Oproep 4

The Body Issue

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I am part of international collective Femxphotographers.org. Our goal is to increase the visibility of female photographers, since women are still underrepresented in the art world. Femxhotographers.org is aiming to change this situation and calls upon women to reinforce their positions collectively. We published our first book in 2020 with Hatje Cantz, wich is already in its second edition.

Wat is meerstemmigheid voor jou en welk(e) aspect(en) ervan houden je vooral bezig?

Exposing and deconstructing the dominant male gaze in (Fine Art) photography. Our first publication brought together an international range of photographic positions concentrating on a comprehensive, genuine, less idealized view of the body: Just as diverse, as we women* are. We want to empower other women* to take control and shape the contemporary discourse – by organizing exhibitions and panels and by providing photographers with an empowering network of solidarity and mutual support.

Wat is het idee, voorstel of initiatief dat je wenst voor te stellen?

For the Call I want to propose a workshop. It would span all the way from the initial idea of a (photo or fine art) book to the final thing on the table. Forming and organizing a group, the funding process, finding a curator, working with a designer, finding a publisher, working out a concept, finding someone to contribute texts, layout and editing, the printing process, distribution and marketing. Diversity to us also means: Wich photographs to pair - thinking about the contexts of white and BIPOC bodies? Wich fonts resemble diversity? And also when or when not to compromise.