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
For the photo project Welkom Today, photographers Ad van Denderen and Lebohang Tlali and team travelled back to Welkom. For six weeks, they set up an exhibition with earlier photos of the town by Ad and lead several photography workshops for students to inspire them to express themselves visually. The trip brought to life a historical and contemporary view on Welkom.Read more
During the second trip to Welkom, journalist Margalith Kleijwegt keeps a blog for the Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Margalith joined Ad van Denderen in 1990 to carry out Ad’s photo project Welkom in Suid-Afrika. Now, 27 years later, she writes about her experiences of Welkom anno 2017. Read the blogs below (in Dutch): 9 October 2017: Waar exposeer...Read more
The making of Studio Aleppo [Berlin]! Four photographers of the German Ostkreuz Agency portrayed 50 citizens of the metropole on 14 and 15 September. All portraits are on show from 21 – 27 October at the industrial Kühlhaus Berlin and later on on our website studioaleppo.eu together with all the portraits from earlier Studio Aleppo’s. By organizing the...Read more