send your motivation

We are very happy that we were able to have a few extra reviewers for the portfolio reviews on Friday 4/11. These are the new names: Hans Kemna - Art Collector, Edmund Clarke, Art-consultant from ING, Rixt Hulshoff Pol - Unseen,

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Thu oct.27

Junnies: REMINDER deadline Introduction etc., 9-11h consultation time with Ingrid, optional for both fiction, documentary & part time students. Jannies: c.11 -12.20h consultation time with Ingrid (100% text Muriel, Wiosna, Tanya, Tessa, Larissa, Martijn, Jesse)

Networkweek Sign Up
missed the deadline? This is your last change for visits during Networkweek

NETWORKWEEK: after payment you’re all supposed to sign up for specific visits during your fall-break. Not everyone has done this. No subscription = no visits! Haven’t done your subscription yet? Follow these steps and secure yourself for this fantastic program:

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Interactive Media consultation time

Book your time slot for consultation regarding your graduation project with Pawel Pokutycki (Interactive Media) via DOODLE.

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Reminder:1th November Deadline Definitive IST forms:

You can upload AND hand in your definitive IST forms semester 1 by following the instructions.

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- self timer - Because of the extreme high resolutions of today's professional cameras camera-vibrations is a serious issue. Even when working on a tripod. To avoid vibration due to mirror or shutter movement choose the mirror-up option if not available, use a cable release or even the self timer. An extremely secure way to avoid camera vibration is: switch of all studio lights; open the camera shutter (B); wait until al movements are faded away. Then switch all light on or fire your flash for the correct exposure. Switch all lights of and finally close the camera.

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Coach meetings today

Prior to the coach meeting: Please fill out this form and submit the Word(.docx)-file to your PPS Folder in Dropbox. During your coach meeting notes will be made in this document, afterwards you will receive a copy.

PHFT2D: 'What's Your Story"
Note: Lessons will start 30 min. earlier

From coming Thursday on lessons will start and finish 30 minutes earlier (12:40) so you can get to Studium Generale on time at 16:00.

PPS Year 2 Assignment
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk & Artists Statement

Research this film and learn something about the decisions the director made. Why did he do this, what does technique mean, when can technique overpower the story, and when can it help propel the story? Why did the director use this technology? Etc... Keep developing the artists statement. By now you should have a solid 200 words. Both these assignments are to be PRINTED OUT and put in DropBox BEFore the next PPS class.

PPS Oct 26th

Class with Kim from Oct 24 will be rescheduled to Wednesday Oct 26. 1a 16.30-17.40 1b 17.50-19.00 room BA.112 Read handout previous class what to bring, how to prepare and what to expect.

Civil Society Lab
classes tomorrow (October 25th) cancelled

Classes of Thomas Bragdon are cancelled tomorrow, on Tuesday, 25th of October, due to an extern educational program he has to attend.

GO consultation VVB
bring plans, dummies, images, stories

12 slots of about 7 min each. Give me an update on your publication plans. See Doodle, link below. Vincent van Baar

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Final Exam Campaign
work meeting gipszaal Monday 11:30

This meeting is in my agenda. Please feel responsible to meet (also Juni's!!!) to talk about the Exam 2017 Campaign. Publication and website. See you there and then. Vincent van Baar

PPS 24 oct

Class with Kim on Oct 24 09.00-11.30 cancelled due to a funeral Kim has to attend. Class will be rescheduled, we'll keep you updated.

AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY; workshop by Pawel Pokutycki
Friday october 28, 09.00-15.00 at BB212

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Technical Skill PDF 4 and 5

You can find new PDF's at the download section of this portal. Nr. 4 is the description of the "Dicorcia" assignment and Nr. 5 are the images used at the last class. This monday October 24 you have to show your "fill flash" tests as a start for your first long term technical skill project.


Last change to pay for the Networkweek is Monday 24th of October. I'll be in the academy all day and you can find me in PD103.


Please bring Photographers / artists related to (re) construction. And do not forget to hand in the introduction of your essay! See program.

PH 4 Jannies
Start Presentation Work Meetings

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Homework PPS4: 'How to brand yourself'
Monday 24 October at 13:10 in BB.105

Whether you think this is right or wrong morally, whether or not you like this idea, it makes no difference: your brand already exists in the minds of those around you. Your choice is not "do I want a brand or not?" but "do I want to intentionally build my brand or not?"

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Congratulations to Kimmo Virtanen for winning the Steenbergen Stipendium 2016
October 12, 2016

The Steenbergen Stipendium is the Netherlands’ leading prize for the best photographic graduation project by a student at a Dutch art school. This year’s winner is Kimmo Virtanen (b. 1985) of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His project, Thirty-Second Love Songs, is a surreal animation film reflecting on the earthly troubles of a divided family. Their problems are seen from the perspective of outer space and narrated in the third person, using the parallel between people and trees as a metaphor for domestic peacekeeping.

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Award Ceremony Steenbergen Stipendium
Wednesday October 12, 16:00 hours

You are very welcome to attend the award ceremony at the Nederlands Fotomuseum! Support your KABK-peers: Karl Ketamo, Kimmo Virtanen and Samuel Otte or other nominees Lion van den Brand and Katheryna Snizhko. Don't forget to vote for the public choice award: follow the facebook-link below.

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BREDA PHOTO: The International Students Weekend
21- 23 October 2016

During the International Students Weekend the photography student will be topic of the weekend. With portfolio reviews, lectures about the future of photography, outdoor cinema, a BredaPhoto passe-partout, and a party with DJ's Gerst & Nat. Also the Grand Opening of the Art Residence will take place at the Atlas Boot on Saturday night. During the weekend the students can stay in a former monastery: there is place for 50 students.

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KABK Library
new acquisitions

Photoviz - Visualizing Information Through Photography by Nicolas Felton.

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How to handle the cruelty of mankind?
Thursday 22 September, 20:00 hour, Humanity House

Join us at this intimate interview with worldwide known war photographer Paul Hansen and with judge Fausto Pocar from the Yugoslavia tribunal. Students get discount (entrance €3,50).

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2016-2017: Fabulous Failures with Erik Kessels

Proud to present our new lecturer Erik Kessels. At Les Rencontres d'Arles he kick-started his program with KABK Photography students at his show Fabulous Failures. During the upcoming semester 3rd year Photography students develop projects around the theme Fabulous Failures to be presented January 2017. Save the date!

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Catawiki KABK Photography Auction 2016
Submission deadline JUNE 10, 2016, 10 AM

Announced and largely discussed during PPS4 class last week: Instructions to participate in the "Catawiki KABK Photography Auction 2016" are now available to download from the portal. Submitting work is open for third- and fourth-year students as well as alumni of the photography department from the last two years.

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Discount at FOTODOK Book Club
Thursday 9 June, 2016

Thursday the 9th of June there will be another bookclub at FOTODOK. For students we have a special offer: You can now buy your ticket for 5 euro per person if you sign up with 8 students or more. Normally this is 10 euro per person. If you would like to buy your tickets via this special offer you can send an email to: [email protected]

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KABK - Stray Dogs magazine fundraiser

Dear lecturers of the photography department of the KABK, As you might know, we have been working hard in the past months on getting our Sarajevo magazine published. Our aim is to make the magazine free. Like a message in a bottle, we don’t know who’s going to pick it up, but the important thing is that the message is out there.

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Lise Straatsma selected for Breda Photo

Congrats to final year student Lise Straatsma. Her work has been selected in the next edition of Breda Photo (starting September 15, 2016). Lise will graduate in January 2017. Her project is a research into the end of the world as we know it according to doom sayers and/or prophets, being prepared for the unpredictable and the fragility of our sense of safety.

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What happens to the value of an artwork when it’s author is kept anonymous? The audience will answer the question ‘WHAT’S GOOD?!’ with a blind auction on 20 and 21st of May at Melkweg Expo Amsterdam.

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Welcome: Lou Hornstra
Born May 12, 2016

Both mother and Lou are fine (and we hope Rob is too!). Congratulations to Rob, who is now father of two!

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The Photography department is proud to announce the appointment of Broomberg & Chanarin!

It is with great pride that the KABK announces the appointment of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin as lecturers at our Photography department for the academic year 2016/2017. Hope your are proud to be part of this too!

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Royal Corinne
Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau

Very proud on 'our' Corinne Noordenbos who became today april 26, 2016 OFFICER IN THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU for her long and exceptional contribution to Dutch photography education.

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Choreographer Kylian challenges students
Freefall is free to visit // Korzo theater in The Hague // May 7 - 14, 2016

Choreographer Jiří Kylián, a grandmaster in the dance world, started parallel his choreographic work, a cinematic and photographic research. Inspired by his muse and life partner, dancer Sabine Kupferberg, Kylián has created a photographic study, which can be experienced in The Hague Korzo theater May 7th till 14th. Kylián takes you to frozen moments of free fall, a stagnant choreography.

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What is entrepreneurship? Assigment magazine Forum.
IST (2nd,3rd, and 4th year students)

VNO-NCW is an association that represents the interests of entrepreneurs. Indirectly, there are 30,000 member companies. The newsmagazine Forum provides background information on current events, where entrepreneurs, politicians and policy makers have their say. There are 40 editions per year: ten thirty in print and as a tablet magazine. Forum is also looking at connecting future entrepreneurs with a contemporary vision and associated imagery. Herein lies the question and the challenge of this assignment. The visual signature of photography in the magazine is no guideline for this taks. He is free and with the idea of the student of both fiction and documentary. Six students will be allowed to propagate and publish their views on entrepreneurship in six consecutive editions. It is precisely the diversity through six different perspectives Forum wants to challenge well-known visual traditions. Subscribe to the pitch. Copies of the Forum print edition are available for inspection at the desk of the kabk library. Read the accompanying text on the assignment of the client.

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Annual Practical Assignment Nutshuis
4th year students

The Nutshuis is oriented at developments in urban culture and society. It deals with documentaries (films), discussions and debates, experimental live art and documentary photography (in a very broad sense). An annual practical assignment connects this the Hague based institution with the Royal Academy. This year's theme/working title is: behind the scenes and the exhibition of the work is scheduled for December. The building of the Nutshuis attracts a large and diverse audience.

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Filmhuis Den Haag is looking for an enthusiastic photography student

That is available - on a flexible basis, on demand - in 2016 for the visualization of filmprograms in Filmhuis Den Haag. The aim is to explore the many facets of Filmhuis Den Haag - watch and create film, education, food and drinks - and capture the diversity of our visitors. These images are used for promotion via the website, online and offline campaigns, leaflets and social media. This means that you as a photographer will be present at various events and festivals (this can be both day and night, weekdays and weekends). Are you enthusiastic, creative and flexible? Send an email with a short CV to Josien Buijs, head of marketing,

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Practical Assignment NDT - Korzo - KABK
Up & Coming Choreographers 2016

Third and fourth year students who are going to work on their practical assignment, this is a great opportunity, especially if you are interested in dance.

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VERY INTERESTING ASSIGNMENT: Create a work of art to brighten up the offices of the Council of Cultu
Sign up before 28 February / For students in year 2,3 and 4

Interesting task or challenge to respond quirky to a given space and at the same time to the function or meaning of the Council for Culture.

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Looking for social media editors

For KABK social Media we are looking for different creative editors (video editor, photo editor, audience engagement editor, text editor, inspiration editor). Please sign up by sending an email to Donald Weber [email protected]

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Practical Assignment NIDI - KABK
The FaMiLife project: Families of Migrant Origin

Fourth year students (Documentary & Fiction) who are going to work on their practical assignment: This is a great opportunity, especially if you are interested in the theme of migration. Of course the pitch is open for all Photography students.

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The February Strike
25 February 2016

The February Strike celebrates in 2016 its 75 anniversary with a Memorial program with extra activities, such as meetings in the Balie, theatre performances of STAAKT, and the commemoration / ceremony day itself; this year with the presence of the King.

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Assignment for fashion photographer

For an amazing fashion event, which takes place at the end of January, we are looking for a talented photographer to make photo’s and/or a movie during this event. It a good opportunity to expand your portfolio and gain work experience in fashion in Amsterdam.

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Help to raise money for the brain disease SCA1

When you volunteer to take professional pictures from the kids who are at the kids playgrounds (av. 3 hours work), we hope, together with Ballorig, to raise money for the very rare brain-disease ‘SCA1’.

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