Dutch Culture USA, the division of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ government that supports and promotes arts and culture from the Netherlands in the United States, has an interesting blog with lots of information about the amazing amount of Dutch art that it promotes in the US.
The blog is now featuring an interview with me, written by Sophie Oostelbos, about “Cadets," my fascination with American culture, my motivation behind my long-term book project “American Moments” (ongoing since 1996), and the photo story I am working on at the moment: “Teen Mom Revisited”.
The Consul General of The Netherlands in New York, Rob de Vos, and the Photoville 2015 team invited Dutch photographers to celebrate the Dutch presentations at this year’s festival.
Photoville features four Dutch photography exhibitions: “20 Emerging European Photographers,” presented by International Photo Festival Leiden; “Data Rush,” presented by Noorderlicht Photography Foundation; work by 28 Dutch photographers in the exhibition “Face the Dutch,” and “Cadets”.
Americans love souvenirs. That’s why we had a Photoville Cadets button made as a give away and keepsake. It also turns out to be a nice ice-breaker. Give one away and the receiver not only will reward you with a nice smile, but often also start sharing feelings about the photos just seen. And that’s what Photoville is all about: connecting through photography.
A view into my shipping container, number 30, at Photoville. The New York photography festival opened yesterday, September 11. My Cadets photos were printed by Carl Saytor from LuxLab in New York. The prints are beautiful!
On it’s opening night the Ville was already drawing a huge crowd, and it was nice to see that people are really paying close attention to the work and are eager to talk to the photographers who made it.
The opening of Photoville got delayed yesterday because of the weather. Rain and thunderstorms were pummeling the New York City region and since this is an outdoor event, the organizers decided to take no risks and go for safety first.
This morning the sky is still gray, but the sun is peeking through already. So please join us at 4:00 PM today, Friday September 11th for the opening of Photoville!
I have been invited by Photoville, the largest annual photographic event in New York City, to present photos from my book “Cadets” as a solo exhibition. The photo festival will run September 10-20 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Check it out here: http://www.photoville.com/2015-exhibitions/cadets.
Cadets of the JROTC Wildcat Battalion of Fall Mountain Regional High School traveled to France this summer to take part in the 70 Year D-Day Anniversary, the commemoration of the start of the invasion of the Allied Forces to liberate Europe from German occupation during World War II.
On Thursday, June 5, the Fall Mountain cadets attended a ceremony at the American Brittany Cemetery in Saint James, France. It was their first time at a WW II cemetery.
On May 7, 2014, the JROTC unit of Fall Mountain, their teachers and I were invited to visit the State of New Hampshire House of Representatives. At the opening of the Session at the State House in Concord that day, an Honor Guard of the cadets presented the Colors and they were mentioned and honored to be chosen to represent New Hampshire during the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 2014.