HELP US FUND THE DOCKING HUB
These last few months we, Anais Lopez (photographer) and myself have been setting up a new photography platform: Docking Station. Docking Station aims to bring engaged visual stories further.
Our dream is to place a little cabin, a Docking Hub, behind the Volkshotel in Amsterdam, where photographers can reside and work on their special stories. The Docking Hub will also become a meeting place for photographers and photography lovers. We will organize all kinds of activities there, from workshops to pop-up exhibitions.
To make this possible we are starting a crowdfunding campaign. We already have part of the funds needed to create this space, but we are not there yet. Will you help us realize our dream? As a donor you will become part of our growing community and you will recieve smaller or bigger rewards. For example, your name can be put on the Docking Hub and you can even spend a night in the Hub.
How does it work? It’s simple. You can donate through: voor de kunst
Presentation of the documentary photography assignment of the Municipality Amersfoort (NL), with the work of Hans Hoentjen, Elisabeth Karstens, Frank van den Hout. The Municipality of Amersfoort provided three photographers with an assignment to create a documentary serie about the changes on and along the The Grebbe Line (Dutch: Grebbelinie) a forward defence line of the Dutch Water Line. This year it was the first time that the advisory board decided to give the assignment to amateur photographers in the context of talent development.
On a regular basis I work for the bachelor and mastercourse photography at AKV/St.Joost. In addition to my lessons I organize, in collaboration with exhibition designer Michl Sommer from Featuring Amsterdam, workshops where photography students learn how to make an exhibition. Title of the workshop: ‘Speeddating White Cubes’.
Corinne Noordenbos was for many years Head of the Department of Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). On 23th April she said farewell to retire. For her I made, together with exhibition designer Michl Sommer and photography students, an installation. On papersheet we pasted all contributions of colleaques and students in the form of photographes, text and quotes. At the end of the day we have folded the whole installation under the title ‘Wrap it Up!’, into a book. A beautifull gift for the photobook- collector and lover who she is.
Koen Hauser exhibiting in the Muiderslot
“The Emblemata Amatoria” of P.C. Hooft (a Dutch historian, poet and playwright, 1581-1647) contains of thirty images with a spell and short poem. The image was a literal imagination of the spell, the poem a deepening of the spell. P.C. Hoofts playfully provocative texts and images learned the reader something about the different faces of love. ‘Muiderslot’ (the best kept medieval castle in the Netherlands) asked Hauser to make new contemporary imgages inspired by ‘The Emblemata Amatoria’. Hauser made a serie of seven. In the visual language of Hauser frivolous Cupid plays no lead role, but two lively little children skeletons, for Hauser the ultimate symbol of impermanence with a-high ‘ feel-good factor ‘ due to the childishness. His still lifes have a unique relationship with the special atmosphere of the chapel of the Muiderslot (exhibition untill 28 June 2015). For this assignment I was the curator and consultant