Thursday, 2 February 2012

Tonight: Kodak Lecture Series w/ Bas Vroege

 From Picture Story to Multi-Platform Experience;
Notes on documentary photography in Holland

An evening lecture presented by Kodak Lecture Series and
The Ryerson School of Image Arts Student Lecture Series

Speaker:Bas Vroege (Holland)
Date:Thursday, February 2, 2012
Location:Rogers Communication Centre, Eaton Theatre (RCC 204), NE corner of Church & Gould

Noted Dutch curator, critic and educator, Bas Vroege, will speak on the postwar evolution of documentary photographic practice in Holland with a stress on recent cross-disciplinary and inter-media developments. 

Speaker Biography:

Bas Vroege (b 1958) studied Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and photography at Academie St. Joost in Breda (NL). He co-founded and directed Perspektief, centre for photography in Rotterdam, and the Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam from 1980-1992. He acted as the director in chief of Perspektief Magazine from 1980-1995.

Vroege founded Paradox in 1993 and has been the organisation's director since. Paradox produces photography-related multiplatform projects (exhibitions, books, films, websites) driven by a social agenda such as Go No Go (on migration in Europe with photographer Ad van Denderen and filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra, 2003), The Last Days of Shishmaref (on global warming, with photographer Dana Lixenberg and filmmaker Jan Louter, 2009) and ANGRY (group show on radicalisation, 2011). As an independent curator, he has been responsible for a number of cross-media festivals and exhibitions. For the 2009 Noorderlicht International Photo Festival, he curated the exhibition, Multivocal Histories.

Vroege has lectured since 2003 in editorial and curatorial practice at the Masters in Film and Photographic Studies (MaFPS) at the University Leiden. He is member of the International Board of Advisors of the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China) and of the Supervisory Board of World Press Photo (Amsterdam).

Paradox recently launched its first iApp, Via PanAm with Noor photographer Kadir van Lohuizen (on migration in the Americas) and is working on a number of new tablet apps as well as projects with e.g. portrait photographer Koos Breukel (Me We), journalists Robert Knoth, and Antoinette de Jong (Poppy - The Trail of Afghan Heroin) and photographer/filmmaker Hans van fer Meer (The Netherlands - Off-the-shelf).

In collaboration with industry partners Paradox will launch Y, a new platform for documentary in 2012.

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