Future Stories from the Past

In his second and what came to be his last and ultimate book, Future Stories from the Past, Willem Poelstra aims to recount the story of his parents: how a volunteer worker in the German war industry and a woman who lost her family to the holocaust married and lived a happy live after the war.

Their story proved to Willem that true post war reconciliation happens through personal relations. In Future Stories from the Past (FSFTP in short) he searches for a parallel to this story in the post war relations between Kosovo and Serbia. 

Forhanna Collection added a series of five prints, a typology of unfinished houses in the open landscape of Serbia and Kosovo.

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.