De keuze van
De keuze van
Saskia De Coster
Writer Saskia De Coster delves into the photography collection of FOMU. It's an image by the Belgian photographer Nick Hannes that strikes her the most.
“I instantly see a lot of other images in this picture, and especially the image of an exit, because I find it really claustrophobic. I find it so airless that I think: maybe this is Alice in Wonderland. And I can hope that they find a rabbit hole that leads somewhere else.”
- Saskia De Coster
For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection.
FOMU has a collection of more than three million photographic objects. In the FOMU collection you can find negatives, analogue prints, digital photos, equipment, daguerreotypes, glass plates and photographers' archives.
The collection is constantly growing because FOMU consistently purchases work by Belgian talent and acquires photographs that help tell the history of (Belgian) photography. We also purchase international, socially relevant photography.
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De keuze van Bent Van Looy
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De keuze van Dalilla Hermans
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