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FOTODOK NOMINEES FOR FUTURES 2024

FOTODOK is pleased to announce its nominees for the 2024 cycle of Futures: a pan-European photography platform. Farren van Wyk, Gilleam Trapenberg, Hanane El Ouardani, Prins de Vos and Suzette Bousema will each join the Futures network and showcase their work that addresses a range of important contemporary questions…

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INTERVIEW: LISANNE VAN HAPPEN

Ze is begon als “kleefstagiaire” en groeide uit tot Hoofd Talentontwikkeling, steunpilaar en internationaal ambassadeur van FOTODOK. Nu heeft Lisanne besloten FOTODOK te gaan verlaten om nieuwe uitzichten te vinden.

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An Evening at FOTODOK with Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen considers photography as a means for storytelling first. FOTODOK’s Director Femke Rotteveel spoke with the Norwegian Magnum-photographer at FOTODOK Photo Talks #1 about his work, experiments, authenticity, AI and the future of photojournalism.

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FOTODOK TALENT EMBASSY #2 SELECTION AND JURY REPORT

FOTODOK launches the second edition of the FOTODOK Talent Embassy, designed to support the involvement of 10 emerging photographers from the Netherlands in esteemed international photography festivals across Europe. The Talent Embassy extends our successful efforts from the Netherlands to an international level, showcasing talents and connecting them to valuable networks. Read more in the jury report and get to know the selected artists!

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REFLECTIONS: FOTODOK’S TAKE OFF #6

In a dazzling display of digital fellowship, Fotodok hosted its sixth edition of Take Off on December 15th, 2023. Spanning four hours, this virtual gathering connected 24 artists and 8 experts from diverse corners of the world – from South America to Asia, creating a tapestry of ideas and perspectives that transcended geographical boundaries. The primary goal was to foster connections between emerging artists and a global network of photography and arts sector experts, including professional photographers, curators, editors, and researchers.

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A memory archive of emotions

Thana Faroq’s photobook ‘How shall we greet the sun’ is a powerful testimony in pictures and texts by that testifies of her personal involvement with the experiences of a group of women: Thana’s peers, who migrated from their countries of origin – Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, and Palestine – to The Netherlands. Thana follows them in the process of ‘emerging from the ashes’ and finding a new future. Read our interview with Thana about creating a memory archive of emotions.

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Lighthouse edition #5 2023-24

FOTODOK’s talent program, Lighthouse, grants a unique opportunity to ten emerging talents selected by a panel of judges. These individuals are given the chance to cultivate new project proposals with comprehensive support spanning six months. These ten artists are dedicated to exploring the creation of new narratives that incorporate various perspectives, empowering the subjects of their work and fostering a meaningful connection with their audience. They do so through a multimedia approach, experimenting with diverse mediums and archival materials.

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TRIGGER #5 ‘A SHOT OF ‘ENERGY’ LAUNCHES ON THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER

How can one comprehend the relation between energy and photography or visual culture today? Trigger’s newest edition is an exploration of that question – and broadly thematizes alternative approaches to energy through photography, the issue of society’s decarbonisation, the call for repair and collective values. This issue therefore highlights the power, and the will, to generate alternative futures. Trigger #5 will be launched in Antwerp at FOMU on November 14 during the FUTURES meet-up.

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Freedom Lectures Special – Israel and Palestine 30 October 2023

The war in and around Gaza is a catastrophe unfolding before the eyes of the world. At the same time, much remains hidden. However, the images that reach us do show how the unrestrained violence threatens and destroys the lives of countless people. Their fate touches us and raises questions that cry out for answers.

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INTERVIEW: FELIPE ROMERO BELTRÁN

Femke and Peter talked with Felipe about his career so far and in particular about his project Dialect, which he presented at FOTODOK’s Booktalk in Tivoli, Utrecht, on October 5, 2023. Felipe’s career indicates a strong drive of going to places unknown, wherever he sees an opportunity to develop his skills and vision. Presently he is living and working in Paris.

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