Photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, viagra 100mg they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 16 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, clinic multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in many cities abroad.
They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.
Wim van Sinderen, Senior Curator Museum of Photography, The Hague
In Self Portrait, generic Jennifer Akkermans invites you in to her world. Her installation focuses on her journals, forming an in-depth, intense, yet unwittingly candid study of herself. The content is pure, unedited, and true, a self-portrait from every angle: good, bad, and sometimes both hilarious and poignant.