Paradox is a not for profit organisation founded in 1993. We develop projects around contemporary issues with documentary authors: photographers, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and researchers.
Paradox has developed more than 50 distinctive activities, travelling to some 120 venues worldwide. Paradox was founded with the aim of stimulating the development in photography. To reach this, Paradox produces travelling exhibitions, organises symposia and publishes audiovisual, digital and printed publications.
The recording of history as it is unfolding, and the interaction between social, economic and technical factors, with the changes in society which flow from these changes, are recurring aspects in both our thematic and monographic projects.More
We are happy to announce that on March 28, the Mondriaan Fund revised its report regarding Paradox’ plans for 2017-2018. The continued support implies that we will be able to continue producing meaningful projects through 2017 for you. Despite the turn, both the initial and the current report reveal the growing tension between contemporary documentary practice and...Read more
From 227,222 visitors in 2015 to 723,814 visitors in 2016: the total number of visitors of Paradox projects almost tripled over the last year. We would like to thank our partners worldwide for the many fruitful collaborations!Read more
In February Ad van Denderen, Lebohang Tlali and a small team, Margalith Kleijwegt (writer), Sjors Swierstra (filmmaker) and Heleen Peeters (Paradox project manager) travelled to South Africa to research the possibilities for the project Welkom Today. Upon returning to the middle town 25 years since the launch of van Denderen’s publication Welkom in Suid-Afrika...Read more