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
In the exhibition series entitled The Collection Illuminated by…, the Nederlands Fotomuseum invites successive guest curators to make their own personal selections from the museum’s rich and varied collection. For the eighth exhibition in the series, the ‘guest curator’ brought in by the Nederlands Fotomuseum is smart software capable of selecting images independently on the basis...Read more
After months of closed museums we are happy to finally announce the opening of NOWHERE – Imagining The Global City by photographer Frank van der Salm, a Paradox production in collaboration with the Nederlands Fotomuseum. The central theme of Frank van der Salm’s work is urban development as an expression of our time. Over the last 25...Read more
In BITTER Chocolate Stories Dutch journalist Marijn Heemskerk and prize winning Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali interview and picture 15 children who have managed to escape forms of child labour on cocoa plantations in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. More than 2 million children there, continue to be the victims of the mechanisms of poverty as well as...Read more