After successful editions of Studio Aleppo in Amsterdam and Helsinki, Studio Aleppo will emerge in the Humanity House in The Hague!
Pop Up Photography studio
In the weekend of September 16th and 17th, the Humanity House will be turned into ‘Studio Aleppo [The Hague]’. ‘Old’ and ‘new’ city residents are invited to have their portrait taken by prominent photographer Robin de Puy in a pop-up studio. As a welcoming gesture, ‘old’ citizens of the city pay for two portraits: their own and a refugees’ portrait. All participants receive a small print of their own portrait.
Everyone will also be interviewed. The answers can be the starting point for a conversation. With this, Studio Aleppo creates space for encounters and contributes to a change in the perception of refugees and locals.
The photos will be printed on the spot and exhibited in a portrait gallery with all ‘humans of The Hague’. This exhibition can be visited in the Humanity House for a month, for free. The portraits will also be published on the online gallery of Studio Aleppo.
Next to the portraits, a selection of found prints and negatives from a demolished photo studio in Aleppo will be on display. These negatives, found by Syrian photographer Issa Touma, were the incentive for this project.
Through photographing the recently arrived refugees and including them in a collection of portraits, the project aims to stimulate a feeling of recognition and inclusion.
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