Portrait Festival Vichy

 
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From the 14th of june till 8th of september 2019 the Mukono Project will be exhibited during the Portrait Festival in Vichy. More info on places and times : ville-vichy.fr

Each new edition of the Portrait(s) photography festival carries within itself the promise of a leap into the unknown, an adventure for the mind and body, a marriage between art and the city. Portrait(s) is conceived to turn culture into a vector of attraction and closeness, and manages to renew itself every year without losing its identity. This year sees its seventh edition, and is no exception.

As a result, from the Cultural Centre galleries to the Lake Allier esplanade, the visitor is invited to leap into the varied forms of photography created by artists from around the world. Their pictures show our lives in a new light, dismantling appearances in order to touch the soul of their subjects and reveal what we all have in common: our human condition. Philippe Halsman ferrets it out from beneath the mask of his celebrities, Bastiaan Woudt in African villages, Tish Murtha in northern England.

As this is a UNESCO year, Portrait(s) also pays honour to the heritage of Vichy through the work of Ambroise Tézenas, photographer in residence. Like a mirror hanging over the city, his pictures reflect the exceptional beauty of this Queen of Spas. Thanks to the artists for sharing their work with us. Thanks to the organizers for enhancing its value. And thanks above all to the city of Vichy for being such a jewel case, so open to all this boldness.

This exhibition belongs to you. Take hold of it, love it, review it, make it alive.

Interview Metal Magazine

Photography happened to be a split of the moment decision for Bastiaan Woudtthat has turned into a life he never expected. He started his journey as a photographer with no formal training or experience only seven years ago but has already made a name for himself in the world of contemporary photography with his monochromatic style and unique interpretation of his subjects.

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Book Mukono is now available

The book "Mukono" by Bastiaan Woudt is now available for purchase at link below. The book was launched at Haute Photographie 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

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"As his earlier work already showed, Bastiaan Woudt (1987) has a longstanding fascination for the African continent. Thus photographing the Ugandan countryside, where the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation supports local drinking water projects, was a dream coming true.

He went to visit Mukono (Uganda) in October 2017. There, in addition to a commission for the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation, Bastiaan was given the opportunity to set his own mark. In the short time given, within the context of this journey, he admirably succeeded to connect with the colourful people of Mukono. This resulted in a wide range of remarkable monochrome (b/w) portraits, and surreal impressions of the local landscapes. Altogether, these autonomously produced images very much highlight Woudt's typical, sober and yet very dynamic aesthetic 'signature' which, despite the early stage of his career, already has brought him wide and international recognition." - Erik Vroons, Editor-in-Chief GUP Magazine

Link: http://www.artibooks.com/webshop/product/229489

Cover of Haute Photographie Magazine 2018

This year Haute Photographie will be held in Rotterdam from 8th - 11th of February. Very proud, my portrait of Thula was chosen as the campaign image. This means the photo will be the cover of Haute Magazine and shown on posters throughout Rotterdam. Visit the fair to see more of my work and that of the more than 50 photographers from the best galleries in the world. 

Bastiaan Woudt at PAN 2017

Excited to announce that the Kahmann Gallery will be showing my work for the second time at PAN 2017 in the RAI Amsterdam. 

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PAN Amsterdam, the fair of today for art, antiques and design. Every year more than 45,000 art lovers are inspired and tempted by the many thousands of works of art. Whether your interest lies in classical antiquity, old masters, photography, contemporary art, antiques, designer furniture or decorative objects, PAN is the perfect place to compare art, gather information and make surprising discoveries. Each object is vetted by independent experts for quality, authenticity and condition before the fair opens, giving you the assurance that you can buy with confidence. www.pan.nl

PAN Amsterdam, the fair of today for art, antiques and design. Every year more than 45,000 art lovers are inspired and tempted by the many thousands of works of art. Whether your interest lies in classical antiquity, old masters, photography, contemporary art, antiques, designer furniture or decorative objects, PAN is the perfect place to compare art, gather information and make surprising discoveries. Each object is vetted by independent experts for quality, authenticity and condition before the fair opens, giving you the assurance that you can buy with confidence. www.pan.nl