ddk.#2 BRUSSELS - BOZAR - 23.06.2016
DDK #20 CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE
© Michiel Hendryckx
On the 21st of December De Donkerste Kamer takes place at Concertgebouw in Brugge.
The headliner of the evening is photographer Pieter ten Hoopen. He will talk about his latest project, Migrant Caravan. With this series he also won the World Press Photo Award this year. Ten Hoopen will be accompanied by Jimmy Kets, he discusses his career as a photojournalist at De Standaard. Furthermore, the Iranian-Belgian photographer Mashid Mohadjerin reviews Textile in Resistance. Michiel Hendryckx analyses his new book Nog Altijd Ergens. Then, Eric Rinckhout will present the exhibition Present by Vanfleteren and Stijn Meuris will do a live spoken column on a topicality issue. Finally, Geoffrey Burton performes the music.
Pieter ten Hoopen:
With the series The Migrant Caravan, Dutch-Swedish photographer Pieter ten Hoopen won the first World Press Photo Story of the Year. The project is about a caravan with about seven thousand Central American refugees, including at least 2300 children, who are trying to get to the border of America. Today ten Hoopen teaches photojournalism and storytelling globally on a wide variety of photography institutes.
Michiel Hendryckx is not only an admired photographer, he also turns out to be a gifted writer. With this double talent, he has been travelling weekly to another place for a picture and a story for DS Weekblad for more than eight years. In his compact texts, the author gives a lot of information but also dares to be romantic like no other. The new edition to the sequel ‘Altijd ergens’ is ‘Nog 'Altijd Ergens’, which he will discuss at De Donkerste Kamer.
Jimmy Kets talks about his years of experience at De Standaard as a press photographer, especially how he keeps himself sharp after he has photographed almost everyone that matters. He creates images that transcend the purely documentary and acquire a metaphorical meaning. Kets' photography is characterised by a touch of surrealism and humour, a strong sense of colour and attention to meaningful details.
With the Iranian-Belgian photographer Mashid Mohadjerin, De Donkerste Kamer welcomes someone who has been intensively involved with images all her life. In 2009 she touches the world with a photo of boat refugees. This resulted in winning the World Press Photo Award. The protesting power of no-slogan fabrics are the central focus of her latest project ‘Textile as Resistance’.