Emilia van Lynden (NL/UK) is the Editor-in-Chief of Unseen Magazine and Artistic Director of Unseen, the leading platform for contemporary photography in the Netherlands. Van Lynden, among other things, sources artistic talents, as well as galleries, collectives and projects that have a large program committed to supporting emerging artists.
Daria Tuminas (RU) is an independent researcher, curator and photographer, born in St. Petersburg, based in Amsterdam. Daria worked at Johan Deumens Gallery (Amsterdam) from 2014 until 2017 and is currently the Head of Unseen Book Market and Dummy Award at Unseen Amsterdam.
Laurence Aëgerter (FR/NL) is a multi-disciplinary French artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Marseille. In her work, Laurence Aëgerter investigates how to give a new meaning to existing images by using both historical and contemporary sources from our society's shared 'memory bank'. Through her interactions with the material, she intervenes into the identity of her subjects. Her interventions challenge traditional reading of a range of sources, such as encyclopedias, documentary photographs and art reproductions. As a result, the existing images regain urgency as they come alive in a new context. Although Aëgerter uses various media and materials, photography prevails, while public installations and artist books are also a part of her artistic vocabulary.
Recent solo exhibitions include Le Louvre, MAMAC Nice; The Modernists and More, as well as the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam. Latest group exhibitions include Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles; Making Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Quickscan #2, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. In 2016, Aëgerter was awarded the International Photography Nestlé Price, Festival Images, Vevey (CH).
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Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL) is a visual artist from the Netherlands, living and working in Amsterdam. Through an associative, process-driven approach to photography, he explores the scientific quest to discover the world and deploys strategies like observation, experimentation and model-making in his artistic process. His work focuses on visualizing invisible natural phenomena, such as the wind, air movement and climatological conditions. Knibbeler creates a world that follows his own logic, and where associative relationships and imagination play a vital part. The camera–in one form or another–is always present as a tool in his process materializing in printed matter, objects, video installations and artist books.
In 2015, he was selected as a FOAM Talent and was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Photographie in Hyères, France. Since then, he has had solo exhibitions at FOAM Photography Museum, Espace Images, Contact Festival and Villa Noailles. Notable group exhibitions include Quickscan NL#02 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum and the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, which included his shortlisted artist book "Paper Planes".
Narda van 't Veer (NL) is a gallerist and the founder of Unit c.m.a, an Amsterdam-based agency representing artists in photography, illustration, animation, art-direction and cinema. In 1977, her love for photography was born when she came into contact with the work of Guy Bourdin. A few years later she received her degree in marketing and economics and decided to start an advertising agency specialized in fashion accounts. Through her work as an art director, she came into contact with various photographers and, in 1988, she decided to start her own agency–Unit c.m.a. Nowadays, she represents national and international creatives from promising talents, such as Carlijn Jacobs and Gilleam Trapenberg, to the big names like Carli Hermès.
After being in the photography business for over 30 years, van T'Veer has come across a lot of art photography and photobooks. It was therefore inevitable that she started her own collection, featuring works by Helmut Newton and Collier Schorr amongst others. In 2012, van T'Veer founded her own gallery in collaboration with Jasper Bode. Via The Ravestijn Gallery she represents photographers like Philippe Braquenier, Mona Kuhn and Robin de Puy. In 2017, she joined the advisory board of World Press Photo.