Curator Selection / 2021 / /
As many of us are locked in houses, stressed with govermentlimits, and confronted with diseases, loneliness, care or worries, we might rethink the state of the world. How present are we? Are we watching or attending? Having topics as death, loss and loneliness in mind, this work shows my feeling of emptiness and loosing grip on life, wondering if and how we humans attend and participate in life on planet earth.
Nynke Brandsma (1986, currently living in Amsterdam) studied at the University of Applied Photography and the Photoacademy in Amsterdam. She is part of the &C Talent Academy and collective The Movement. Her work engages with perceptions of the theme of identity, questioning how to encourage people to judge less. With both documentary and autonomous work she explores her own life as well as that of subjects that catch her attention.
Awards GUP 2020, Fresh Eyes 2020, Visa pour L'image, 1st place emerging talents of the photoacademy, ND awards, Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Fotofestival Schiedam, &C talent, Fryslan Photo, TooTired Boston, Care4Corona, Noorderlicht Photofestival.