“We do it ourselves,” is a statement often used by young Dutch photographers. “We do it ourselves,” in how we organize our exhibitions, searching for different ways to fundraising and different ways to publish our books. It, along with a solid documentary tradition, is one of the characteristics that make Dutch photography nationally and internationally famous. The photo book also has a long tradition, and its popularity is rising among both young and more established photographers. For young photographers, it is often the best way to tell their stories. Within that photo book, you increasingly see the attempt to cross boundaries and find new ways of storytelling.
Interview documentary photographer Petra Stavast by Mirelle Thijsen and Eefje Blankevoort/Pospektor
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