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
No amateur football, no professional football, no Champions League, no UEFA Euro 2020, no champions this year. For over a century, football has brought people together. Now, ‘the most important side issue in life’ has come to a grinding halt. European Fields by Hans van der Meer, a project including a book and a travelling...Read more
Our hearts go out to you during this unprecedented time of crisis. To everyone who has contributed to Paradox projects, our venue partners and sponsors, the photographers, filmmakers, writers, designers, editors, service providers, interns, staff and board members, and of course our audience. First and foremost we hope that you and your loved ones stay...Read more
The Welkom Today books have made it to South Africa. An important aspect of the project was bringing Ad van Denderen’s 1990s photographs back to where they were taken – and never seen before. Equally as important – the books reaching the students of the three schools in Welkom and Thabong (Teto High, Welkom Gimnasium...Read more