Ahmet Polat named 'Photographer of the Netherlands' 2015

on Sunday, 03 May 2015. Posted in May, ---2015---

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Fotoweek presents Ahmet Polat as the third ‘Photographer of the Netherlands’ (Fotograaf des Vaderlands), making him the face of Dutch photography for 2015. In line with this year’s Fotoweek theme ‘Look! My Street,’ Polat literally ventures into the neighbourhoods of Dutch cities and villages to document the street and its occupants in their everyday surroundings. As he collects the residents' stories, he transforms the street into the public stage it actually always was. His photo series will be presented at FOTODOK, international space for documentary photography, in Utrecht during Fotoweek 2015.

Ahmet Polat is a Turkish/Dutch documentary and fashion photographer. Polat's photos balance on the edge between documentary, street and fashion photography. In his work, he engages in long-term research, dealing with recurring themes such as (collective) identity, the tension between the individual and the collective, and the influence of the past on the present–always centred around the human. Due to this process, his photos convey a lot of energy, regardless of their form (documentary or fashion) or assignment.

Ahmet Polat

Ahmet Polat Photo: Bas de Meijer

Ahmet Polat

Ahmet Polat, 'Look! My Street' series for FOTODOK 2015

Ahmet Polat

Ahmet Polat, 'Look! My Street' series for FOTODOK 2015

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