FOTODOK announces its collaboration with doc! photo magazine.
In collaboration with doc! photo magazine, FOTODOK is the co-editor of the magazine’s 48th issue, which
focuses on the subject of (mental) health. In this publication, FOTODOK introduces artists participating in
the upcoming exhibition Part of Me… Shaping Mental Spaces (26th August–20th November, 2022). The
show addresses society’s role in the state of our mental health, and highlights the intersectional aspects
of its impact on individuals.
doc! photo magazine was established in 2012 by BLOW UP PRESS and is dedicated to contemporary
documentary photography. Similar to FOTODOK, doc! is interested in shedding light on urgent societal
matters of today. It is a so-called “mook”—a publication format that combines features of both a magazine
and a book. Published once a year, doc! brings together 10 carefully selected portfolios that are given sig-
nificant attention and space within its pages, with individual design approaches to each. Simultaneously,
photographic projects are framed by in-depth commissioned texts that span a variety of formats.
As part of issue #48, Rebecca Simons speaks with Mandy Nijhof and Mieke Hessels; all of whom work
with the subject of sexualized violence and its effects. The work that shouldn’t have to exist is a recorded
conversation between the three artists, which is experimental in form, and powerful and urgent in terms of
its content. Efrem Zelony-Mindell, a non-binary artist, curator, and writer contributes with an essay cele-
brating the project Inner Journey by Marvel Harris, which tells the story of Marvel’s battle with gender
identity and autism. Curator Lara Nuberg writes about Peggy van Mosselaar’s Tali Pusat––a project about
her mother’s advancing dementia––which is informed by the research of contemporary second and third
generation Indo-European female creatives in the Netherlands who seek to reconnect with their ancestry.
Writer Sebastien Boncy’s House of Difference is a personal reflection on the work oc·u·lus /ˈäkyələs by
Irene Antonia Diane Reece, his former student. And finally, Gwen Pol presents a kaleidoscopic impres-
sion of the many projects and faces that comprise Outsiderland (Jan Hoek and Bruin Parry; Aàdesokan
Adedayo and Klaus Compagnie, Yasmine van Haesebroucke;,Niels-Jan Tavernier; Laetitia Bica and
Samuel Cariaux; Martine Derks and Model Nina 666).
This is FOTODOK’s second collaboration with doc! photo magazine; it follows issue #46, which
FOTODOK co-edited in 2020. We are happy to join forces once again to produce a publication that cre-
ates valuable and autonomous content, while providing further context to the exhibition Part of Me…
Shaping Mental Spaces. The official launch will take place at the opening of the exhibition on the 26th of
August at FOTODOK.
Between 15th June–15th July, FOTODOK runs a presale of the magazine.
You can get the issue for €22,50 EUR.
Pre-order a copy if you are a devoted photobook and printed matter aficionado.
Pre-order a copy if you are interested in the subjects of mental and global health.
Pre-order a copy if you would like to support the artists and FOTODOK.
Format: 235×320 mm
Number of pages: 188
Editor-in-chief: Grzegorz Kosmala
Guest editor: Daria Tuminas | FOTODOK
Design: Aneta Kowalczyk
Photo post-processing: Aneta Kowalczyk
Proof-reading: Ben Borek
Printing: Argraf, Warsaw
Publisher: BLOW UP PRESS