Start project: 2016
Exhibitions: Centre Ceramique, Maastricht, the Netherlands (dec. 2018 - febr. 2019)
Limburgs museum (2018)
Arles, France (4th of july - 18th of july 2021)
Paris, France (26 th of october - 31 st of october 2021)
Description: Series about bullying, analog portraits of people who are victims of bullying or people who are bulliers.
First series 100 people were photographed, series is ongoing. In the first exhibition I have worked together with 'Stichting Omgaan met Pesten' to be able to educate people how to deal with bullying. The portraits are combined with illustrative photographs, which tell a personal story.
Awards: Competition HEIMAT 2018 - Exhibition Limburgs Museum
Foto Individueel 2019 GOLD (2 x)
TIFA Award 2019 - BRONZE (People Portrait)
BMK 2020 - title
BIFA Award 2020
Limburgse Biënnale 2020 - Exhibition Marres, Maastricht NL - (photo Sem)
Foto Individueel 2020 SILVER
Paris Photo 2020 (Collective du Herisson - exhibition Arles, FR)
Monochrome Photography Awards 2020
LICC 2020 Award 'Best in shoot'
TIFA 2020 Award - BRONZE (People Portrait)
Rabobank Portrait Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
MIFA 2021 Award
Lensculture Critics' Choice 2021
PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2021 (Gold and 2nd place winner)
TIFA 2021 Award
IPA 2021 Award
MIFA 2022 1st prize (People)
MIFA 2022 Gold (People/portrait)
Fotobond Honorabele Fotograaf - title
Impression made by André Hilkens - Centre Ceramique ,Maastricht - Opening 1st of december 2018.
On the 7th of March 2020 I was able to defend the photobook, I made, during the BMK ballotage in Rotterdam (Photomuseum) with positive result. The jury was unanimous about the series. Thee BMK (Bond Master Klasse) is highest possible award within the dutch Fotobond. For me it was the 2nd BMK title, on the 7th of March I received the 1st BMK title, for the serie 'In the shadow of voices'.
About the 1st exhibition I made a photobook, to get an impression about the 1st series click on the link. The series is ongoing so more portraits and other photographs and stories will follow.
The project had a lot of media attention, click on the link to get an overview.
The edit of the portraits is done by Karin Claus.