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
In the early 1990s the Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen and journalist Margalith Kleijwegt travelled to Welkom, a small mining town in South Africa, to document the last days of apartheid. An email by South African photographer Lebohang Tlali, 25 years later, was the start of the multi-vocal project Welkom Today. The exhibition in Stedelijk...Read more
Seasons greetings, photobook lovers! In 2019/2020, Paradox celebrates 25 years of documentary projects. Founded in 1993, our first four productions became visible in 1995. Starting with a film projection in the streets of Amsterdam, The Neighbor Next Door, by Shimon Attie, Paradox went on to produce extensive documentary projects. Remember Ad van Denderen’s early look...Read more
The complete Ebifananyi series, I – VIII by Andrea Stultiens is now on sale for a limited time only. The publications are part of Stultiens’ long-term research project on the concept of ‘ebifananyi’, which means ‘likenesses’ in Luganda. In each book, she takes a certain Ugandan photographic collection as a starting point for a visual...Read more