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Act of Acknowledgement

Suriname | 2005-2015
My graduation work (also picked up by Dutch magazine HP De Tijd). The photo series Act of Acknowledgement portrays Suriname and its relationship with the Netherlands. I wanted to intrigue people with my graduation work and make them curious about Suriname. I have made the photos in the past ten years using various techniques and materials, including 120mm film, 35mm film, Lomography cameras, compact cameras, analogue and digital SLR cameras, double exposure techniques and cross process development techniques.

When I finally saw this 35mm photo I was blown away by the contrast and colors. It became the literal poster image for my graduation.
Two boys - one Surinamese and one Dutch - wearing the well known 'I love SU' shirts.
The son of our boat captain was willing to pose for my 35mm camera.
The painful irony of loving your country and taking it down at the same time.
Surinamese pride...
... and questionable Dutch history, both represented by their flags.
A 120-mm film double exposure of a river and a man with a bicycle.