Paradox is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1993. We develop projects on contemporary issues with documentary authors: photographers, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and researchers.
Founded with the aim of stimulating the development of documentary photography, Paradox has initiated more than 60 unique productions that have travelled to some 120 venues worldwide. We organise symposia and produce exhibitions as well as audiovisual, digital and printed publications.
The recording of history as it unfolds and the interaction between the highly complex cultural, economic and technological facets of society are recurring areas of interest in both our thematic and monographic projects.More
Do we live in separate worlds? Can we accept segregation in our societies? These questions are central to Welkom Today Studio, taking place in the lobby of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September from 10.00 -12.00. Guided by photographer Lebohang Tlali, students from South African and Dutch schools will run a...Read more
How do young people experience their connection or separation from other cultural groups in their neighbourhood and city? How accessible are institutes and cultural platforms to them? Who has access, who doesn’t and how can we break the boundaries? Join us for Kwaku Conversation, a discussion (in English) included in the Welkom Today @ Amsterdam Zuid(oost) programme this Saturday...Read more
The three Welkom Today authors Lebohang Tlali, Ad van Denderen and Margalith Kleijwegt will present and discuss the book with Margriet van der Waal, Professor of South African literature, culture and history at UvA. Join us for the presentation at Zuid-Afrikahuis, Amsterdam on Wednesday July 10 at 19.30.Read more