This ongoing series observes the workings and politics of local governance in the setting of the small Himalayan state of Sikkim, which was once a monarchy before it was annexed by India in 1975.

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Between Spaces started off as an exploration to one of many definitions of the view. What is the meaning of a view as part of a landscape?

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‘Born Free’ is the name given to the generation of South Africans born after the abolition of apartheid.

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This series is a body of staged photographs based around the language used during the Brexit campaign.

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The urge to cling to our mobile devices is shown through abstract images in a realistic setting.

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Humanoids are robots that are very similar to humans. Martines thinks it is important to create awareness about the consequences of the increasing technological possibilities of these humanoids.

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There is no denying it: Instagram is the new medium of digital art in our contemporary visual culture. Digital art is a discipline that mainly attracts young creatives. In addition to the “traditional” form of photography, Fotofestival Schiedam wants to offer online a stage to today’s heroes and show the contrast between the two forms of photography.

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Artist Marisol Mendes delves into who she is in relation to her female lineage in her series Madre. The experience is a return to the womb, a journey back to her motherland in Bolivia, where the representation of women remains whitewashed, unidimensional and phallocentric despite its rich loom of femininity.

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Magnum Photos is an international cooperation of photographers founded in 1947 by the famous photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and David Seymour. The cooperative has acquired a status of mythical proportions and is still perceived as the highest achievement for some young photographers.  

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OPEN CALL EXHIBITION: A selection of international photographers exhibit their most iconic image of the recent eventful period.

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We are currently living in the midst of a period where many new transitions are taking place, from the economic effects of our current corona society to deep structural, social changes that are now taking place because of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Sea and Jewelry by Japanese photographer Yoshi Okamoto gives us a glimpse into the world of tears and heartbreak through an informal and above all, very intimate and vulnerable lens.

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In his series The Raw Lifestyle of Hostel Dwellers, photographer Mpumelelo Buthelezi depicts and captures the mood and the evolving lifestyle inside the Nance Field Hostel in Soweto, Johannesburg.

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This encouragement award is an initiative of Cultural Forum Schiedam and offers a stipend to three Dutch photographers. This stipend is attached to an assignment to produce new work within the theme of social change in the city.

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