From the 10th of April – 5th of June I will be in Mexico for several projects. As last year I will be supervising Dutch anthropology students during a fieldwork methodology course in Cholula/Puebla, together with Tine Davids. Furthermore, I will be making a photoreport on Santa Muerte, Mexico’s marginalised Saint. In Panama I will […]
Great news: Mario is the star on the cover of The Pavement, a UK print magazine for the homeless. The pictures have been published inside, together with a small story. I am sure Mario will be so pround when he receives the magazine in the daycare in Barceloneta.
When researching themes for my ‘fotoreportaje largo’, I searched for nuns willing to participate in my photorpoject. At the Hijas de la Caridad I met Mario, an ex alcoholic re-integrating through his art. He is one of the most heartwarming persons I have met in my life and he was my best friend during my […]
The photoproject I made at the end of November at Nou Bostik in Barcelona on Shibari, Japanese erotic bondage has been published at Kinbaku Today, a digital magazine run from Washington. Unfortunately, they messed up fully the narrative that I created in my pictures. Therefore, I would recommend this link.
After an exceptional intensive and instructive period in Barcelona, I have returned to the Dutch lowlands. Prepared for a life in photojournalism, I discovered that this is both the most rewarding as well as the most difficult careerpath to choose. Fortunately, I was able to finish the first -and largest- part of the Master succesfully. […]
Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, is widely celebrated in Spain. In the late afternoon of the 5th of January, the Kings arrived by boat to the city, where they were welcomed by thousands of spectators and greeted by Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona. See here the photoreport. At night a large parade was held […]
On the 20th of December national elections were held in Spain. Independently, I figured out that Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, voted close to my house and decided to find out where exactly. I got up early, was present before the first vote was dropped at the polling station and made a small photo report […]
For an exercise in sport photography, I made a mini photo report on open air sports in Barceloneta. You can find it here.
On the 9th of December a large feast for the Immaculate Conception was held in Castelldefels, a village at the outskirts of Barcelona. On the 12th of December Latin Americans gathered in a church in Barcelona to venerate their Patroness, the Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe in an intense and beautiful Mexican mass. Together with Bolivia’s […]
For an exercise at the postgraduate photojournalism in Barcelona, we had to find a famous sporter, politican or cook, and make a portrait by using mutliple flashes. We made a this portrait of Sandor Martin, world’s youngest European champion boxing and world champion Junior, living in Barcelona. The picture was made by me, with the […]
At the 7th of November 2015 the yearly Museumnight in Amsterdam was held, in which most museums in Amsterdam opened their doors to the audience. The Academie voor Nutteloze Kennis, an inititative of Filosofie Magazine and New Scientist, invited me for a presentation. In the form of a Pecha Kucha, 20 slides of each 20 […]
On the 6th of November 2015 my promotor Prof.dr. Willy Jansen, gave her valedictory speech at the Radboud University Nijmegen. To honour her, and as a gesture of gratitude, a book was offered to her with contributions on myths of gender. The book Mythen van Gender: Essays voor Willy Jansen, bundles essays of her colleagues, […]
Today I made a photo-report on Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona about the celebration of All Saints’ Day. Published on Demotix and (in French) on Citizenside.
For an exercise at the postgraduate study in photojournalism in Barcelona we had to take pictures of a spectacle, such as dance, theatre or circus. I choose circus and went to a show of Circus Smile, a small Italian circus travelling through Cataluña. In this link you will find my pictures. .
An article on the marginalised Mexican folk saint ‘Holy Death’ was published in the Dutch magazine ‘Immaterieel Erfgoed’ -Intangible Heritage – in October 2015. The magazine is published by The Dutch Centre for Folk Culture and Intangible Heritage.
Newstory published at Verspers, Citizenside, Demotix
During the first week of the postgarduate in photojournalism, we had an assignment to make a photo-report on the Correfoc. It is a Spanish tradition often held at Catalan festivals in which people dressed up as devils light firecrackers, directed towards the crowds. The audience can participate and tries to get as close to the […]
While in Cuba I made a photo-report on Havana Vieja for online Latin-America magazine Consentido.
On the 27th of August, the last day of the Magnum Documentary Course, all participants’ projects were presented and screened at the Lower Art Gallery in London. Click here to see my project on Hare Krishna .
During the first week of the Intensive (truly, it is-) Magnum Documentary Photography Course, I wrote a blog on the search for projects in the streets of London.
In July I was in Cuba, where I visited (a.o.) Pachi, the protagonist of Sin Limites. His melancholic moments were moderated and he was back in a powerful, positive and creative flow of energy.
Sin Limites is still on world tour! Between 14th and 19th of July 2015 Sin Limites will be screened at the Asterisco International LGBTIQ Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hurray!
On the 14th of May Sin Limites has been screened at URACCAN University in Bluefields, Nicaragua, during a course on Decolonial Feminist Theory. The session focused on Masculinity and Violence from a Feminist Perspective, led by Jessica Martinez Cruz. The audience was moved and enthusiastic about the fact that Pachi was not portrayed as a […]
During the excursion we made with the students to tropical Cuetzalan, I made a photo report about the ritual of the ‘ Flying Dancers ‘.See here a report in words and pictures.
On the 3 rd of May I travelled to Huaquechula, a small village in Central Mexico, in the State of Puebla, where the feast of the Holy Cross is celebrated colorful and exuberantly . Here you will find a photo report. http://www.verspers.nl/foto/verspers/10504/regenriten-bij-de-heilige-kruisviering-in-huaquechula-mexico/#.VUhA65M5Rv4
From 17 -4- 2015 – 17 -5- 2015 I work as a supervisor of a third year Bachelor methods course of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nijmegen, a month in Mexico. In collaboration with students of the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula 14 Dutch students learn to do fieldwork, including participant […]
Between 29-4-2015 and 10-5-2015 a film festival with the cheerful name Schwullesbisches Film Festival Pink Apple will take place in Zurich and Frauenfeld . Sin Limites will be shown here; featuring Cuban Pachi on the Swiss screen while I will be in Mexico.
On Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 17:45 and on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 14:15 Sin Limites will be screened in a block of shorts called : ‘Free to be me’ at the Roze Filmdagen in ‘Het Ketelhuis’ in Amsterdam. Both days I will be present for Q&A.http://www.rozefilmdagen.nl/programma/18/free-to-be-me
Hurray! In August 2015 I’m going to improve my capacities in documentary photography. And how! In a unique collaboration of photographers working at prestigious Magnum Photo and experts from the University of the Arts in London, for the second time in human history, a Summer School will be organized where I have obtained a place. […]
On the 16 January 2015, I made an atmosphere impression of the open day for a new school in Utrecht.