Call 2: Working sustainably internationally

To face, together, a globalized market and to develop individual projects as well as collective projects on major and cross-border issues.

What aspect of sustainable international work concerns you?

Our structure is composed of photographers based all over the world in order to treat subjects with different views and limit our travels.

Description

At the center of Inland's project is the cooperation and sharing of resources between photographers in order to face, together, a globalized market and to develop individual projects as well as collective projects on major and cross-border issues. Since 2020, Inland has set up an internal lab allowing its photographers to share their projects and to challenge them with the other members of the cooperative in order to gather their opinions, advice and suggestions. Given the economic and health situation, many photographers have encountered difficulties. They can be confronted with precarity and isolation, especially since travel and exhibitions have been limited. Therefore, we believe it is necessary to offer the opportunity to other photographers to experience this program that has helped us get through the first months of the pandemic in a productive way. The principle is to support other artists all over the world through an accessible and inclusive approach, while developing a remunerative activity for the parties involved.

How can your idea or proposal have an impact on international practice within or with Flanders and Brussels and beyond?

Inland is an innovative structure responding to a common desire to create a different distribution tool on which photographers have control. It combines photographers, authors, creatives, project developers around the common idea that we need to build projects globally. Through each project, the structure tries to achieve three objectives: educate, transmit and create an impact. Inland and its lab relate to Flanders and Belgium at different levels: First, the presence of two photographers resident in Belgium, one Flemish Tjorven Bruyneel, the other French, Mélanie Wenger, members of Inland and involved in the Lab. Secondly, Inland maintains relations with Belgian and Flemish actors, publications and structures in addition to the rest of its network. And last but not least, given the diversity of our members' profiles, the lab is open to photographers of all nationalities and/or English speakers.

Do you have the time to commit to online meetings with an international working group on a regular basis (e.g. monthly) starting in May 2021, for a period of max. 1 Year?

Yes

Time

I have a preference for meetings during the week in the daytime but I can manage to be available on weekends during the day if needed.

Do you have access to a stable internet connection for online meetings?

Yes

What time zone are you in?

CET-Central European Time-UTC +1

Which languages do you speak and understand?

French, English

Contact details

Ariane Kovalevsky contact@inlandstories.com