On May 12, the 25th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club will take place in the Cloud Nine in TivoliVredenburg. Sterre Sprengers and Rob Hornstra will interview Alessandra Sanguinetti (via Zoom), Kadir van Lohuizen, Louise Honée and Yara Jimmink.
Alessandra Sanguinetti will talk about her latest book ‘The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer’. In this book, she returns to rural Argentina to continue her collaboration with Belinda and Guillermina, two cousins who, as girls, were the subject of the first book in her ongoing series, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams. In this second part, we see the daily life of Guillermina and Belinda when they are between 14 and 24 years old.
In After Us the Deluge, photographer Kadir van Lohuizen shows the impact of rising sea levels on communities. He travelled to seven regions in the world to capture the havoc caused by global warming. The book is a disturbing time document. For each chapter, an expert from the region wrote a contribution about the specific problems in his or her country. The former chairman of FOTODOK, Water Envoy Henk Ovink is in the book too.
Yara Jimmink graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2020 with an exhibition and publication ‘When summer became winter’. The publication is shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2020. Yara combines family photos, portraits, photos of flowers and plants and sound recordings in an associative way. Yara’s aim is to show in a poetic way how history can be passed on so that not only she, but also the viewer, has a better understanding of how history always has a place in the present
Louise Honée takes us into the daily life of children and teenagers in McDowell County in West Virginia USA. She turned her gaze to the forgotten America decimated by the demise of the mining industry. This former prosperous coal mining center in the United States has turned into a hopeless place with little prospects of better times. Honée shares a poetical, intimate and hopeful view on the relationship and attachment of this youth to the environment where they have grown up.