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 September 2016 Paradox launched Studio Aleppo [Amsterdam] in collaboration with Koos Breukel and Issa Touma. Studio Aleppo is a project of pop-up studios, in which residents of a city and refugees who have recently arrived there are invited to have their portrait taken by a prominent photographer. As an act of hospitality and solidarity...Read more
From 7 November 2016 till 5 March 2017 the exhibition Women We has Not Lost Yet is on show at the Konstcentrum in Gävle, a medium size Swedish city, situated 170 km north of Stockholm. Eva Asp, director of the Gävle Konstcentrum shares her thoughts on engaged art. Where does the Konstcentrum stand for? ‘Gävle...Read more
Tokyo Symphony is an audiovisual installation that photographer Ed van der Elsken never completed during his lifetime. The photographs that Van der Elsken produced explicitly for this installation form a strong and colourful portfolio covering various aspects of life and culture in Tokyo and his love for and fascination with Japan. Tokyo Symphony is part...Read more