Overview participating exhibitions

OFFSIDE - Football in Exile
2012

OFFSIDE - Football in Exile

Dirk-Jan Visser

OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

OFFSIDE shows the human tragedy of a country torn apart by war from the perspective of two football teams. The two teams FK Qarabag Agdam and FK Karabakh Stepanakert symbolize the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus. With the aid of Armenia, in 1994 the region broke away from Azerbaijan, but to date is not recognized as an independent state by any country. For three years Dirk-Jan Visser and writer Arthur Huizinga followed six people who are central to the exhibition and accompanying photo book. Their lives are exemplary for the daily lives of players and coaches, fighters and refugees, wives and widows. PHOTO: Picture of the team of FK Qarabag Agdam after winning the Azerbaijani championship, Respublika stadium in Baku. Azerbaijan August 1993.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    OFFSIDE shows the human tragedy of a country torn apart by war from the perspective of two football teams. The two teams FK Qarabag Agdam and FK Karabakh Stepanakert symbolize the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus. With the aid of Armenia, in 1994 the region broke away from Azerbaijan, but to date is not recognized as an independent state by any country. For three years Dirk-Jan Visser and writer Arthur Huizinga followed six people who are central to the exhibition and accompanying photo book. Their lives are exemplary for the daily lives of players and coaches, fighters and refugees, wives and widows. PHOTO: Picture of the team of FK Qarabag Agdam after winning the Azerbaijani championship, Respublika stadium in Baku. Azerbaijan August 1993.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    23-08-2009: Practice of FK Qarabag Agdam in the Surakhani stadium in Baku.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    27-08-2009: FK Qarabagh Agdam is playing FC Twente in the Tofiq Bakhramov National stadium for qualifications in the Europa league.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    30-08-2009: Yasem Quliyev, a refugee from Nagorno Karabakh in his house in the Dord Yol-settlement in the Agdam-rayon.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    24-07-2011: The cut road to Agdam into the line of contact seen from the Azerbaijani side.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    21-07-2011: FK Qarabag Agdam is playing EB/Streymur from the Faroe Islands in the Tofiq Bakhramov National stadium for qualifications in the Europa league.

  • OFFSIDE - FOOTBALL IN EXILE

    09-05-2010: Local FK Qarabag Agdam-fans from Dord Yol-settlement celebrate their team's 2-1 victory over title favourite Khazar Lenkaran.

Belgrade Belongs to Me
2009

Belgrade Belongs to Me

Dirk-Jan Visser

  • Vlada (23) lives with his family in the centre of Belgrade and is addicted to glue sniffing and alcohol. Friends describe his addiction and way of living as a result of his violent home atmosphere. Paintings on his room walls show his father beating him.

  • From the series 'My Belgrade, Another Serbia'

  • People hanging a the park in Novi Beograd, drinking beer and smoking pot. Because of high unemployment amongst the young, as well as low wages for those who actually have work, they can’t afford to go to pubs to hang out.

  • From the series 'My Belgrade, Another Serbia'

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Dirk-Jan Visser

DANISH CARTOON RIOTS (Syria, 2006)

Investigations by the United Nations indicated that Syria apparently had a hand in the assassination of Lebanese president Hariri. International sanctions followed, at which point the Syrian government opted for confrontation. It carried out policies that were intended to stir up anti-Western sentiments among its population. In that light, the Danish cartoon riots just fit the bill, because with them the enemy got a face that was simple to use in reinforcing anti-Western feelings. Although Syria has a tough secret police, demonstrators were able to burn down the Danish embassy unhindered.

  • DANISH CARTOON RIOTS (Syria, 2006)

    Investigations by the United Nations indicated that Syria apparently had a hand in the assassination of Lebanese president Hariri. International sanctions followed, at which point the Syrian government opted for confrontation. It carried out policies that were intended to stir up anti-Western sentiments among its population. In that light, the Danish cartoon riots just fit the bill, because with them the enemy got a face that was simple to use in reinforcing anti-Western feelings. Although Syria has a tough secret police, demonstrators were able to burn down the Danish embassy unhindered.

  • DANISH CARTOON RIOTS (Syria, 2006)

  • DANISH CARTOON RIOTS (Syria, 2006)

  • Danish Cartoon Riots

  • DANISH CARTOON RIOTS (Syria, 2006)

Biography

Dirk-Jan Visser (1978) is an independent documentary photographer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He works freelance for different media, focusing on social, economic and political issues around the world.

In 2005 he photographed the people of Kosovo on the brink of transformation, which resulted in the book Brave New Kosovo. For his photobook Zimbabwe Exodus he won a number of awards, including Dutch Photojournalist of the Year 2007 and a special recognition in the POYi World Understanding Award. The Human Rights Watch lobby used the book to help bring about a change of asylum policy in South Africa towards Zimbabweans.

Visser is represented by Hollandse Hoogte.

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00