Overview participating exhibitions

Nazar - Western eyes
2004

Nazar - Western eyes

Annette den Ouden

INARA (2002-2004)

In INARA Annette den Ouden wishes to combat the collective anxiety about Islam that she believes Western governments are cultivating. Particularly the conservative America of George Bush avails itself of terms like ‘Moslem fundamentalist’, ‘axis of evil’ and ‘war on terror’ in an effort to stir up a sense of anxiety among its citizens. Den Ouden wanted to experience for herself how justified this fear is, and travelled with her camera through countries like Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. She recorded the daily life of the Islamic world, which appears to be far from as threatening as is often suggested in the West. She entitled her series INARA, Arabic for ‘enlightenment’. ‘Because of the insight that I obtained for myself, and hope to convey to others,’ explains the photographer, who works for publications including de Volkskrant, Het Parool and NRC Handelsblad.

  • INARA (2002-2004)

    In INARA Annette den Ouden wishes to combat the collective anxiety about Islam that she believes Western governments are cultivating. Particularly the conservative America of George Bush avails itself of terms like ‘Moslem fundamentalist’, ‘axis of evil’ and ‘war on terror’ in an effort to stir up a sense of anxiety among its citizens. Den Ouden wanted to experience for herself how justified this fear is, and travelled with her camera through countries like Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. She recorded the daily life of the Islamic world, which appears to be far from as threatening as is often suggested in the West. She entitled her series INARA, Arabic for ‘enlightenment’. ‘Because of the insight that I obtained for myself, and hope to convey to others,’ explains the photographer, who works for publications including de Volkskrant, Het Parool and NRC Handelsblad.

  • INARA (2002-2004)

  • INARA (2002-2004)

  • INARA (2002-2004)

Mundos Creados II
2002

Mundos Creados II

Annette den Ouden

A GLOBAL TOUCH

When Annette den Ouden left in 1990 for her first photographic trip around the world, she travelled light in order to more easily make contact with 'normal' people. These 'normal' people however don't seem to exist. On her many journeys Den Ouden primarily met extraordinary natives, people of integrity who welcomed her warmly in their own small worlds. These natives are generally not aware of the increased pace of modernisation and globalisation that will probably swallow up their age-old culture and identity. Rather than learning from what the colonial past brought about, today ancient peoples are still disappearing as a result of land reclamation, in the name of God or progress, or simply as a result of our curiosity - because an important cause of death among native peoples is disease, for instance the flu, brought in by Westerners. Here Den Ouden shows a selection from her photo series A GLOBAL TOUCH, a fleeting contact made with various population groups in South America and an encounter with several of the pure cultures that the earth is still blessed with.

  • A GLOBAL TOUCH

    When Annette den Ouden left in 1990 for her first photographic trip around the world, she travelled light in order to more easily make contact with 'normal' people. These 'normal' people however don't seem to exist. On her many journeys Den Ouden primarily met extraordinary natives, people of integrity who welcomed her warmly in their own small worlds. These natives are generally not aware of the increased pace of modernisation and globalisation that will probably swallow up their age-old culture and identity. Rather than learning from what the colonial past brought about, today ancient peoples are still disappearing as a result of land reclamation, in the name of God or progress, or simply as a result of our curiosity - because an important cause of death among native peoples is disease, for instance the flu, brought in by Westerners.

    Here Den Ouden shows a selection from her photo series A GLOBAL TOUCH, a fleeting contact made with various population groups in South America and an encounter with several of the pure cultures that the earth is still blessed with.

  • A GLOBAL TOUCH

  • A GLOBAL TOUCH

  • A GLOBAL TOUCH

  • A GLOBAL TOUCH

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Nazar

Nazar

Price EUR 15,00

Mundos Creados

Mundos Creados

Price EUR 10,00