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The former factory site of Bakker and Rueb is the center for the work of seven photographers. Walk around at your own pace between the life-size photographic works and industrial vistas. In the immediate vicinity you will find the hotspots: BRACK, Pier 15, STEK and Belcrum Beach.

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Franciska Legat – ITP  (Hungary)
“What was the country in which my parents grew up? Cruel compared to the West, humane compared to its neighbours, surreal from today's perspective and yet somehow charming when you see it in old photos”, says Hungarian Franciska Legát about her photo documentary. She emphasizes the importance of talking about the past in order to understand the present and thus create a better future.

Annegien van Doorn (Netherlands)
“Why do plastic flam…

The former factory site of Bakker and Rueb is the center for the work of seven photographers. Walk around at your own pace between the life-size photographic works and industrial vistas. In the immediate vicinity you will find the hotspots: BRACK, Pier 15, STEK and Belcrum Beach.

Photographers
Franciska Legat – ITP  (Hungary)
“What was the country in which my parents grew up? Cruel compared to the West, humane compared to its neighbours, surreal from today's perspective and yet somehow charming when you see it in old photos”, says Hungarian Franciska Legát about her photo documentary. She emphasizes the importance of talking about the past in order to understand the present and thus create a better future.

Annegien van Doorn (Netherlands)
“Why do plastic flamingos make happy?” Don't we drift away from nature if we can meet our primal needs with a photo print of a waterfall or a lamp in the shape of a cactus? People have always tried to integrate natural elements into their immediate environment, but this collective impulse seems to have become especially exaggerated in recent years. What does our current connection to nature reveal about us 'modern' humans?

Alexey Shlyk  (Belarus)
Alexey Shlyk  examines human creativity in the field of sustainable inventions. Plastic continues to spread across the Earth's surface, polluting the reaches of oceans and landscapes. Shlyk prepares for the worst and comes up with alternative DIY solutions that may or may not help people survive in the 'plastic age'.

Daan Zuijderwijk and Maaike Vergouwen (Netherlands)
In 2017, artist and photographer Daan Zuijderwijk, his partner Maaike Vergouwe and their three daughters Fenna, Alba and Isolde went in search of a different way of life. The life they sought was one that brought them closer to nature than their previous ones, with a smaller carbon footprint. The family left the Netherlands, with a tiny house on wheels, on a journey through the various outbacks of Europe.

This simple and flexible lifestyle fundamentally changed their view of society. At BredaPhoto they make a stopover and park their house on wheels to set up a temporary tent. The camp, called Nomadland, will serve as a space for them to share their stories.

Ilmari Pylvanäinen – ITP  (Finland)
Pylvänäinen playfully presents his homemade imaginative monster masks. This work shows how photography can be used to capture imagination and memories. In this way he creates the possibility to keep his childish fantasy alive, despite growing up.

Maen Hammad (Palestine)
A collaborative project that looks at the escape skateboarding offers a group of Palestinian skaters. As Maen Hammad - a skater himself - discovered, this escape offers a radical form of resistance in a landscape marred by the violent Israeli occupation of Palestine. The images in the project were made by Hammad, but also by other Palestinian skaters he knew. He gave these skaters disposable cameras and asked them to photograph the world around them.

BredaPhoto
Backer en Rueb Park is one of the locations of BredaPhoto 2022. From September 8 to October 23, 2022, the tenth edition of the biennial BredaPhoto Festival, the largest photo exhibition in the Benelux, will take place in Breda. Titled 'Theatre of Dreams', this edition is about hope, change and proposals for a new view of the world. Spread throughout the city of Breda, new work by more than 60 international photographers from 28 different countries, both established names and emerging talents, can be seen for seven weeks at more than fifteen special indoor and outdoor locations. The festival shows a wide range of lens-based work: from interdisciplinary installations and video works to vintage prints from special archives and documentary photography. Discover all information about BredaPhoto here.

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