‘Simulating Iraq’ in America

‘Simulating Iraq’ in America

The exhibition ‘Reality Check’ staged by Fotodok shows work by photographers who mix documentary and fiction. One of them is the American Claire Beckett (32), who photographed at various military installations where army and marine corps personnel are trained for their deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year work of hers was include in the Noorderlicht show ‘War Zone’. Read the article…

The new town in the polder

The new town in the polder

New towns are a bit like pop stars: They age more publicly, and more painfully, than the rest of us. After all, how long can you keep up with the moniker “new”? When the first blush of youth passes, what then? The Dutch new town of Almere is an interesting case in point. Read the article…

Marc Chavannes:  On the axis of good and evil

Marc Chavannes: On the axis of good and evil

The book we are here to discuss this evening, ‘Op de as van goed en kwaad: Amerika achter de schermen’, is a book that touches me personally, both as a journalist and as a citizen of both Holland and the US. The title itself is a double-edged sword: ‘Op de as van goed en kwaad’, on the axis of good and evil. Read the article…