Beelddragers does contemporay event photography with Scene

Beelddragers does contemporay event photography with Scene

Apr 13, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Mixed feelings arise when a camera is suddenly in my face during a night out. It annoys me, but at the same time I try to strike a ‘funny face pose’. Usually this leads to nothing, but what the hell. Clearly, I’m talking about event photography: an overlooked part of photography not to be confused with a piece of art. I’d rather see this as regular, but funny photos that give a decent overview of the night. No more, no less.

Thank God there are always exceptions. Instead of annoying, in your face and plain embarrassing at times, the very first photo exhibition of Beelddragers, called SCENE, is different, experimental and progressive. You might’ve heard about Beelddragers; last year they kicked off with their first event, called SCOPE, with the premiere of the documentary Catfish and an after party in Club 8. Although this turned out to be a great success, they now focus on something completely different.

The six up-and-coming photographers in the spotlights are Dennis Duijnhouwer, Dennis Swiatkowski, Catharina Gerritsen, Robbie Baauw, David Koppelaar and De Fotomeisjes. They all exceed the level of the average partypic with their own unique style. Besides an overview of Amsterdam’s nightlife nowadays, a sneak preview about the newest generation of photographers will also be presented. All photographers exclusively show their photos on Facebook or hidden blogs, but Beelddragers takes the photos out of the SCENE and puts them on display. This approach will soon give event photography its deserved recognition as a serious form of art. So next time you see one of these youngsters; strike a pose!

Beelddragers does Scene

What: Contemporary event photography exhibition
Date: Opening the 15th of April from 20.00 – 23.00, open April 16 and 17 from 12.00 – 18.00.
Location: De Wittenplaats (de Wittenstraat 27).

Feature image in courtesy of Dennis Duijenhouwer. Image below in courtesy of Catharina Gerritsen.

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