Exhibition: Night Watching by Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959, The Netherlands) is well-recognised for portraying specific social groups, such as mothers, adolescents, teenagers and soldiers. The key theme of her work – both still photography and video – is vulnerability, which she extracts from her subjects through the process of photographing on her large format camera. Through her photographic series, Dijkstra invites her viewers to follow her subjects as they transform over time, illuminating the variety of stages of adolescence and maturity.

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José Luis Cuevas: On the Resistance of Bodies

The project On the Resistance of Bodies by José Luis Cuevas (b. 1973, Mexico) collects material that signifies violence and the vulnerability of the human body, such as photographs of crime scenes, (nude) portraits, morgue images and car accidents. Shot in Mexico City, the series represents the omnipresence of violence in the city’s culture as well as in Cuevas’ own life. Besides this, he addresses a wider concept of the political, economic and social systems that govern us.

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Fatma Fahmy: Once There Was a Tram

Fatma Fahmy (b. 1991), an Egyptian documentary photographer, currently living in Cairo, has been selected as the first winner of the Daniele Tamagni Grant. The grant aims to encourage young photographers from the African continent to proceed a professional career in photography by providing a fully paid tuition for the Photojournalism and Documentography Course at the Market Photo Workshop School in Johannesburg, South Africa – including fully covered living expenses for one year, and curation of a new body of work to be presented at Festival Visa pour l’Image.

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