On Wednesday the 8th of July, FOTODOK organizes Take Off: an online graduation event in which all graduates from Dutch documentary photography programs will have the opportunity to pitch their graduation work to photography professionals – curators, editors, gallery owners and publishers.
Normally, photography students organize a graduation show during these months in which their work is presented to the public and (photography) experts from the field. Because that is not possible now, FOTODOK offers you with Take Off an online opportunity to connect graduation students and experts from the field. Students from different photography programs participate in Take Off, among them students from Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, AKV | St.Joost in Breda, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam and Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie.
During Take Off, every student is given 6 minutes to present his / her graduation project (in English or Dutch) to the experts. As an expert you can view the pitches, but not respond directly. The FOTODOK website then serves as a place for the graduation work and the contact details of these graduates, so that experts can easily contact all artists afterwards. Depending on the number of registrations we determine the end time of the event, because we do not select.
Where and when?
Take Off will take place on July 8 at 1:00 PM via Zoom. The end time is determined when we
have received all registrations. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting after your registration.
For graduates there will be a try out on July 7 at 4:00 PM where you can participate to test
if everything works.
How to participate?
- As a graduate: you can register as a graduate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before June 30!
Important: state in your application the information about yourself and your graduation project as described in this briefing. There will be no selection procedure, but your work must have a documentary starting point. If you want to participate in Take Off, we expect you to present a sneak peak of your graduation work that lasts a maximum of 6 minutes. In what way to present your project within these 6 minutes is totally up to you. Projects can be presented in either English or Dutch.
- As an expert: you can register as an expert by sending your name, position, and also your motivation to participate, to email@example.com. Registration is required to participate in the program, we provide you with the login details and a program booklet after you register.