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
NOWHERE shows a world in which Instagrammability is first and foremost; in which the new reality is dictated by the seductive image that may (later) be made from it. Architecture, design and urban landscape, directed by the mechanisms of global big business. The same antiseptic beauty, all over the world. The monograph collects photographer Frank...Read more
On December 31, 2020, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player, the once revolutionary technology developed by Macromedia that opened the doors to true multimedia storytelling on the web. This means you have less than three months left to view the pioneering Flash-based websites Paradox developed with Rotterdam based designers Antenna-men for >Play, Carel...Read more
On the 4th of August, explosions at the port of Beirut devastated the city. 800m from the site, the Arab Image Foundation’s premises sustained substantial damage. In addition to initiating conservation projects and workshops at the intersection of artistic creation, research, and archiving, the AIF restores and conserves hundreds of thousands of photographic objects and...Read more