Based on Poelstra’s vision and approach, Forhanna believes that personal engagement in the subject, profound journalism, and research are integral to gaining intelligent insight and deepening the output of the visual lens.
Forhanna facilitates the production of photographic projects through exhibitions, publications, and other online and offline activities. The aim is to stimulate public dialogue, reach and engage a wide audience and generate more empathy and awareness.
Upcoming project | Geert van Kesteren
Religion provides an ideological framework for understanding the world. The expectations for a land where heaven and earth literally meet are extremely high. If what we believe in is not met by reality on the ground we get bitterly disappointed, frustrated and even lost; is our fantasy or is the reality corrupted? That is an essential question that defines the tragedy and the enchantment of this place. A photojournalist who wants to give a meaningful understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only do so in an image where Legend and truth meet.
Forhanna is in discussion with Geert van Kesteren about the possibilities to support his project God’s Address. Together, they look for an innovative form and a concrete goal to express his journalistic footage in a surprising and revealing way.
Photography masterclass Belgrade
Forhanna is happy to launch a masterclass for professional documentary photographers from Serbia and Kosovo in collaboration with the Belgrade Fund of Political Excellence (BFPE) and will be hosted by the Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD). Three days of intensive exchange in both content and visual aspects of storytelling. Forhanna invites Serb and Kosovar photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for this free of charge educational exchange.
Danish photographers’ collective receives grant
The project by Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen is an in-depth investigation of artificial intelligence and robotics. The work aims to explore and visually interpret the possibility that we are living inside a simulation. Could it be that our world is a construct, a created illusion? The collective previously worked on ‘Phenomena’.
The grant is provided by Forhanna, in collaboration with BredaPhoto international photo festival. The project will be on display at the festival from 5 September to 21 October 2018.
People behind Forhanna
Jan Paul Reij – Chairman
Imke Ruigrok – board
Guido van Eijck – board
Lotti Pronk – Project Manager
Ana Dragic – Representative Belgrade Serbia
Ereblina Elezaj – Representative Pristina Kosovo
Geert van Eijck
Vincent van den Eijnde
Willem Poelstra – Founder
Regina Geerts – Design
Marjon Kuijs – Legal
ANBI – information
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There is no need to pay any donation and inheritance tax.
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