Unseen Amsterdam - My impression

It was a beautiful sunny day to visit Unseen Amsterdam. At the Westergasfabriek in the capital of the Netherlands it was all about contemporary photography.
So scroll down and enjoy my review on Unseen.

Unseen Amsterdam at Westergasfabriek


What is Unseen?
Unseen focuses on what is new in the photography world. Unseen is a platform for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work throughout the year with their main event Unseen Amsterdam.
Unseen brings together the international photography community to discuss and debate the directions in which the photographic medium is evolving. It was its sixth edition at the Westergasfabriek from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2017.

The first photo I enjoyed watching was by Asami Kiyokawa. A street style photo from the Tokyo fashion scene with embroidery.

Tokyo Monsters by Asami Kiyokawa at Unseen Amsterdam

About Asami Kiyokawa
Asami Kiyokawa is an embroidery artist from Japan who creates colorful designs over photographs using a needle and thread.
She created her Tokyo monsters.

Asami Kiyokawa at Unseen Amsterdam

The mini collages from Laurence Aëgerter in black and white gave my a new view on her photos.
In her work she examines the archive that shapes our collective memory, displacement and translation.

Laurence Aegerter at Unseen Amsterdam
Laurence Aegerter at Unseen Amsterdam

Alexandra Lethbridge is one of the five finalists of the ING Unseen Talent Award 2017.

Alexandra Lethbridge - The Path of an Honest Man
Alexandra Lethbridge - The Path of an Honest Man

Andrea Grützner has been awarded the Jury Prize. Grützner’s work, titled Hive addresses how architecture often acts as a metaphor for orientation or alienation.

Andrea Grutzner 'Hive' - ING UNSEEN Talent Award 2017
Andrea Grutzner, photos courtesy of UNSEEN

Japanese photographers explored there possibilities, sponsored by Lumix.


Grolsch sponsored The Currency of Idea by Lana Mesic. In the pyramid, reminding my of the Louvre in Paris, she had some embroidered portraits on display.

Lana Mesic's pyramid
The currency of ideas by Lana Mesic
The currency of ideas by Lana Mesic

Zoe Karssen explores analogue photography back in to fashion.

Zoe Karssen

Analogue (Back) in Fashion by Zoe Karssen - contactsheets

All the venues were decorated with lovely flowers!


And last by not least, you had the opportunity to throw with wooden blocks at a photo of this wall at the Smash Gallery at the Photo Pleasure Palace.

So I did and won this photo of the Smash Gallery by Thomas Maileander and Erik Kessels.


Thank you Happix for the passe-partout! It was an inspiring event!
Unseen Amsterdam - My impression Unseen Amsterdam - My impression Reviewed by Patricia Munster on 11:27:00 AM Rating: 5

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