About Paradox

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.

Our productions experiment with multidisciplinary and multimedia forms of presentation (photography, film, audio, text) and are disseminated through diverse platforms (exhibitions, websites, books, apps and educational programmes). Our main goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible without losing the nuances that the addressed social issues require. This is the main driver behind our multi-platform strategy: by using a variety of platforms one reaches a variety of audiences. The synergy between different media and platforms creates new experiences for audiences and raises questions in unexpected ways. By combining old and new technology, media and platforms, we challenge the notions and conventions that surround the presentation of visual material.

Paradox does not programme its own exhibition space but collaborates with venues in the Netherlands and abroad.