in Hamburg today. The men and women in the photos come from Colombia, Syria, China and seventeen other countries. Wagner’s great-great-grandfather, the composer Richard Wagner, lived in Swiss exil for nine years.
Nanó Wallenius – Only last spring I started wearing pink
Is pink a rebellious colour? It is for Nanó Wallenius (FIN) who was forbidden to wear pink as a child, it would make her look feminine and weak. Now she explores traditional views of femininity and gender stereotypes in pink self portraits.
Erien Withouck – All living on a giant’s solar model of the universe
Erien Withouck (BEL) likes strange text combinations and regularly dives into the archives. With wordplay, she challenges us to think about the context and meaning of photos.
Brigitte Zieger – Women are different from men
Brigitte Zieger (DEU) is critical of the way war and violence are visualised and legitimised in our society. She processed found photos of women holding guns and pistols. The result is frightening and attractive at the same time.
Fotograaf des Vaderlands (Dutch ambassador of photography)
To be announced September 7th.