Aeronautics in the Backyard

“They are self-educated, self-employed and penniless.” Xiaoxiao Xu portrays people with a dream: the dream to conquer the sky. Tinkering away in their backyards these, mostly, farmers aim to create machines that are able to fly. 

Much like the Belgian artist Panamarenko, the actual aim of flying might not even be achieved but in the end it is not about how far or high they can fly. They aim to push the boundaries to achieve the impossible.

112

The book 112 was Willem’s first project, to honor the people of the ambulance services in Amsterdam. Shot in rough black and white, it shows us what happens behind the closed doors of a big contemporary city.

Vessels

American photographer Bryan Schutmaat focusses in his work on ordinary people. In Vessels he documents those people who have left behind their lives in modern society and are roaming the Southwest of the United States.

Future Stories from the Past

In his second book, Future Stories from the Past, Willem Poelstra aims to recount the story of his parents: a volunteer worker in the German war industry and a woman who lost her family to the holocaust.

Aeronautics in the Backyard

Xiaoxiao Xu portrays people with a dream: the dream to conquer the sky. Tinkering away in their backyards these, mostly, farmers aim to create machines that are able to fly. 

VIRAL

Forhanna supported photographer Joshua Irwandi with a grant and enables him to produce his project VIRAL with the help of his sparring partner and project leader Geert van Kesteren, a Dutch veteran war-photographer and filmer.