over FOTOBOEKEN

Een weblog van Ben Krewinkel waarop fotoboeken besproken worden. Nieuwe, maar vooral oude en niet altijd de meest makkelijk verkrijgbare.  
 

Srefidensi

The coming months I was commissioned by the project Srefidensi. The website will publish at least five essays on photobooks dealing with Surinam, or Dutch Guinea. You can read the first one here


All photographs from Looking for M. can be viewed on LensCulture with English and Portuguese captions.


Making Africa


Take a look at an article on some of the participating photographers op Lagosphoto in Ogojii magazine.


Looking for M. was part of LagosPhoto (Oct 24 - Nov 27). Read more about the project in Ours Magazine, This is Africa, One World (Dutch), Afrique in Visu (French) and theloggingroad.
While staying in Lagos to attend the Lagosphoto I made a series of portraits of the students of Yabatach. You can also take a look at a selection of portraits.


You can read an extensive interview in English on Looking for M. on Mirelle Thijssen's -theloggingroad.


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3

 Er nennt sich Gualbert und war Lehrer in Niamey, der Hauptstadt Nigers. Als der Staat ihn nicht mehr bezahlte und er seine Familie mit den fünf Kindern nicht mehr ernähren konnte, reiste er nach Eu-ropa. Mehr als zehn Jahre hat er als Illegaler in Amsterdam mit Putzjobs Geld verdient, um es nach Hause zu schicken. Der niederländische Fotograf Ben Krewinkel fotografierte Gualbert über mehrere Jahre und dokumentierte dessen Alltag. Krewinkels Fotos zeigen keine spektakulären Horrorszenen, nur lähmenden Stillstand und die Atmosphäre von Einsamkeit. Aus Familienfotos Gualberts, Gesprächsaufzeichnungen, Briefen und Dokumenten stellte Krewinkel 2012 mit seinem Protagonisten das Buch "A Possible Life" zusammen. Nun hat er Gualbert, der 2014 nach Niamey zurückkehrte, in Niger besucht und dort Fotos, Filme und Interviews für ein zweites Buch gemacht. "Il m’a sauvé" erzählt die afrikanische Geschichte Gualberts und seiner Familie, die den Vater und Mann nach so vielen Jahren der Abwesenheit kaum noch kennt. In der Kominek Gallery hängt eine Auswahl von Krewinkels Fotos aus Amsterdam und Niamey, Bruchstücke einer privaten Odyssee. Gualbert ist einer von Millionen Wirtschaftsflüchtlingen, und die Fotos Krewinkels geben de n offiziellen Statistiken ein Gesicht.   Text: Constanze SuhrFoto: Ben Krewinkeltip-Bewertung: SehenswertKominek Gallery Immanuelkirchstraße 25, Prenzlauer Berg, Mo–Fr 13–18 Uhr, bis 10.10.


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3Exhibition


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3Exhibition

Niamey, Niger 2014 © Ben Krewinkel


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3Exhibition


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...

Next Thursday lecture in Den Bosch - Studium Generale St. Joost


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCulture

 Check out the portfolio on LensCulture.


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCulture

van: XXXXXXX@yahoo.fr
Antwoorden op: XXXXXX <XXXXXXX@yahoo.fr>
aan: Ben Krewinkel <ben.krewinkel@gmail.com>
datum: 20 november 2013 10:46
onderwerp: Re: Book II
ondertekend door: yahoo.fr
Hallo Ben,
I am sick because of the bad conditions here, no connexion with internet sometimes, electricity is cut the all day also sometimes, many mosquitoes, the town is dirty. But, we are trying to manage. You can come, and the children are ready to cooperate. Let me know in advance how is it going to happen.


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCulture


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-book

This year we invited Michael Kominek for the section of Publications to choose and present the most import photo-books for him.

Misha Kominek was born in Poland in 1971, during the 80’s his family emigrated to Germany and later he moved to Barcelona Spain where he studied at the catalan photography school. After working as a freelance photographer for magazines and newspapers like “El Pais”, “La vanguardia”, Rolling Stone”, “Brand Eins”, “Die Zeit”, he edited in 2002 the cinema magazine “Scope” where he also worked as the photo editor.
Since 2006 Misha Kominek lives in Berlin and works on free documentary projects, between Spain, Germany and Poland.
He is also guest lecturer of the Hartford MFA master of photography program, which is hosted once a year in the space of Kominek Gallery in Berlin.
He regulary curates exhibitions and does portfolios and book reviews for festivals and workshops.
Finally Misha Kominek is head of Kominek Gallery and the Publishing house Kominek Books, specializing in documentary photography. Between the photographers which were exhibited and published by Kominek are Viviane Sassen, Alec Soth, Enrique Metinides, Greg Girard , Rinko Kawauchi and others.
In 2013 Misha Kominek has also published two publications with his own works “First Journey Home” and “Strangers in Paradise”.
“Misha Kominek’s energy is endless, if you look at what he is initiating in the world of photography, as a gallery, a bookshop and a publisher. Next to Schaden and Steidl, he is one of the most important German promoters of photography these days. The book ENRIQUE METINIDES is example. What a publication! And the booklet Polaroids of Africa by Viviane Sassen 2010, wow! Both books are designed by Sybren Kuiper and it is obvious that Kominek knows how to choose superb quality!”
Willem van Zoetendaal
Misha Kominek about his choice:
The selection of books here presented is an overview on recently published titles in the field of modern documentary photography books.
The different types of approaches and forms show multiple posibilities to tell a story just with images.
At the same time the images merge with the materials and designs of the books and start to form an object, which is becomes the final artwork  itself.
The book as an art form replaces more and more the original works on the wall and offers wider posibilities for creation within the field of art and documentary photography.

The list of selected photo-books: 


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...

I'm working on some new projects.Looking for M. / A Possible Life pt. 2 / MOO


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

Get the details here.


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

  Nampula, Nampula Province, Mozambique  
  2013 © Ben Krewinkel  


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

  Pemba, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique  
  2013 © Ben Krewinkel  


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

  Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique  
  2013 © Ben Krewinkel  


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

  Maputo, Maputo Province, Mozambique  
  2013 © Ben Krewinkel  


PRICCAPRACTICE EXPERTMEETING #3ExhibitionTHINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION...LensCultureMichael Kominek - curator's selection of photo-bookWORK IN PROGRESS...Book exhibition in Spain

  Maputo, Maputo Province, Mozambique  
  2013 © Ben Krewinkel