© An-Sofie Kesteleyn: from the series Pearlstreet 165, 2010
Through an exhibition with the same name, de Brakke Grond welcomes .tiff, the new photography magazine of Antwerp’s FotoMuseum. This annual publication offers an introduction to the work of ten talented young Belgian photographers. De Brakke Grond presents a live edition of the magazine.
The curators of FotoMuseum Antwerp closely follow the latest developments in Belgian photography. For the first edition of .tiff, they selected ten young photographers who have stood out during the past year through the uniqueness, authenticity and currency of their work. For most of them, this will be their first time in the spotlight.
The magazine presents a portfolio of the most recent photos by each artist. The group exhibition in de Brakke Grond takes the magazine as its starting point, but will include additional works. The exhibition in combination with the magazine therefore present an extensive sampler of the work of the new generation of Belgian photographers.
Most of the photographers do not see their photos as an end product, but a means of getting a grip on their own lives. For this generation, photography is as natural a part of their world as their world is a part of their photography. This gives rise to photos that clearly emerge from a personal perspective: sometimes poetic, sometimes raw – and sometimes both at once. A personal approach that challenges the viewer to come up with an equally subjective response.
Image : © An-Sofie Kesteleyn