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September -October, 2016
On September 25th my first film What Time Is It? will have its premiere at the Dutch Film Festival!
I am super happy to announce that my first (short) film What Time Is It? is nominated for the Debute Award and will have its premiere at the Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht this september!! More info coming soon
Come and see the All You Can Art exhibition of Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) in Kunsthal Rotterdam! An exhibition of 10 years IBB! The place where I did an artist-in-residence in 2008 and 2009 to work on my Enkeltje Schiphol/One-Way Ticket To Schiphol Airport project. My work is also shown in the exhibition.
Out now! Book publication Dankzij Sem. With dutch documentary photography projects between 2000-2015 funded by Sem Presser Archive.
One Day I'm Gonna Make It project is selected for the Encontros Da Imagem Photofestival in Braga, Portugal!
On July 15th at 14h I will give a presentation about my STAPHORST project at OjodePez Photomeeting Barcelona '15! For more information see the programm of the festival.
Together with Katia Repina And Luca Aimi we are working on an audiovisual photo/film project about cruisers. Cruisers? yes, cruisers. But this time I am not the photographer, but the editor!
Curious? On June 25th our teaser of the project I Don't Need To Know You will be shown at DOCfield. Fotografia Doumental Barcelona Nits Outdoor Screenings that start @22h. Placa de Sant Joaquim (Gràcia). Come and see!
Last week I met the organisers from the Kolga Tbilisi Festival and they brought me the beautiful catalogue with my work included, together with many great work of other photographers!
A photo from the STAPHORST project is selected for the Kolga Award, at the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival 2015!
I am very happy to announce that my work One Day I'm Gonna Make It will be exhibited at the Lagos Photofestival 2014! For more info check:
Back to school! In October I will start a Postgraduate in Audiovisual Editing as a Creative Form in Barcelona at the University Pompeu Fabra-IDEC.
FOTODOK invites you to an evening on the value of international exchange projects. Why are they important? What are the direct and indirect effects on (lens-based) art and photography practices? Who initiates and facilitates them and how? During Exchange as Space, photographers, (lens-based) artists and the institutions that support them reflect on these questions and their experiences of international exchange.
A.s. zondag 8 juni ben ik gevraagd als spreker bij het Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, over cliches en beeldvorming in de media.
Exhibition Look at you. How do we look at the African continent, and how do they look at us?
Radio interview about the exhibition Look At You on VPRO Buitenland Radio 1, about the exhibition Look At You in the African Studies Centre (in Dutch).
Out now, De Grote Haagse Kunstkalender 2014, with my page on July 12!
Coverphoto for the book Everyday Lived Islam in Europe that offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in peoples everyday lives. Leiden University, University of Copenhagen, University of Lancaster. Ashgate Publishing.
Out now! Peninsula is a photozine that shows the work of eight young photographers with a special relationship to either Spain or Portugal.
One day I'm gonna make it
One Day I'm Gonna Make It in Focus Magazine!
One Day I'm Gonna Make It has its own Pinterest Page!
During the exhibition of One Day I'm Gonna Make It visitors were asked to write down their own dreams. Check it out!
Interview about One Day I'm Gonna Make It in Haags Straatnieuws. Interview by Vera de Jonckheere
Last February I was in Zanzibar (Tanzania) where I did an assignment for OneWorld Magazine about local cooking. Now published in the April edition!
Sinds 3 november 2012 online, een mooie en informatieve website over Staphorst waarin materiaal is verzameld waar media, filmmakers, fotografen, schrijvers, kunstenaars en onderzoekers het dorp verbeelden. Initiatiefnemers zijn o.a. Wendelien Voogd (antropologe) en Geert-Jan Lassche (documentairemaker/ Sous Les Arbres). Ook mijn fotoboek STAPHORST is er in opgenomen en voorzien van uitgebreid commentaar door Wendelien Voogd.
"Als de Doubletstraat gaat sluiten dan ga ik met pensioen." Text and photography about the Doubletstraat (Redlightdistrict in Den Haag)
Converging Visions in Haags Straatnieuws!
Making Room, group-exhibition. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
We're all back from Lagos and it was intense, beautiful and crazy! You can read my report on the website of FOTODOK (in Dutch) with some new work about my project on 'Kuramo Beach, where I followed the life of Favour, a 21 years old girl from the east of Nigeria who came to Lagos to look for a new life there.
In April/ May I was back in Buenos Aires (Argentina) where I did an assignment for OneWorld Magazine, published in July.
From now on information about the Lagos project and process can be followed by facebook. See the link below:
Photo of the month and a beautiful review by Anthon Fasel:
About a year ago Emeka Okereke and me initated the idea for a documentary photography exchange between photographers from Lagos (Nigeria) and The Netherlands in collaboration with Invisible Borders, Trans African Photography Initiative in Lagos (Nigeria) and FOTODOK, international space of documentary photography in Utrecht. And finally it's confirmed. With support by Mondriaan Foundation. We're going to Lagos for 3 weeks to make new work! Together with the photographers Andrea Stultiens, David De Jong, David Galjaard, Abraham Oghobese, Chidinma Nnorom, Adolphus Opara and Emeka Okereke.
We will keep a blog on the website of FOTODOK. More info coming soon!
"Vijf fotografen en een camera"
When I was in Argentina I wrote an article for FOTODOK about 'Sub [cooperativa de fotografos]' a photographycollective from Buenos Aires. (Article in Dutch)
Bye bye, Margret Weet Wel Raad. After 2,5 years every three weeks a column and illustration in Haags Straatnieuws it's time for something else... Thanks everyone for reading our page! We're working on a publication with a compilation of the best columns!
Publication in book "De Vertoning". Een pleidooi voor individualiteit en verbeelding. Samenleving en religie in Nederland. Onno Zijlstra, Suzan ten Heuw. Artez Press.
Video-interview about Enkeltje Schiphol by Fabio Severo from e-photoreview
Solo- exhibition Enkeltje Schiphol in Amsterdam @ Imagine IC
Group-exhibition Docu Den Haag in bibliotheek Leidscheveen with some of my Puja photo's.
Enkeltje Schiphol in Antilliaans Dagblad!
Radio interview with Funda Mujde about Enkeltje Schiphol @ Dichtbij Nederland (3e uur, starts after 24 minutes)
"Ogen belangrijker dan camera" (Eyes more important than camera) Article in De Stentor newspaper about workshops I gave to teenagers in Staphorst.
Radio interview @ Den Haag FM in the program'Hot talk' by Paul Waayers. 22.00 - 23.00h 92.0 FM
Interview Enkeltje Schiphol in Haags Straatnieuws!
Enkeltje Schiphol on TV! in NOS 'journaal op 3'
Enkeltje Schiphol in Trouw newspaper!
Enkeltje Schiphol (One-Way Ticket to Schiphol Airport) is a photo project about young people from the Antillean island Curacao who leave their families and come to the Netherlands to study.
The presentation of the book Enkeltje Schiphol / One-Way Ticket to Schiphol Airport as well as the opening of the exhibition by the same name, will be on September 11th 2010 at the Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum in Rotterdam by Nancy Hoffmann, director of Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao Centre for Contemporary Art.
Enkeltje Schiphol - the book -:
17 x 23 cm / 152 pages / Photography & text: Karine Versluis / Introduction: Francio Guadeloupe / Graphic design: Remi Bouwer /
Publisher: Karine Versluis / Distribution in the Netherlands: Ef & Ef, Thorn /
September 10, 2010
Enkeltje Schiphol in NRC-NEXT newspaper!
'Curaçao zucht onder braindrain'
Enkeltje Schiphol in Digiprofoto.
'Enkeltje Schiphol' in Vrij Nederland magazine
Out now! DH// Magazine about ART in DEN HAAG
April 1 - april 21, 2010
Mama zegt Rosse buurt vaarwel. Twintig jaar bracht ze keukenrollen en condooms naar de meisjes achter de ramen (Mama says goodbye to the redlight disctrict). Article and photo in Haags Straatnieuws.
New website online!
Design by Remi Bouwer:
Technic by David Smeulders:
January 26, 2010
DocuDenHaag Talkshow 20.30h - 21.30h
In het kader van de expositie DocuDenHaag is in het Nutshuis een avondvullend programma over documentairefotografie georganiseerd. Met fotografen (o.a. Ad van Denderen en Karine Versluis) en opdrachtgevers (o.a. Jenny Smets beeldredacteur van Vrij Nederland) over hun werk en de documentairefotografie in Nederland. Jeroen Hofman, Willem Poelstra en Chris de Bode, op het moment alledrie genomineerd voor de zilveren camera in de categorie binnenland documentair, zullen vertellen over hun werk. Het geheel is onder leiding van journalist Margreet Reijntjes. www.nutshuis.nl
January 06, 2010
Radio interview @ De Wereldomroep about the serie Puja in Het Nutshuis
January 5 - February 19, 2010
Puja means honour or worship in Sanskrit. The photo's from Puja are about traditions and rituals of the Surinam Hindu Community in The Hague.
October 14, 2009
August 16, 2009