CURATING

At Encontros da Imagem Braga (Portugal)

Having al lot of interesting portfolio reviews and also install the exhibition of Anais Lopez’s ‘Only in Burundi’. The opening was a big succes; a lot of vistors.DSCN5321

IMG_9921

Back from a great festivalweek in Arles!

The Photofestival in Arles was fantastic; I met interesting photographers and international experts. Also seen nearly 600 photography books who have been published the past year. What an huge number and a lot of them of great quality.

dscn5039

Where am I?……………..Les Recontres Arles Photographie

From 7 to 12 July 2014 I visit the photo festival in Arles. Email me if you want to make an appointment: info[at]photorevolt.nl

arles2014

CURATING

Anaïs López & Eva Smallegange
ONLY IN BURUNDI
Photoville NY

Two years photographer Anaïs López and writer Eva Smallegange worked on this project and eventually succeeded in making a new book about Burundi: a book with a positive outlook, containing personal stories of Koky, their guide and the main narrator. He tells about his childhood and introduces ten of his friends from different strata of society such as the manioc miller from whom he buys his flour, the princess who was once engaged to his brother, the president, and his cousin the cow herder. They share their view on what you need to survive in this intriguing country, five years after the ending of the civil war that raged for years: to get things done you need the right connections.

The exhibition at Photoville New York shows their journey in an ingenious way. Photos of different size and thickness, colored tape that connects the different images and stories and audio fragments immerse the viewer in the world of their guide, Koky, and the viewer discovers modern day Burundi through his eyes.

IMG_7229

DSCN4908

DSCN4923