Live talkshow in which photographer and photo-book aficionado Rob Hornstra goes on stage with makers of photo books: photographers, designers and publisher are interrogated about there latest projects. Acclaimed (international) makers talk about the stories they try to tell and the choices they make when translating them into a photo book. Expect compelling content with the occasional critical note. Three books are always discussed with makers, designers and other professionals. These books are on sale during the evening (and can be signed!).
The 13th edition of FOTODOKs Book Club will take place TiviliVredenburg, Utrecht
Our first two guests of the 13th edition of the Book Club are:
Bieke Depoorter (BE) will be talking about her most recent book As It May Be, for which she traveled through Egypt in search for a new place to sleep every day. Depoorter went looking for trust, in a country were mistrust is predominant in everyday life. Especially during the Arab Spring, in which she started her travels, there was great uncertainty and mistrust in Egyptian society. Depoorter managed to get a glimpse Egyptian personal life, but she simultaneously became very aware of her position as an outsider, both cultural and as a photographer. Searching for a way to bridge that gap, she returned with her photos and asked the people she portrait to writhe their thoughts on them.
Ad van Denderen (NL) is a well-established name in Dutch photography. In his latest book Stone he shows us the Israel Palestinian conflict trough the metaphor of stone; the stone as weapon, as obstacle and as protection. Van Denderen started photographing 25 years ago, in a more traditional photojournalistic black and white style. After around 10 years he switched to colour and his approach became more observing. The book brings these two visions together in an attempt to present a nuanced view on this very complex conflict.
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