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
Welkom Today photographers Ad van Denderen and Lebohang Tlali, art blogger and moderator Stephanie Afrifa, Renzo Martens and Melle Smets will discuss whether Western artists can make accurate statements on the history of Africa, a continent that is not their own. The debate will take place at Eye Filmuseum in Amsterdam on 11 June at...Read more
In collaboration with FotoFestival Naarden, Pf Magazine is organising a debate about a place for professional photography in the Netherlands: Platform Fotografie Nederland on June 12 at 15.00. The directors of seven photography institutions wish to address the Minister of Culture Ingrid van Engelshoven. In the recently issued advice from the Council for Culture, a place...Read more
On the occasion of the exhibition Welkom Today and in collaboration with Paradox, the Stedelijk Museum is organizing a debate panel on the importance of manifold voices in contemporary documentary photography on May 19 between 15 and 17 hrs. Photographers Ad van Denderen, Lebohang Tlali, Susan Meiselas and Khalid Amakran will respond to Welkom Today...Read more