10 years after Fw: started as a collective of 11 students from Academy St.Joost (Breda, NL), we launch this new website. Fw: was always a morph organism with many collaborations and constant changing perspectives. Over the years we worked with many people, which we all want to thank for their inspiring thoughts, input and energy. You are with too many to name in person, but a special thanks to the 7 fellow students we started with as a collective, just after graduation: Dani Smulders, Babette van Veen, Olga Gorissen, Linn de Kort, Ingeborg Moerkerken, Anouk Paulissen and Tom Waijers. *

12 Nov — 16 Nov / Paris

Paris Photo 2014
Fw:Books will be present at two book markets this year: Polycopies and Offprint Paris . We will have selected signed copies and special editions with us. Petra Stavast, Awoiska van der Molen and Stephan Keppel will have signings of their books. On friday 14 Nov. at 13:00 Aperture will announce the winners of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards for which ‘Sequester’ by Awoiska is nominated. And we will have a ‘Beginning of the End’-party to launch the last 50 copies of Entre Entree by Stephan Keppel at Atelier Néerlandais, on friday 14 Nov. at 18:00. With a special performance by Harry de Wit. Hope to see you!


28 August / 20:00 uur / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

 Presentation ‘Ramya’ by Petra Stavst
During the opening of the exhibition ‘On The Move’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam we will launch the new book ‘Ramya’ by Petra Stavast. In this book Petra Stavast manages to capture the intimacy which can exist between photographer and photographed. While portraying Ramya and her surroundings, photography became their means of communication. The subtle changes, recorded over a longer period, show how slowly life can go. The project was made over a period of 14 years, and contains various photographic and video works.


Saturday 28 June 2014 / 15-18h00

Launch Entre Entree by Stephan Keppel
Opening with booklaunch and live-performance at LhGWR, Den Haag.
For the creation of ‘Entre Entree’, Stephan Keppel spent one year in Paris and it’s suburbs. By reproducing the endless variations of the city’s surfaces –with his set of printers, camera’s and partly found paper-stocks– Keppel creates a new urban and visual structure. This experimental approach gives a unique perspective on a city that is over the years so often visually celebrated. ‘Entre Entree’ is a very dense, attractive, but at the same time uncanny publication, which is a highlight in Keppel’s ongoing research on public space, urban structures and reproduction. The exhibition at LhGWR runs until 30 augustus.

Sunday 30 March 2014 / 16-18h00

131 Variations at Foam Amsterdam
On Sunday 30 March the exhibition ‘131 variations’ by Fleur van Dodewwaard will be opened, together with the presentation of the publication that accompanies it. An introduction will be given by visual artist Steven Aalders.

Sunday 16 Feb / Nutshuis Den Haag, 12-17.30 hrs

Fotoboek! 2014
Sunday 16 February is the date of the second edition of Fotoboek! A day for professionals and lovers of photo books. In addition to countless photo books (new and second-hand, for swapping, buying or simply browsing), Het Nutshuis, The Hague will also be offering films, interviews, designers, photographers and exhibitions. Address: Riviervismarkt 5, Den Haag. More info

Saturday 15 Feb, 17h00 / PrintRoom, Rotterdam

Nadine Stijns at PrintRoom!
Join us this saturday at PrintRoom Rotterdam at the presentation of ‘Floating Population’ by Nadine Stijns. Specially for this event we will have a one-day-only-un-limited-edition-print-sale!

17 januari / RVB, Paris

Stephan Keppel at RVB in Paris
This friday (6-10pm) Stephan Keppel will show his project ‘Entre-Entree’ at the space of RVB BOOKS in Paris (Rue Julien Lacroix 95, 75020). ‘Entre-Entree’ is an experimental print project about the peripherique of Paris and its suburbs. The book about the project will be printed in a few months, and will be published by Fw:Books.


29 nov 2013 – 13 jan 2014

Undercover at Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St Petersburg
If you happen to be in St Petersburg around 29 Nov. – 13 Jan.: make sure you visit ‘Undercover’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta. Jaap Scheeren, Nadine Stijn and Fw: are part of this exhibition about photo books. If you are not around St Petersburg around these days: make sure to visit the website books-undercover.com. A web-based catalogue of the show and includes information and links to all the books of the exhibition.

18 december 2013

Volkskrant Best Books 2013
Volkskrant made an inventory of all Dutch Photobooks, produced in 2013. Five books are selected as favorites, with ‘Floating Population’ by Nadine Stijns, and ‘Border Theories’ by Elian Somers among this small selection.
Both are still for sale, and would make a great Christmas gift.

19-22 september 2013

NYABF 2013
Join us at the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. With special guest Jaap Scheeren.

23 march 2013 / SMBA Amsterdam

Border Theories: lecture and booklaunch
In the context of the exhibition and book ‘Border Theories’, historian Dr. Bert Hoppe will give a lecture about the ‘virtual history’ of Kaliningrad and the politics of reconstruction. In this lecture he will give an outlook on the relation between politics and urban planning under Soviet administration between 1945 and 1970. SMBA, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam / 3 – 5 p.m. / Language: English / Admission free, reservations through: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

February 2012

Great news: Cette montagne c’est moi by Witho Worms won a gold medal at the Best Book Design from all over the World (Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt) contest in Leipzig, Germany.

24 Jan 2013 / Foam Amsterdam

Launch ‘Hits’ by WassinkLundgren
During the opening of their soloshow ‘One Group Show’ in Foam, Amsterdam, WassinkLundgrens’ latest publication ‘Hits’ will be launched. ‘Hits’ shows the trail the duo left behind during their career so far. Images (over 100) are combined with reviews, interviews and an introduction by Sean O’Hagan. Specifications: 85x120mm / 192 pp / English (parts in Dutch and Chinese) / paperback / colour / isbn 978-94-90119-18-8 / 15 euro (ex shipping)

24 November 2012 — autumn 2013

‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’, ‘Cette Montagne C’est Moi’, and ‘The Mother Road’ in China
3 projects by Fw: will are on display in Nanjing (China) within the context of the exhibition ‘Graphic Happiness’. The exhibition is curated by Fin Zhao and Imke Ruigrok, the exhibition of Graphic Happiness will travel throughout China for the duration of 14 months. It will be launched on the 24th of November 2012 at the Museum of the University of the Arts in Nanjing, as part of the school’s 100th anniversary celebrations. From then on the exhibition will travel to the following cities: Guangzhou, winter 2013 Shanghai, summer 2013 Beijing, autumn 2013 Chengdu, late autumn 2013.

November 2012 / Paris

Fw: during Paris Photo 2012
Offprint Paris 2012 Location: Beaux-art de Paris / 14 Rue Bonaparte / Paris Photo The PhotoBook Award (friday 13:00) The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Ceremony will take place at 13:00 on Friday, in the Publisher’s section of the Fair, where the shortlisted books will be displayed and exhibited. ‘Cette Montagne, C’est Moi’ by Witho Worms and ‘Singular Beauty’ by Cara Phillips are shortlisted for this award. / Books & Coffee: Thursday 17:00, Witho Worms will be signing ‘Cette Montagne, C’est Moi’

October 2012

Things — As they are van Elspeth Diederix verkrijgbaar
This first monograph by Elspeth Diederix contains work made over the last 13 years. 23 x 28 centimeter / 242 pages / colour / hardcover / Design: Katja van Stiphout / € 32,50 (excl. verzendkosten) / 978-94-90119-17-1

October 2012

Paris Photo/Aperture PhotoBook Award 2012
‘Singular Beauty’ and ‘Cette Montagne, C’est Moi’ are included in the shortlist of the Paris Photo/Aperture BookAward 2012, in the ‘First Photobook’-category.

28-30 september 2012 / MoMA PS 1

Join us at the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Signing Cara Phillips: Sunday, September 30 at 11am in the lobby of PS1.

20-23 September 2012

Fw: at Offprint, Amsterdam (NL)
Fw: will be at Offprint 2012; part of Photofesival Unseen, Amsterdam. We will present two new books: ‘Singular Beauty’ by Cara Phillips, and ‘Things – as they are’ by Elspeth Diederix. Elspeth Diederix will be present at our stand on thursday at 18:00 for the presentation of her book. Cara Phillips will have a signing on Saturday at 17:00. About Offprint Amsterdam: 20-23 September / 11am-7pm / location: Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (‘Machinegebouw’ + ‘Openbare Verlichting’).

Saturday 22 september 2012

Presentation Cara Phillips at Unseen, Amsterdam
During the photofair Unseen (Amsterdam, NL) Fw: will present the book ‘Singular Beauty’ by Cara Phillips. Saturdag 22 September at 5pm Cara will be present at the Fw:-stand for a signing-session. 22 x 26 centimeter / 208 pages (Japanese binding) / selfcover in box / Text: Meredith Jones / Design: Hans Gremmen / 978-94-90119-16-4

August 2012

Review PhotoEye ‘Objects in Mirror’ by Sarah Bradley
“Objects in Mirror is a small paperback wrapped in a delicate glassine cover. Inside the cover’s flaps are printed state slogans and mottos, a good opening for a book largely concerned with the identity America has made for itself through its landscape.” Continue reading.

June 2012

‘Photo Book Paints Cosmetic Surgery Offices as Beauty Factories’
Post about Singular Beauty by Cara Phillips in WIRED

March 2012

3 projects longlisted for Dutch Doc Award 2011
‘A Falling Horizon’, ‘The Mother Road’ and ‘Kitchen Portraits’ are –with 35 other projects– on the longlist of the Dutch Doc Award 2011.

15 March 2012 / Amsterdam

Booklaunch (the NL-version) of Cette Montagne, C’est Moi
Johan Deumens, Witho Worms and Fw: are happy to invite you for the Dutch bookpresentation of CETTE MONTAGNE, C’EST MOI by WITHO WORMS
Bert Theunissen will introduce the work of Witho Worms. Hans Gremmen will say some words about the design of the book. Witho Worms will install several of his original prints in the space; it will be a unique chance to see the work in combination with the book. We hope to see you at the Gabriel Metsustraat this Thursday! Date: Thursday March 15 / 19-21.00 u / Location: Gabriel Metsustraat 8 (2nd floor), Amsterdam

10 March 2012

Booklaunch ‘Objects in Mirror, The Imagination of the American Landscape’
At 3 pm, as part of the opening of the exhibition Objects in Mirror, The Imagination of the American Landscape Fw: will present the new publication with essays and views on the experience of the American Landscape. Contributions by Rixt Bosma, André Waardenburg, Caroline von Courten, Hans Gremmen, Venturi Scott Brown and associates, Harmen Liemburg, Raymond Frenken and Helmut Smits. The publication is a co-production with FOTODOK and is edited by Hans Gremmen. Location: Centraal Museum Studio, Agnietenstraat 2, Utrecht (across the Centraal Museum)

17 february 2012

A Falling Horizon selected for De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2011
The book of Heidi de Gier is one of the 30 Best Books from the Netherlands from 2011. After the summer the complete selection will be on display at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

28 January / 3.30 pm / Kunsthal 52, Den Helder

Bookpresentation ‘Reprinting the City’ by Stephan Keppel
This Saturday, during the opening of the exhibition ‘Residu 2’ at Kunsthal 52 Den Helder, we will launch the publication ‘Reprinting the City’ by Stephan Keppel.

20 january 2012

Launch ‘Cette Montagne C’est Moi’ by Witho Worms
Tonight at 7pm the exhibition ‘Cette Montagne C’est Moi’ by Witho Worms will be opened at the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium. Also we will launch the book ‘Cette Montagne C’est Moi’ tonight. The exhibition will run up to May 20.

19 January 2012

‘Singular Beauty’ funded!
Thanks to you and Kickstarter we and Cara Phillips managed to raise the money for her first book ‘Singular Beauty’. The amount of money is more then we pledge for: 17.000 USD. 250 people backed the publication. Thanks to all of you who helped us. The book will be released in the summer of 2012.

January 2012

‘A Falling Horizon’ selected for ‘Best Books of 2011’
For nearly two decades photo-eye has been selecting the best photography books of the year. ‘A Falling Horizon’ by Heidi de Gier is in this years selection.

18 december / Amsterdam

Fotoboekenmarathon Huis Marseille
On Sunday, December 18, the annual Fotoboekenmarathon will be held in Huis Marseille. During this day, devoted to the photobook, we will tell about Fw: in its role of publisher. Visit the site of Huis Marseille for the address and the full program of this day.

December 2011

Support *Singular Beauty* by Cara Phillips on Kickstarter.com and pre-buy the book!
Fw: is collaborating with American photographer Cara Phillips to publish her first book. In order to finance the project we rely on crowdfuding. With the support of Kickstarter we are looking for your help to make this project possible. Become a Backer of this project, and make it possible. As a Backer you get various privileges and previews. Donations are possible from 1 USD up to 2.500 USD. If you donate 45 USD you will get the book, a tote bag and youyr name will be published in the book. For more information about the project and how to support it; go here.

November 2011 / Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Nomination Rotterdam Designprize
The Rotterdam Designprize is one of the most important design prizes in The Netherlands. For the 2011 edition, the eleventh edition, five scouts selected each three different designers or projects. With this new approach the partners hope to stimulate the discussion about the meaning of design.
For this edition the photographic related designwork of Hans Gremmen is nomintated. Jury: “…The magazine Fw:, which explores the implications of the ways photography is represented, merits special mention. Thus, in Fw: 9: ‘Off the Wall’, he documents several photo exhibitions with shots of the works on display in which the backgrounds are left out. The works are shown in perspective, distorted on the white background of the page. Here, the designer has found a form that strikes a balance between exhibition and publication and at the same time questions both.”

10—13 november 2011

Fw: at Offprint Paris during Paris Photo
Due to the huge succes of last year: Offprint Paris 2011. Visit our stand, and check out our latest publications, made by Erik Klein Wolterink, Hans Gremmen and Ellen Mandemaker.

29 october 2011 / 4 pm / Amsterdam

Presentation Monkey Playhouse by Ellen Mandemaker
Monkey Playhouse is an ongoing project by Ellen Mandemaker and consists of many stories and chapters that all take place in a doll’s house: The Monkey Playhouse. The work is already shown in celebrated exhibitions in the past, but this is the first time that parts of this project are published. For this publication three of stories are combined: ‘The Girl’, ‘Naughty Monkeys’ and ‘Dancing Couple’. ‘The publication will be presented in Amsterdam at Ton de Boer, Conradstraat 70A, 1018 NK Amsterdam.

Thursday 20 October 2011 / 5 pm / Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Booklaunch and exhibition Kitchen Portraits / Erik Klein Wolterink
Fw: invites you to be present at the opening of the exhibition Keukens van Amsterdam by Erik Klein Wolterink, in Stadsarchief Amsterdam. The exhibition will be opened by Ronald Plasterk, who will also receive the first copy of the book Kitchen Portraits. The publication is a co-production of Fw: and Galerie Bart. Keukens van Amsterdam will be on display until 4 December 2011 at the Stadsarchief: Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam.

9 juli 2011

Shortlist for ‘A Falling Horizon’
‘A Falling Horizon’ by Heidi de Gier has made it to the shortlist of the Best Contemporary Book Award 2011; an anual award that is part of the festival ‘Recontres d’Arles’. Winner of the prestigious competition this year is ‘A Living Man Declared Dead’ by Taryn Simon. The Historical Book Award went to Works by Lewis Baltz

June 2011

Bezuinigen op cultuur zonder alle feiten? Nooit!
De bezuinigingen op Kunst en Cultuur zijn tot op de euro berekend. De maatschappelijke en economische consequenties zijn echter niet becijferd.
De schadelast zal waarschijnlijk veel hoger uitvallen dan de totale bezuinigingen. Dat is onaanvaardbaar! Teken daarom de petitie hier.

June 2011

Zondag en maandag: zorg dat je erbij bent!
Gisterenavond in het Stedelijk was het café volgestroomd voor een ‘town hall meeting’ over de cultuurbezuinigingen, een soort intern beraad: wat gaan we doen de komende dagen, wat staat centraal en hoe organiseren we ons? Drie dingen kwamen daarbij steeds aan bod:
– Solidariteit met elkaar, dit is niet de tijd om onderlinge verschillen te benadrukken.
– Doen – niet slechts ideeën opperen, excuses verzinnen, maar wees zichtbaar en laat je horen. Mobiliseer iedereen die je kent.
– De bezuinigingen zijn geen beleid maar een ideologisch offensief. Argumenten hebben geen effect.

Zondag en maandag vinden de belangrijkste protesten plaats. Voor degenen die niet de hele tijd aanwezig kunnen zijn en noodgedwongen een keuze moeten maken zijn dit de belangrijkste tijdstippen:
Zondag / 14 uur / Boijmans in Rotterdam, dan zijn ook prominente politici aanwezig;
Maandag / 13 uur / Malieveld in Den Haag, dan lopen we naar het Binnenhof en gaat het om strength in numbers.

Nogmaals, laat op die momenten alles uit handen vallen, dit is belangrijker. Zet twijfels en scepsis overboord. Het gaat over alles wat ons dierbaar is.

7 June / 19:30 / Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

Exhibition and Library: Foxtrot Whiskey
We were invited by Bohm/Kobayashi to create in the context of Ant!foto an exhibition based on the books we have published so far. At the Künstlerverein Malkasten we will show work from Jaap Scheeren & Hans Gremmen (Fake Flowers in Full Colour), Jan Adriaans (Garage), Dieuwertje Komen (Commonness), Heidi de Gier (a Falling Horizon), Geraldine Jeanjean (Aumont) and Ringel Goslinga (Family Tree). Address: Künstlerverein Malkasten, Jacobihaus, Jacobistraße 6a, Düsseldorf. The exhibition will be on display until September 18th.

Tuesday 17 May / 14 PM / CBK Dordrecht

Debate about the Dutch Landscape
In relation to the exhibition ‘A Falling Horizon’ by Heidi de Gier, CBK Dordrecht is organiing a debate about the Dutch Landscape. The debate will be in Dutch. For more information, speakers and reservations: CBK Dordrecht

14 + 15 May / De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Art/Book Fair
After the succes of Offprint Paris, Delphine Bedel (Monospace Press) and Yannick Bouillis (Shashin) organized this fair in Amsterdam.

15 april / CBK Dordrecht / 16.00 hrs

Presentation publication ‘A Falling Horizon’ by Heidi de Gier
During the opening of the exhibition ‘A Falling Horizon’ at the CBK Dordrecht we will proudly present the publication about this project. As part of the opening there will be a boat trip to Sophiapolder.
A Falling Horizon: Photography: Heidi de Gier / Text: Tracy Metz / Design: Hans Gremmen / Publisher: Fw: / 16,6 x 20 cm, bound, 200 pages

January 2011

‘Garage’ selected for ‘Best Books of 2010’
For nearly two decades photo-eye has been selecting the best photography books of the year. ‘Garage’ by Jan Adriaans is in this years selection. Also the Dutch website Limozine has written a nice article about this publication.

18—21 November 2010

Fw: at Offprint Paris during Paris Photo
Offprint Paris is an artist book fair dedicated to photography publications. Focusing on independant publishing companies, Offprint aspires to be a meeting place for Artists, Photographers, Graphic designers, Curators, Artistic directors, Journalists, Collectors… who deal with printed photography: books, magazines, zines, prints. Entrance is free / Entrée gratuite.

23 october 2010 / 7 pm

Fake Flowers in Full Colour finalist Dutch Design Awards
The Fw:-publication ‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’ by Jaap Scheeren and Hans Gremmen is finalist for the Dutch Design Awards 2010. The book is nominated in the category ‘Best Graphic Design’. The winner will be announced on Saturday 23rd of October in Eindhoven at the start of the Dutch Design Week. The first edition of ‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’ is nearly out of print. A second edition is ‘under construction’.

22-24 October 2010

Salon Light #7 Paris
Bookfair organized by Cneai and Motto Distributions. There will be a parallel lecture program with 11 minutes lectures. For more info and images, check Manystuff.

October 2010

Fw: at ‘Little Big Press’ / Officine Fotografiche, Roma
This exhibition is curated by 3/3 and aims to survey the tendencies that, during the last few years, changed thoroughly the world of photobook publishings.

3 – 5 september 2010

Unter dem Motto 2010
Fw: will take again part in the energetic ‘Unter dem Motto’ art book fair in Berlin. The annual fair hosted by Motto Berlin and Chert Gallery will take place at their locations in Berlin Kreuzberg, from the 3rd to the 5th of September 2010. More than 70 publishers from about 17 countries will present their works and show an eclectic overview of contemporary art publishing, ranging from home-printed zines to publications by established institutions. Unter dem Motto provides a professional look into the newest developments of the international artistic publishing scene.

2 june 2010

Honorable mention Fw: Dutch Doc Award 2010
According to the jury of the Dutch Doc Award 2010: ” … Finally the jury wants to include an honorable mention in this prize for Fw:. Although this collaborative initiative didn’t fit in any of the categories, the jury would like to praise the experimental and thorough approach of this group of photographers and designers.” The Dutch Doc Award is a new prize for Documentary Photography. It is an initiative of Dutch Doc (from the Fonds BKVB) and Fotodok.

26-30 may 2010 / Rai Amsterdam

First Virtual Exhibition of Shows @ Art Amsterdam, the live stream
Fw: took part in ‘the first virtual exhibition or shows/art Amsterdam’, an initiative of Trendbeheer. A live stream showed 1 to 1 projected work of 24 artists/initiatives during the Amsterdam Art Fair 2010, at the stand of Trendbeheer. Each 20 seconds another city, location, artist, work. The network as meta-exhibition. Fw: invited Galerie Sissingh to present itself.

Saturday 13 february, 18:30 uur / Motto Berlin

If You Like This, You Might Also Like…
Motto invites Fw: to present the most recent publications. Fw: connect these publications in a three dimensional ‘mindmap’, with as many publications as possible from the Motto Bookshop.

Wednesday 20 january / Foam (3H), Amsterdam

Presentation Fw: 9 ‘Off the Wall’
21 x 27 cm / 80 pages / EN-NL / With work by Babette Kleijn, Jaap Scheeren, Taco Hidde Bakker, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Paulien Oltheten, Caroline von Courten, Dieuwertje Komen, Elian Somers and Francien van Westrenen.

Saturday 16 January / 17.00

Opening ‘Quickscan’ at Nederlands Fotomuseum
‘Pages’ is selected for the exhibition Quickscan. For this occasion we made an update of the Pages-selection. In the connected publication “If You Like This, You Might Also Like” we will show the connections between the selected publications. This edition of ‘Pages’ contains books of: Raymond Taudin Chabot, Jaap Scheeren, Mieke Woestenburg, Paulien Oltheten, Vanessa van Dam + Martine Stig, WassinkLundgren, Annelies Goedhart, Ringel Goslinga, Petra Stavast, Niels Stomps, Melanie Bonajo + Kinga Kielczynska, Erik van der Weijde, Rob Hornstra, Koen Hauser, Geraldine Jeanjean, Anouk Kruithof, Monique Scuric, Ilse Frech, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Magdalena Pilko, Cuny Jansen, Vivianne Sassen, Wytske van Keulen, Dieuwertje Komen, Batia Suter and Stefanie Grätz.

December 17 2009 – 20 januari 2010 / Foam, Amsterdam

‘Concrete Dreams’ by Elian Somers and Dieuwertje Komen
For this exhibition Fw: asked two photographers which work within the (urban) landscape. They will show how they direct this landscape in their work on a subjective level. This level is still connected to reality, but goes further by showing the ‘twilight zone’ of that. More information.
During the opening, we will present the publication ‘Commonness’ by Dieuwertje Komen. This publication contains an essay from the architect Martino Tattara, and will be published by Fw:

December 2009

Publication Commonness by Dieuwertje Komen
21 x 27 cm/ 32 + 8 pp. / published by Fw: / 2009 / text by Martino Tattara (English) / ISBN 978-94-90119-07-2 / This publication contains 20 photographs of Dieuwertje Komen. Komen has photographed five European cities over the years. The publication is made in a way that the photographs merge into each other, which creates a new city.

Thursday November 26th, 2009

Bookpresentation ‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’ by Jaap Scheeren and Hans Gremmen
24 x 34 centimeter / 40 pp. / printed in 16 colours / published by Fw: / 2009 / text by Ilse van Rijn / During the opening of the exhibition ‘Photography in Reverse’ in Foam, will the publication ‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’ silently be presented.

Saturday, September 5th, from 12h to 24h

Fw: in ‘Unter dem Motto’ – a one day self publishing fair in Berlin
Fw: is invited to participate in the venue ‘Unter dem Motto’. 40 publishers, selected by Nieves, Rollo Press and Motto, present and sell their books at this event. ‘Unter dem Motto’ is hosted by Motto bookstore and Chert gallery: Motto/Chert, Berlin. Berlin is this weekend the host of three events that are related to ‘Independent Publishing’. On Endless Lowlands (dutch language only) you can find a report about this ‘Berlin-Book-Weekend’; written by Nickel van Duijvenboden.

July & August 2009

‘Cast (part 2)’ by Raymond Taudin Chabot at De Balie, Amsterdam
The publication ‘Cast (part 4)’, published by Roma Publications in 2007, was the reason for Fw: to invite Raymond Taudin Chabot to make an exhibition at De Balie. As an answer to this question Raymond made the exhibition ‘Cast (part 2)’ which will be shown until september 2009. The photographic serie of empty waitingrooms ‘Silent Queue’ is the binding factor in the exhibition. in the -espacially made for this exhibition- publication ‘Cast (part 2)’ Raymond is investigating his own work by deconstructing his photographs and putting them back together on the pages, and extend them with new work that is also shown in this exhibition. By putting this publication up front in the presentation -it will be distributed during the exhibitions in the cafe of De Balie- the circle is completed. The exhibition of Raymond Taudin Chabot is the second part of a duo-presentation. In May and June the work of Paulien Oltheten was shown at De Balie. Caroline von Courten will write about the thematics of these to exhibitions, which will be included in a final publication.

5 June 2009 / 6 pm

Opening ‘Pages, una nueva generación de libros de fotografía’ in Cuenca Spain
Opening of OpenPhoto als part of PhotoEspaña 2009 in Cuenca, Spain. Fw: presents ‘Pages’ at the Fundacion Antonio Saura, Casa Zavala

5 June—26 July 2009

‘Pages, una nueva generación de libros de fotografía’ in Cuenca Spain
‘Pages’ is part of the official selection of PhotoEspaña in Cuenca Spain. ‘Pages’ is shown in the -for this occasion- empty library of the Fundación Antonio Saura, Casa Zavala. With publications, videoworks and photo’s from Raymond Taudin Chabot / Jaap Scheeren / Mieke Woestenburg / Bob van der Vlist / Andrea Stultiens / Paulien Oltheten / WassinkLundgren / Rob van Hoesel / Rob Philip / Annelies Goedhart / Vanessa van Dam + Martine Stig / Ringel Goslinga / Petra Stavast / Niels Stomps / Melanie Bonajo + Kinga Kielczynska / Antje Peters / Erik van der Weijde / Linda Maria Birbeck / Rob Hornstra / Eva Marie Rodbro / Koen Hauser / Charlotte Dumas / Geraldine Jeanjean / Anouk Kruithof / Monique Scuric / Ilse Frech / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Thomas Manneke / Magdalena Pilko / Cuny Jansen / Vivianne Sassen / Wytske van Keulen. Special thanks to: Nederlands Fotomuseum (Frits Gierstberg and Claudia Kussel), PhotoEspaña, Fundación Antonio Saura, Pilar Blanco, Ambassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Madrid (Christel Coolen), the Mondrian Foundation.

5 June 2009

Fw: 7 Pages, The Cuenca Edition
Publication made on the occasion of PhotoEspaña 2009. It can be seen as an addendum of ‘Fw:7 Pages’. It shows all the books and contains a transcript of a conversation between Fw: and Frits Gierstberg of the Nederlands Fotomuseum about the selection of Pages in Cuenca.

20 May 2009

The Position of the Contemporary Documentary Photographer. Symposium at the Epson Fotofestival Naarden
Speakers: Petra Stavast / Monique Scuric / Michiel van Opstal / Annelies Kuiper / Hans Gremmen
What is the position of the contemporary documenatry photographer? The documentary photography was for a long time given an identity by its engagement and involvement in social stories. Nowadays our contact with the world is scattered over several media. Documentary photographers are reflecting there position as image-makers and define there position within the field of documentary photography. They explain which strategies they use to tell their stories.

8 May—9 June 2009

Exhibition by Paulien Oltheten at De Balie, Amsterdam
The public domain and the street are the territory of Paulien Oltheten. The behaviour of people within these public spaces are her subject. She documentates, makes observations and discoveries. This is the footage that she will organize and make complete with thoughts and drawings written down. She doesn’t focus on large happenings, but her gaze is more searching for small gestures, and habits; a movement of a hand, a conversation of 2 people. recently she took a new step in her work. In Japan she was started to direct and interfere with the people and surroundings she was documentating. The exhibition will be shown until June 9. Following, Raymond Taudin Chabot will exhibit as part of this duo presentation. Caroline von Courten will compile an independent publication following the common theme of the exhibitions.

25 April t/m 24 May / W139 Amsterdam

Art Books in Light / W139, Amsterdam
From this day Fw: will take a new turn in clustering, publishing, distributing and initiating books. This will be done by our webshop and some specialized bookshops. Because of this new perspective Fw: was askes to participate in a venue ‘Art Books In Light’ , which is organised by W139 and publisher Valiz . The event will take place at W139 in Amsterdam. Valiz and W139 in Amsterdam are organising an event focusing on art books by smaller, independent publishers in the Netherlands and Belgium. The bookshop offers 15 independent art book publishers a platform for a joint presentation. A programme of readings, workshops and salons on the theme of the art book will be held from Friday 15 May to Sunday 24 May. With: 99publishers, 1001 Uitgeverij, Architectura & Natura, Basalt/Willem van Zoetendaal, BIS Publishers, De Buitenkant, Johan Deumens, Episode, Fw:, KesselsKramer Publishing, Mer, Onomatopee, Roma Public ations, TAB, V2-Publishing, Valiz, Voetnoot, Van Waveren.

19 April—19 May 2009 / Lumen Gallery, Budapest

LUSH / Babette Kleijn & Jan Adriaans at Lumen Gallery, Budapest
To have a lush life is our aim. After long days of virtue, we like to indulge ourselves in excessive luxery.’ Babette Kleijn and Jan Adriaans play with this human desire. In staged images with precisely chosen compositions, they show new possibilities for this ‘lush life’. In a closer look you find poverty, clumsiness and misfortune being part of the scenes. The project in Budapest is the result of the co-operation of Lumen Photoart Foundation and Fw:.

9 March – 6 April 2009

‘My Old Europe’, exhibition by Babette Kleijn
Within the project ‘Faraway So Close’, Fw: brings together the work of two photographers that each create their own world as a kind of new reality, by using elements from reality. In this way important issues of contemporary life are questioned, as well as conventional thoughts about photography in general. In ‘My Old Europe’, Babette Kleijn (1978) is inspired by the idea of ancient Europe. The history, the raw origin of our planet and the close attachment that humans used to have to nature, form the key points of her work. Among others, Kleijn visited ‘Grube Clara’ in the black forests in Germany, the carbonized woods in Lesbos and ‘Snowdonia’ in Wales. The collection of these places and monuments, depicted by Kleijn, form a kind of decor for a new story. With the negligent of time and place, she accentuates the compilation of images and their colours, forms and structures. The exhibition will be shown until April 5. Following, Babette Kleijn will exhibit ‘My Old Europe’ as part of this duo presentation. Taco Hidde Bakker will compile an independent publication following the common theme of the exhibitions.

10–17 February 2009

Presentation Fw:8 ‘One Weekend’ in the display window of Athenaeum Bookshop, Amsterdam.

Sunday 8 February 2009

‘One Day Bookshop’ at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
During the ‘Weekend of the Photobook” Fw: will present ‘Fw:8 One Weekend’ at the bookfair in the Nederlands Fotomuseum. For this occasion Fw: is hosting a ‘One Day Bookshop’ with publications made by young Dutch Photographers.

February 2009

Fw:8 ‘One Weekend’
Fw: presents their latest publication which contains the outcome of the recent series of four presentations called ‘One Weekend Shows’ in documentation of the presentations, work of the artists and texts. Ringel Goslinga portraits all collaborating artists and writers on the project, which form the heart of the publication. 21 x 27 cm / 120 pages / Dutch language / Ringel Goslinga / Erik van der Weijde / Jaap Scheeren / Hans Gremmen / Helmut Smits / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Gwenneth Boelens / Mieke Woestenburg / Aard Bakker. Texts by Basje Boer / Ilse van Rijn / Raymond Frenken / Taco Hidde Bakker.

3 February 2009

‘3 roses, 9 ravens, 12 months’, exhibition and book presentation by Jaap Scheeren
Within the project ‘Faraway So Close’, Fw: brings together the work of two photographers that each create their own world as a kind of new reality, by using elements from reality. In this way important issues of contemporary life are questioned, as well as conventional thoughts about photography in general. In ‘3 roses, 9 ravens, 12 months’, Jaap Scheeren (1979) shows a parallel reality that relativises delusion with a good sense of humor. The exhibition will be shown until March 3. Following, Babette Kleijn exhibits ‘My Old Europe’ as part of this duo presentation. Taco Hidde Bakker will compile an independent publication following the common theme of the exhibitions.

3 February 2009

‘3 roses, 9 ravens, 12 months’, exhibition and book presentation by Jaap Scheeren
Within the project ‘Faraway So Close’, Fw: brings together the work of two photographers that each create their own world as a kind of new reality, by using elements from reality. In this way important issues of contemporary life are questioned, as well as conventional thoughts about photography in general. In ‘3 roses, 9 ravens, 12 months’, Jaap Scheeren (1979) shows a parallel reality that relativises delusion with a good sense of humor. The exhibition will be shown until March 3. Following, Babette Kleijn exhibits ‘My Old Europe’ as part of this duo presentation. Taco Hidde Bakker will compile an independent publication following the common theme of the exhibitions.

17 December 2008

Book presentation ‘Plateau’ by Nickel van Duijvenboden
‘Plateau’ is a novel about two scientists who, during the Cold War, are staying on an Arctic ice pack. This is Nickels second book, following the collection of essays ‘De grote afwezige’ (2003).

December 2008 – January 2009

‘Aumont’, exhibition by Geraldine JeanJean
Although her parents are both French, Geraldine JeanJean was born and raised in The Netherlands. Her grandmother used to live in one of less populated areas in France, in the village Aumont. During a four-year period, JeanJean photographed landscapes and portrayed inhabitants of the village, depicting silence and abandonment.

14—30 November 2008 / De Balie Amsterdam

India Express
Between 12 and 30 November, the Amsterdam India Festival (AIF) takes place. Within this festival, De Balie will curate a versatile program: India Express. On invitation by De Balie, Fw: arranges an exhibition, showing works by Cuny Janssen, Martine Stig and Vanessa van Dam, Joyce Vlaming and WassinkLundgren. In her first book ‘India’ (2002), Cuny Janssen shows portraits of Indian children. According to her, children represent the pure origin of each human being. In ‘Any resemblance to Existing Persons is Purely Coincidental (Stories of Mr. Wood)’ (2006) Martine Stig and Vanessa van Dam are searching for Mr. Wood. They show us reality as a construction and through that, they question the functional reality and narrative structure of motion pictures. In ‘India Now’, Joyce Vlaming questions the position of young, highly educated Indians of her own generation, in the rapidly changing city landscape of India, that is under strong influence of new economic development. Only after looking closer and after details of separate pictures are connected, the series that WassinkLundgren made of guards in Bolleywood film sets (2007) show us what exactly they are guarding.

2 November 2008

One weekend show IV: Mieke Woestenburg + Aard Bakker
Fw: organizes a series of four presentations in ‘Het Wilde Weten’ in Rotterdam. For the fourth presentation, Fw: invites Mieke Woestenburg. She, in turn, invites Aard Bakker. During three days, Woestenburg and Bakker will use the space of ‘Het Wilde Weten’ as a studio, to read and interpret spatial information according to aerial photographs made by Woestenburg. The material produced by these analyses will from a base for a publication, ‘Raw Material’, which they will make as a result of this exhibition period. Taco Hidde Bakker writes a text about the presentation.

21 September 2008

One weekend show III: Gwenneth Boelens + Nickel van Duijvenboden
Fw: organizes a series of four presentations in ‘Het Wilde Weten’ in Rotterdam. For the third presentation, Fw: invites Gwenneth Boelens and Nickel van Duijvenboden. Since 2006, they have been collaborating under the name Il faut ’. For this occasion, their collaboration results in a performance. ‘Indirect Speech’, performed by Monica Blok, is based on two separate works which they have adjusted especially for this occasion: the installation ‘A Whole Fragment (Gwenneth Boelens, 2007) and the novel ‘Plateau’ (Nickel van Duijvenboden, 2009). Both indicate the relation between logic and subjectivity, observation and the realm of thought. Raymond Frenken writes a text about the presentation.

2 July 2008

De laatste fotograaf?
16 x 22 cm / 216 pages / a publication from AKV|St.Joost / Image-editing and design by Fw: / Text editing by Flip Bool and Marga Rotteveel / Texts by Gert-Jan van den Bemd, Miriam Bestebreurtje, Flip Bool, Frits Gierstberg, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Karin Krijgsman and Joachim Schmid.
On behalf of the celebration of the 50 years anniversary of the Photography and Film Department of the Academy of Arts, St.Joost, Fw: is asked to make a timeline-based visual contribution to this publication. The work of more than 70 graduate students is shown. Among them Rince de Jong, Dick Duyves, Marga Rotteveel, Rens Horn, Christel Ooms, Mischa Keijser, Wiesje Peels, Bart Kemps, Jan Adriaans, Mark Nozeman, Kim Krijnen, Ahmet Polat, Iris Vetter, Annemie Augustijns, Andrea Stultiens, Linn de Kort, Dieuwertje Komen, Petra Stavast, Dani Smulders, Anouk Paulissen, Hanneke Treffers, KimBouvy, Ward Janssen, Babette Kleijn, Anouk Kruithof, Jaap Scheeren, Bob van der Vlist, Awoiska van der Molen, Job Janssen, Marleen Sleeuwits, Monique Scuric, Niels Stomps, Anke van Iersel, Wytske van Keulen, Don Sars, Erik Klein Wolterink, Elian Somers and many, many others.

29 June 2008

One weekend Show II: Jaap Scheeren + Hans Gremmen
Fw: organizes a series of four presentations at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. For the second presentation Fw: invites Jaap Scheeren who invites Hans Gremmen . During a period of three days Scheeren and Gremmen use the project space at Het Wilde Weten as a workspace to create the still-life ‘Fake Flowers in Full Colour’. During the presentation CMYK-soft-drinks in all possible colours are offered to the visitors. The drinks are produced by the installation ‘Full Colour’ by Helmut Smits. Ilse van Rijn writes an essay about the presentation and collaboration.

30 May – 1 June 2008

Exhibition ‘Pages’ shown at the Photo Festival ‘Fotofruhling’ at Kassel, Germany. The exhibition was made in close collaboration with Claudia Kussel (Nederlands Fotomuseum). ‘Pages’ is a growing database of publications. This database functions as the source to make changing selections that are shown to the public on various locations. The selection for the ‘Fotofruhling’ consists of publications by Dirk Jan Visser + Agnes Verweij / Koen Hauser / Vincent Zedelius / Marco van Duyvendijk / Charlotte Dumas / Linda Maria Birbeck / Raymond Taudin Chabot / Mieke Woestenburg / Paulien Oltheten / Bob van der Vlist / Andrea Stultiens / WassinkLundgren / Kim Bouvy / Anais G. Lopez / Rob van Hoesel / Anouk Kruithof / Vesselina Nikolaeva / Rob Philip / Sema Bekirovic / Judith van IJken / Jaap Scheeren / Petra Stavast / Annelies Goedhart / Niels Stomps / Ringel Goslinga / Vanessa van Dam + Martine Stig / Melanie Bonajo + Kinga Kielczynska / Rob van der Nol / Jasper Groen / Reineke Otten / Antje Peters / Erik van der Weijde / Elian Somers / Karine Versluis / Rob Hornstra / Wytske van Keulen / Johannes Schwartz.

30 May 2008

Book presentation ‘China/S75’ by Petra Stavast
During the opening of the exhibition Pages in the light of the Photo Festival ‘Fotofruhling’ in Kassel the publication ‘China/S75’ by Petra Stavast is presented. This book presentation is accompanied with a small-scale exhibition with work from the project ‘China/S75’.

23 mei 2008

Graphic Design Festival, Breda

11 May 2008

One weekend show I: Ringel Goslinga + Erik van der Weijde
Fw: organizes a series of four presentations at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. For the first presentation Fw: invites Ringel Goslinga , who invites Erik van der Weijde with his project ‘This is not my son’. During one weekend they prepare a duo-presentation that is presented to the public on Sunday-afternoon. Basje Boer writes an essay about this collaboration.

13 February – 8 March 2008

Exhibition ‘Pages’ at the Dorottya Gallery, Budapest

13 February – 8 March 2008

Exhibition Ringel Goslinga in Lumen Gallery, Budapest
In the framework of the LOW Fesztival in Hungary, Ringel Goslinga shows his project ‘Family Tree’ at Lumen Gallery, Budapest. The presentation is part of the exhibition ‘Pages’ that is on show at the Dorottya Gallery (part of the Kunsthalle), Budapest.

9 february—2 may 2008

‘Pages’ at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
With books by Andrea Stultiens, Annelies Goedhart, Anouk Kruithof, Jaap Scheeren, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Rob van Hoesel, Bob van der Vlist, Bregje van den Berg, Chantal Spieard / Paulien Oltheten, WassinkLundgren, Sema Bekirovic, Petra Stavast, Judith van IJken, Vesselina Nikolaeva, Kim Bouvy, Wytske van Keulen, Reineke Otten, Mieke Woestenburg, Ringel Goslinga, Rob Hornstra, Martine Stig & Vanessa van Dam, Anais G. Lopez, Karine Versluis, Judith Jockel, Niels Stomps, Linda Maria Birbeck, Elian Somers, Antje Peters, Rob Philip, Rob van der Nol, Don Sars, Erik van der Weijde, Melanie Bonajo & Kinga Kielczynska, Raymond Taudin Chabot en Jasper Groen. Ans the magazines Sec., Capricous, Fw: and Archivo.

8 February 2008

Fw:7 Pages
In recent years a divers range of international exhibitions and books are devoted to the medium of the Photography Book. The main focus in these exhibitions and publications was to get a grip on the history of the medium. The exhibition Pages aims to show how contemporary Dutch photographers use the medium of the photo book. The publications that are shown are as rich and experimental as the original work of the photographers. Personal photographic essays, documentaries, conceptual research project are shown besides publications that challenge the reader to interact. The photographic quality and the professional attitude are the binding factors in the selection. Besides these publications the exhibition Pages also shows magazines that create an important platform for contemporary Dutch photographers. 16,5 x 23,5 cm / 80 pages / English / Design and editing: Hans Gremmen. Text ‘A New Generation of Photo Books from The Netherlands’, by Claudia Kussel / Text ‘Books? Books!’ by Hans Gremmen. Contributions by Andrea Stultiens / Annelies Goedhart / Anouk Kruithof / Jaap Scheeren / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Rob van Hoesel / Bob van der Vlist / Bregje van den Berg / Chantal Spieard / Paulien Oltheten / WassinkLundgren / Sema Bekirovic / Petra Stavast / Judith van IJken / Vesselina Nikolaeva / Kim Bouvy / Wytske van Keulen / Reineke Otten / Mieke Woestenburg / Ringel Goslinga / Rob Hornstra / Martine Stig & Vanessa van Dam / Anais G. Lopez / Karine Versluis / Judith Jockel / Niels Stomps / Linda Maria Birbeck / Elian Somers / Antje Peters / Rob Philip / Rob van der Nol / Don Sars / Erik van der Weijde / Melanie Bonajo & Kinga Kielczynska / Raymond Taudin Chabot and Jasper Groen.

23 June – 14 July 2007

Exhibition at Galerie 32-34, SBK Amsterdam
Work on show includes Wytske van Keulen (Y’a que la verite qui compte + Andzelika), Stefanie Gratz (Heile, Heile Ganschen), Casper Rila (Oorlogslandschappen), Denise Collignon (Pick a Plane), Dieuwertje Komen (Immaterial Change), Niels Stomps (83 days of Darkness), Jan Adriaans (From Humble Origin), Jaap Scheeren (Oma Toos), Bob van der Vlist (Stadswijk Rotterdam), Petra Stavast (Untitled Poster), WassinkLundgren (Empty Bottles), Awoiska van der Molen (Maintained Ground), Antje Peters (01. The Girlfriend), Karin Krijgsman (Contact I), Rob Hornstra (Bezinksel van de Sovjet-Unie). Also the book (More) Miscellaneous is on show. This book consists of referral copies of participating photographers.

23 June 2007

Fw:6, Miscellaneous
There are as many ways to tell a story as there are storytellers. But how does the photographer deal with a narrative as a starting point and how does this relate to the final presentation of the work? This question forms the basis for the exhibition curated by Fw:. The exhibition shows projects by photographers where notions as documentation, narration, abstraction and presentation play an important role. Is the subject seen purely objective? Can one stage events afterwards to tell what that he/she wants to tell? How and where to put the emphasis? Does the actual narrative evolve while working on it, or is it prescribed? And: does one present the story exclusively on the wall, in a book, or as supplement to a newspaper?
16,5 x 23,5 cm / 64 pages and 1 poster / Design and editing: Hans Gremmen
Wytske van Keulen / Stefanie Gratz / Casper Rila / Denise Collignon / Dieuwertje Komen / Niels Stomps / Jan Adriaans / Jaap Scheeren / Bob van der Vlist / Petra Stavast / WassinkLundgren / Awoiska van der Molen / Antje Peters / Karin Krijgsman / Rob Hornstra Wytske van Keulen / Stefanie Gratz / Casper Rila / Denise Collignon / Dieuwertje Komen / Niels Stomps / Jan Adriaans / Jaap Scheeren / Bob van der Vlist / Petra Stavast / WassinkLundgren / Awoiska van der Molen / Antje Peters / Karin Krijgsman / Rob Hornstra

19 May 2007

Artist Talk 04 at Fotofestival Naarden
During this artist talk (unlike earlier artist talks) the work of one photographer will is discussed: Awoiska van der Molen (1972). Her solo exhibition Ground is on show at Fotofestival Naarden. Her work can also be seen until the June 20th at Foam 3_3h. Awoiska van der Molen photographs places in the urban environment where time does not seem to exist. The silence and soberness that characterize her work are amplified by working at night and using black and white negative film. In conversation with Kim Knoppers she will speak about her images, her method of working and inspirations. Also her commission for Fotofestival Naarden is being discussed.

5 April 2007

Artist Talk 03
Fw: organizes a series of two-monthly artist talks by and for young photographers at De Wittenplaats, Amsterdam. During the third artist talk, graphic designer Hans Gremmen and photographer Bob van der Vlist discuss their work and the importance of a collaboration between photographer and graphic designer. Different modes of collaboration are discussed through the project Stadswijk Rotterdam. In this project, Hans and Bob were searching for new forms of presenting a publication through a website. The website generates a publication as PDF by areas of interest chosen by the viewer. Each new publication consists of another configuration of images. The artist talk is moderated by Kim Knoppers.

22 February 2007

Artist Talk 02
Fw: organizes a series of two-monthly artist talks by and for young photographers at De Wittenplaats, Amsterdam. During the second artist talk, Dieuwertje Komen and Jan Adriaans discuss their work, moderated by Kim Knoppers. Dieuwertje Komen and Jan Adriaans have discussed their work on a regular basis during the past three years. Both their work is on show now in the exhibition GebouwGezichten at the NAi. , Rotterdam. This evening they present the work they both made for this exhibition. Furthermore they will discuss differences and similarities in their methods of working.

11 January 2007

Artist Talk 01
Fw: organizes a series of two-monthly artist talks by and for young photographers at De Wittenplaats, Amsterdam. During the first artist talk, Yvonne Lacet and Karin Krijgsman discuss their work, moderated by Kim Knoppers. “The ultimate image. Every photographer is searching for the ultimate image. The search towards this image is different for every person. Karin Krijgsman and Yvonne Lacet differ like day and night. Still, there is a starting point in their work to discuss the work together. Both Karin and Yvonne are interested in the artificiality of nature at the moment. They are fascinated by the construction of nature by humans.” (Kim Knoppers)

July 2006

The Voies Off Fringe Festival in Arles
Work of several photographers is showed in a projection, during The Voies Off Fringe Festival in Arles, France.

15 June 2006

Interview at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
In the light of the Rotterdam based manifestation China Contemporary, Karin Krijgsman, Dieuwertje Komen, WassinkLundgren, Hanneke Treffers and Petra Stavast are interviewed. Guest curator and interviewer: Christine de Baan. Main focus points are the recent travels and explorations in China by these six Dutch photographers and the outcome of their work presented in the publication Fw:5 Create Happiness.

15 June 2006

Fw:5 Create Happiness
“Why would eight photographers independently go to China? It is supposed to be happening there. Taking pictures is a ‘happiness drug’. Maybe this counts extra for doing so in a city as Shanghai, a place where much is happening, as it seems. There is a daily rush in the streets and a high speed of acting. Constructing sites emerge everywhere around you, same as the dust. You may realize that few new things happen at the same time. All that surrounds you, you have seen before somewhere else. Only not in this haste, speed and multiplicity. Shanghai is a city where reality makes you dizzy; this dizziness can be like a dream. As a contemporary citizen of Shanghai you constantly switch between luxurious living, only if you are a foreigner, and the hard reality of the day, between all you know and all that is strange. The feeling rises that all that looks familiar has lost its meaning in this place. In fact it is in front of you and real but as an empty shell, it is only a point of recognition.” (KK)
17×21 cm / 108 pages / Edith Eussen / Dieuwertje Komen / Karin Krijgsman / Rafael Philippen / Petra Stavast / Hanneke Treffers / WassinkLundgren / Graphic design and editing: Hans Gremmen and Dieuwertje Komen / Essay ‘Create Happiness’ by Karin Krijgsman

14 April – 24 May 2006

Foam_3h, Museum of Photography, Amsterdam
Exhibition with the work of the magazine, Fw:4, S75.
Specially for this occasion there is a video-installation by Petra Stavast and an overview of former publications which where made by Fw:.

14 April 2006

Fw:4 S75
S75 is the type of mobile phone, sponsored for this project by the company Siemens/BenQ. This telephone (with a camera) was in fact the only camera the participating photographers could use for the exhibition and publication. Working in their own field as a photographer, the -technologic- possibilities and borders were explored and redefined by using this new tool. 17×24 cm / 12 pages and 1 poster / Graphic design and redaction: Hans Gremmen and Petra Stavast / Dieuwertje komen / Linn de Kort / Karin Krijgsman / Anouk Paulissen / Petra Stavast / Babette van Veen.

10 – 27 November 2005

Exhibition: ‘Kennis van de lege ruimte’ in TAC (Temporary Art Centre), Eindhoven
Invited by TAC, Fw: participates in the exhibition ‘Kennis van de lege ruimte’. Young artists working in different disciplines, show works which reflect on urban space and landscape. Subjects in the different works are people, architecture, urbanization and nature. Works by: Christel Boertjes / Olga Gorissen / Dieuwertje Komen / Linn de Kort / Karin Krijgsman / Ingeborg Moerkerken / Anouk Paulissen / Dani Smulders / Petra Stavast / Babette van Veen / Tom Waijers

10 November 2005

Fw: in TAC (Temporary Art Centre), Eindhoven
Set of ten postcards / 10×15 cm / out of stock / made for the visitors of the exhibition ‘Knowledge of the empty space’ in TAC, Eindhoven.
Free to take away during the exhibition.

13 October 2005

‘One Hour Photo’ at the Festival for Photography, Breda
Talk about the phenomena of Dutch photo-collectives. Together with: Skart and a collective of former students from the Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam. Moderator: Ruud Visschedijk, director of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.

17 September – 23 October 2005

Festival for Photography, Breda
Exhibition Fw:3, Centerfold. In co-operation with foundation KOP, Breda. Free posters are specially made for this exhibition. The exhibition space is being shared with photo-collective Froempatjoekie.

17 September 2005

Fw:3 Centerfold
Inspired by the theme of the festival ‘Unreal Beauty’, Fw: tries to define the term ‘Beauty’. In this project Fw: placed several adds in different national newspapers. Without specifying the context, we ask for beautiful people to contact us. In contrary to model agency’s Fw: does not judge the looks of the people who respond, automatically they become centrefold models for the magazine. 16×21 cm / 15 fold-out pages / Graphic design and editing: Hans Gremmen and Dieuwertje Komen / Works by Olga Gorissen / Dieuwertje Komen / Linn de Kort / Karin Krijgsman / Ingeborg Moerkerken / Anouk Paulissen / Dani Smulders / Petra Stavast / Babette van Veen.

14 May – 12 June 2005

Festival for Photography, Naarden
Exhibition with works made for the new magazine: Fw:2, Liefste.

14 May 2005

Fw:2 Liefste,
A (visual) love letter. Photographers produce new work with a combined theme: their fascination in Dutch Photography. Works by Martine Derks / Olga Gorissen / Dieuwertje Komen / Linn de Kort / Karin Krijgsman / Linda Maas / Ingeborg Moerkerken / Anouk Paulissen/ Dani Smulders / Petra Stavast / Babette van Veen / Tom Waijers. 15×21 cm / 80 pages / Graphic design and editing: Hans Gremmen and Karin Krijgsman

April 2005

Fw: published in magazine ‘De Helling’

De Helling’ is a three monthly magazine for left-wing politics in the Netherlands. This issue publishes a selection of pictures from Fw:1, Dag & Dauw.

5 March 2005

Launch first publication ‘Fw:1, Dag & Dauw’, in Fotografia
Fw:1 Dag & Dauw is presented in photo-bookstore Fotografia, Amsterdam. The first issue is presented to Ruud Visschedijk, director of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.

5 March 2005

Fw:1 Dag & Dauw
20,5 x 28 cm / 24 pages / Graphic design and editing: Hans Gremmen and Karin Krijgsman / Poem: Yvette van der Aa / Translation: Berber Epker.
Works by: Olga Gorissen / Dieuwertje Komen / Linn de Kort / Karin Krijgsman / Ingeborg Moerkerken / Anouk Paulissen / Dani Smulders / Petra Stavast / Babette van Veen / Tom Waijers.

September 2004

Founding of Fw:
Fw: is founded with the intention to support and inspire a group of ten young photographers, after they have graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. By organizing monthly gatherings, the collective offers discussion and reflection on the working process of the photographers.