I was glad to contribute to The PhotoBook Review #012 (Aperture) as a guest editor. The issue is dedicated to relations between cinema and photobook. On the 23d of April The Stedelijk Museum presents a program on the relations between cinema and photobooks - The Moving Page: At the Crossroads of Cinema and Photobook. It is produced in conjunction with the exhibition Ed van der Elsken - Camera in Love, and invites a number of contributors: Roland Fischer-Briand, Tamara Berghmans, Paulien Oltheten, Lesley A. Martin. During the event, a new issue of The PhotoBook Review will be launched!
I was very happy to co-organise the event with Hripsimé Visser and Britte Sloothaak and look forward to it! I have contributed an essay Eye + Water = to the book Noir by Martine Stig - an exciting publication produced by Fw:Books. THANK YOU, Mondriaan fund! In March, 2017 I received 'een positief oordeel' - a positive verdict - regarding my research application 'The Moving Page. At the Crossroads of Cinema and Photobook'. A few events, the result of this research, will follow soon! On 24.09.16 I take part in a round table discussion 'A Photographer as a Curator' at FotoDepartament. I'm very excited to be writing about the book "Maximilian Stejskal – Folklig idrott" edited by Marie-Isabel Vogel and Alain Rappaport for the upcoming issue of EXTRA (published by the Museum of Photography of Antwerp). In August 2016, I started to teach at Webster University in Leiden at Media Communications department. The courses I take care of are Digital Basic Photography and History of Photography. Colta.ru invited six curators to prepare a selection of emerging Russian photographers for a special online project. In summer 2016, I will be posting about new names & projects in Russian photography. 'Conversations on Photography' is launched!
Willem Popelier, Karin Krijgsman, Karin Bareman, Suzan Geldhoff, Zhenia Sveshinsky, Raymond Frenken and me start with a conversation on selfies. Part of our dialogue is published in Extra 19 (FOMU foto museum's magazine), and other threads of the conversation can be found at fw: website. A new school of photography was launched in St. Petersburg - fotografika! An intensive two years study program, and I am glad to contribute with a course 'Thousand Words' that begins in spring, 2016! Good news! Mondriaan Fonds has supported the initiative 'Conversations on Photography' by FW: books and a team of researchers to which I am happy to belong to. We will talk about conversations soon!