For adoption: Dutch Doc Films

DUTCH DOC FILMS is a series of films on documentary photography. The first 5 webfilms are made in 2010 by Eefje Blankevoort – Arnold van Bruggen/Prospektor and me/IPhoR and commissioned by DUTCH DOC (Fonds BKVB). Five documentary photographers with a professional attitude towards art practice as research have been interviewed: ROB HORNSTRA, PETRA STAVAST, JUDITH VAN IJKEN, WILLEM POPELIER and ANDREA STULTIENS. They talk in the film about their working methods, strategies of editing and selecting, funding and references regarding book projects. Since 2011 the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) trasferred some of its ambitions regarding the promotion of the discipline documentary photography to the DUTCH DOCUMENTARY PHOTO FOUNDATION. Ongoing projects are adopted by the DUTCH DOCUMENTARY PHOTO FOUNDATION. Fortunately, for now, the series of 5 films are still shown on the webpage DUTCHDOC FILMS. The question that remains is whether The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam is considering adopting and continuing the series of interview films – for research purposes, its future exhibition programme, and in order to document new strategies in Dutch documentary photography – for the record. Three films were launched in May 2010 at NYPH10 in conjunction with DUTCHDOC!SPACE , an exhibition on do-it-yourself and hands-on principles in Dutch documentary photography. The photographers involved use the films for educational programming at Art Academies, incorporate them in exhibition displays or link them to news feeds on museum websites.

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