With the exhibition Part of Me… Shaping Mental Spaces (26 August–20 November 2022), FOTODOK invites artists to show projects that respond to their lived experiences of various mental states. Experiences of mental health vary greatly, and we all relate to it in different ways. While some people’s mental wellbeing is rarely challenged, others are affected in more frequent and demanding ways. In recognizing the multitudinal ways in which mental health inhabits the mind and body, it is important to amplify the voices of those whose daily lives are shaped by their dealings with certain struggles or patterns.

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The Open Studio presents a selection of works in progress by 10 emerging artists—the participants of FOTODOK’s talent program Lighthouse 2021/2022: Chris Becher, Marvel Harris, Lena Holzer, Daniël Lokerse, Sana Mulay, Nastassja Nefjodov, Peter Pflügler, Katharina Siegel, Rens de Vries and Mirre Korevaar-Wijnja. How does a photographic body of work or a series emerge and develop? What unforeseeable and numerous intermediate steps are occurring from an initial idea and a work you’d call finished? What does it mean to engage with the photographic medium in today’s pluralistic world?

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FOTODOK announces a free open call inviting artists related to the city or province of Utrecht to submit their proposals of projects focused around a certain community in the city. We want to give a stage to the voices of people connected through values, identity, religion, or practices. In 2023, FOTODOK’s overarching theme is “Grounding,” with this call contributing to it. We are particularly interested in community relations with enduring attachment between people and the networks or the spaces they establish.

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Curatorial Intern (20 hours a week)

We are looking for a curatorial intern for 20h a week from the 6th of December for at least three months. Read more to find out if we could be a match! Please send your CV and motivation letter to info@fotodok.org. The deadline for applications is the 25th of November 2021. We will contact you on the 26th of November to set up an interview on the 29th.

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FOTODOK in Paris – Earthlings

On 11 November FOTODOK will open in Atelier Néerlandais in Paris the exhibition Earthlings. Earthlings is an exhibition by FOTODOK made in collaboration with curator Jenny Smets. It shows a selection of work from artists who recently graduated from the photography departments of Dutch art academies. The artists were part of Blurring The Lines, an international talent program founded in 2016 by the Paris College of Art and Urbanautica Institute.

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‘Pass it on’

Meet the first photobook to be published by FOTODOK! ‘Pass It On. Private Stories, Public Histories’ is a follow up to the exhibition of the same name, which took place at FOTODOK from November 2020–February 2021. As the show largely happened during a lockdown, FOTODOK wanted to find alternative ways to open it up to our audience.

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Exhibition: Pass It On. Private Stories, Public Histories

On the November 27th 2020, FOTODOK opens its new exhibition Pass It On. Private Stories, Public Histories. FOTODOK invites artists Inge Meijer (NL), Lebohang Kganye (ZA), Marianne Ingleby (US/NL), and Pablo Lerma (ES/NL) to take over the space at Lange Nieuwstraat 7 for three months, and transform it into a dynamic space for them to work on ongoing projects, present their artistic processes, and lead one on one dialogues with our visitors.

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Press – Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments

FOTODOK presents a selection of digital media clippings with materials dedicated to the exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments. Anastasia Mityukova. Project Iceworm – An essay by Duncan Wooldridge for GUP. Stefanos Tsivopoulos. The Precarious Archive – An interview by Steve Bisson for Urbanautica. Michał Siarek. Alexander – An audio interview by Daria Tuminas for Stranded FM. Florian Göttke. Burning Images: Between Tradition and Politics – An essay by Merel Bem for de Volkskrant. Exhibition Review by Merel Bem for de Volkskrant.

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