Peripheral programme Peter Otto

Club Solo
15 september

Peter Otto invites the leading Dutch photographer Otto Snoek for a conversation. A conversation in the form of an interview. On the basis of visuals they will discuss each other’s motives and way of working. Peter and Otto met each other because of Peters fascination with a number of photographs of famous locations in Rotterdam taken by Otto. From the beginning these artists are substantively equated to each other, as unpolished foreigners in a dismal, spoiled society full with baroque appearances. The common denominator in their work is the social commitment and sense of symbolism. Both are from Rotterdam and in 2010 they traveled together in Bosnia – Herzegovina.

Otto Snoek (Rotterdam, 1966) captures firmly the world around him even merciless as uninhibited. The photographer is well known for his photographs of fellow citizens while they consume massively, celebrate and support. He knows how to capture the outspoken folk scenes repeatedly and translate them into remarkable images. Snoek isolates the errant individual in an expressionless mass.
It’s sometimes hard to believe that the pictures are not staged, but Snoek owes his ‘lucky shots’ exclusively to his own eye for detail and composition. Patiently he explores situations, makes his choice for a particular person or place and then waits until the composition unfolds before his eyes.

Doors open: 20:00
Start interview: 20:30

Free for members Club Solo
€ 5.00 nonmembers Club Solo

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