ARTIST TALK: Katharine Cooper, South African photographer, artist and writer
October 29, 2018
Katharine Cooper – Alice Browne
Saturday November 24th, 5 pm, 2018
10 November – 19 January, 2019
<< part of Amsterdam Art Weekend >>
Katharine Cooper is a South African portrait and social documentary photographer. Because of its atypicality and intenseness, her series “White Africans, a Voyage to the Homeland” received the photography award from the Académie des Beaux-arts, Paris in 2012. Since 2015 Cooper has travelled to Syria every year and became one of the few women photographers to cover the aftermath of the latest wars in Syria and Iraq. In 2016 she was amongst the first photojournalist to visit Palmyra, three days after its liberation from Islamic terrorists. The exhibition at Flatland examines how Cooper’s social and conflict photography can be interpreted as artist documentary combining an artist’s sensibility with a need to inform.
PLEASE NOTE: The start of the exhibition was scheduled for November 3rd. Yet circumstances concerning the loss and retrieval of some of the important negatives have led to a delay in the production of the works. The show therefore will not begin on the 3rd of November, but from November 10th and will be exhibited until January 19th, 2019.
AGENDA: Vernissage: SATURDAY 24 November 17:00 – 18:00 FLATLAND, Amsterdam