We are excited to invite you to the third event of Pride Photo Award 2013 ‘Activist Family Portraits’ which will take place on Sunday 22 September 2013 at 14.00h in Amsterdam’s Old Church. This is the closing event of the 2013 exhibition of Pride Photo Award and one of the opening events of the first Dutch Photo Week which is themed: ‘Look! My family’.
In many countries, same sex couples cannot legally marry and raise children together. They are excluded from adoption and shared parenthood. Wherever people strive for equal rights, there will be photographers who show that same sex couples share the same parental love as heterosexual couples. These photos will be the subject of a series of interviews with some of the current and former winners of Pride Photo Award and special guests who have created ‘Activist Family Portraits’
The event will be presented by Sandra de Witte, who is one of the moderators of De Donkere Kamer, the bi-monthly photography program in Pakhuis De Zwijger. The guests will talk about the choices they made in their approach of the subject, how they developed the concept for the series and what effect the photos have had.
• Martijn Gijsbertsen, who received a Pride Photo Award 2013 Special Mention for ‘Daddy Cool’, a series that shows the diversity of gay fatherhood in the Netherlands.
• Joelle de Vries who received a Pride Photo Award 2013 Special Mention for with the series ‘Pure’, a series of children’s portraits at the age between eight and twelve, a period that gender norms have not yet dominated their appearance.
• Paul Koeleman, winner of Pride Photo Award 2011, who will talk about his series ‘Good Old Gays’, a series of portraits of same sex couples who have lived together for more than thirty years.
• Jasper Groen who participated in the very first Pride Photo Award 2010 and who will present his current project about a German transgender boy cast out by his family.
Entry Prices: € 5 regular admission, € 4 with a discount (students & > 65), free entrance with annual museum card
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Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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