About Paradox

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.

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  1. Studio Aleppo [The Hague]

    Outdoor exhibition

    20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2017 Spui, The Hague (NL)

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    Outdoor exhibition 20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2017 Spui, The Hague (NL)

    In the exhibition Studio Aleppo [The Hague] at ‘Spuiplein’, 28 inhabitants from The Hague introduce themselves to you. Some of them are newcomers, while others have lived here for a long time. The portraits, taken by renowned photographer Robin de Puy, challenge you to reflect on your judgment about refugees. The portraits are a selection of the fifty The Hague...

  2. BITTER Chocolate Stories

    Exhibition

    13 Oct 2017 - 22 Nov 2017 Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)

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    Exhibition 13 Oct 2017 - 22 Nov 2017 Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)

    In the exhibition BITTER Chocolate Stories visitors can experience the power of being surrounded by monumental portraits of the fifteen children that harvest the cocoa for the chocolate you love so much. Photographed by Joana Choumali and interviewd by Marijn Heemskerk, they are telling their stories while looking the visitor in the eyes. Visitors will discover how we...

  3. Joana Choumali back in Amsterdam

    Book signing BITTER Chocolate Stories

    22 Nov 2017 Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)

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    Book signing BITTER Chocolate Stories 22 Nov 2017 Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (NL)

    An opportunity for photobook lovers and collectors! We are happy to announce that Joana Choumali and Marijn Heemskerk will join us during the final week of the exhibition in Amsterdam. On November 22, from 16-17h a special book signing will take place at the closing event of the exhibition at the Beurs van Berlage.