The world is in an extraordinary state at the moment. The measures against COVID-19 not only affects our day-to-day interaction but also has consequences for the way we consume international stories, news and images. Photographers, journalists, writers and filmmakers around the world are being restricted because of the pandemic. Every Wednesday at 16:00h (CET) three guests will give an insight in their work, their own communities and surroundings. How can we keep being informed and hold a broad perspective?
Linda is an investigative journalist and writer based in Amsterdam. She worked in different war zones and developing countries like Somalia, Rwanda, Haïti, Sierra Leone, Congo and Afghanistan. She is the author of Nobody Wants Them, Death Row Dollies and The Crisis Caravan. At the moment, Linda is working on Gutmensch. This is a block calendar to positively influence the public debate. The first edition will appear in August 2020 within the themes; refugees, migration and sanctuary.
Tanya is a photographer based in East Jerusalem. In her work, she brings politics and creative vision together. She has a focus on gender, identity, and socio-political issues in the Middle East. Tanya is member of NOOR, and a a founding member of Rawiya, the first female collective of the Middle East. Furthermore, she teaches workshops internationally, and is a mentor for the Arab Photography Documentary Program.
Nana Kofi Acquah
Nana is a photographer and writer based in Ghana. He photographs, films and writes across Africa for organisations such as Oxfam GB, The Global Fund, Nike, BBC, The Financial Times and ActionAid. He is a Jury Member for the World Press Photo Competition 2019.With his work he hopes to help reposition the continent through new visual imagery and discourse.