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About Us

Digital technologies have caused a seismic change to our position as documentary makers and have given us endless possibilities in narrative formats. We started experimenting with more layered forms of storytelling fusing the hyperrealism of documentary with the more abstract and conceptual qualities within the visual arts. This approach gives us the space to work in a more abstract way, connecting different narrative forms and disciplines. It is precisely at this position that we feel comfortable and are able to tap into deeper layers, more reflective, looking at larger movements and developments in today’s world. The accessibility of large quantities of image, sound and other sources play an important role in our work. The non-linearity, the simultaneous, is key to several of our projects.

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Robert Knoth & Antoinette De Jong

BOOKS

2012
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, explores the shadow sides of globalisation
Published by Y-doc/Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978377573337
2008
Hira Mandi, portrays the life of transsexuals in the Red Light District of Lahore, Pakistan
Published by Mets and Schilt, ISBN 9789053306308
2006
Certificate no. 000358/, a book about the long term consequences of nuclear accidents in four major nuclear disaster zones in the former Soviet Union
Published by Mets and Schilt, ISBN 9789053305065
2002
Half Life, documents the lasting impact of several nuclear accidents in the Chelyabinsk region in Russia
Published by Greenpeace International
1993
Nederlandse Pophelden, a collection of portraits of Holland’s pop artists, the most famous as well as the most obscure
Published by Luitingh Sijtthof, ISBN 9789024512386

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2018
Poppy Interactive: War and organized Crime gone Global, Prix Europa, nomination
Poppy Interactive: War and organized Crime gone Global, Prix Ars Electronica, honourable mention
2017
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, 150 Greatest Photobooks of All Time, Source Photographic Review
Poppy Interactive: War and organized Crime gone Global, Digital Storytelling Award IDFA Doclab, nomination
2013
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2013, gold
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Canon Prize most innovative photo-project
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, European Design Award, bronze
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Dutch Doc Award, finalist
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Kees Scherer Book Award, finalist
2012
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Lens Culture Exposure Awards, honourable mention
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, New York Photo Awards, finalist multimedia
2007
Certificate no.000358/, CHIPP Awards, 3rd prize, Nature and Environment
Certificate no.000358/, Kees Scherer Book Award, finalist
2006
Certificate no.000358/, World Press Photo, honourable mention
Certificate no.000358/, Premio Miran Hrovatin Award, 1st prize
2001
Civil War Guinea, PDN Award, 2nd place, best Magazine Photo Feature
2000
Civil War in Angola, Photo Prize Prague, winner
Civil War in Angola, World Press Photo, 2nd prize, People in the News
1999
Refugee Crisis Somalia, Dutch Refugee Foundation, Winner
Civil War in Angola, Silver Camera Awards, 1st prize, Documentary
1998
Floods in Southern Somalia, Silver Camera Awards, 2nd prize, Documentary
1997
Amputees Sierra Leone, Silver Camera Awards, 1st prize, Portraits
Siege of Kabul, Silver Camera Awards, 2nd prize, Documentary
1995
Tour de Faso, Burkina Faso Silver Camera Awards, 2nd prize, Documentary

GRANTS

2019
Tree and Soil, publication grant Mondriaan Fund
2017
Poppy Interactive, War and organized Crime gone Global, development grant Mondriaan Fund
2017
Poppy Interactive, War and organized Crime gone Global, development grant Fund 21
2016
Poppy Interactive, War and organized Crime gone Global, development grant Creative Industry Fund
2015
Poppy Interactive, War and organized Crime gone Global, research grant Creative Industry fund
2014
Tree and Soil, development grant Mondriaan Fund
2014
Tree and Soil, development grant Anna Cornelis Fund
2014
Tree and Soil, development grant Foundation for Democracy and Media
2013
Recipient Stipend for Established Artists Mondriaan Fund
2011
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant Mondriaan Fund
2011
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant Sem Presser Foundation
2011
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant SNS Reaal Fund
2011
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant VSB Fund
2010
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant Prins Bernhard Culture fund
2009
Recipient Stipend for Established Artists Mondriaan Fund
2008
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant Foundation for Democracy and Media
2008
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant Sem Presser Fund
2008
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, development grant National Committee for International Cooperation and Development

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2020
Tree and Soil, Fotomuseum, The Hague (upcoming)
2020
Tree and Soil, Lianzhou Photofestival, Lianzhou (upcoming)
2018
Poppy Interactive: War and Organized Crime gone Global, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz*
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Lianzhou Photofestival, Lianzhou
Tree and Soil, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow
Metro Pop Up/ Return to Afghanistan 2001-2009, Leica Gallery, Washington DC*
2017
Poppy Interactive: War and Organized Crime gone Global, DOCLAB/IDFA, Amsterdam
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Vision, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, F2 Fotofestival, Dortmund
2016
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, C/0, Berlin
A new display: Visual storytelling at a crossroad/Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow*
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Griffin Art Space, Warsaw
Shadowlands, Noorderlicht, Museum Belvedère, Oranjewoud*
Shadowlands, Goethe Institute, Washington DC*
2015
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
Metro Pop Up/Texas Prison Industry, International Photography Festival, Hyderabad*
Afghanistan 2001 – 2009, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney*
Mijn Vlakke Land /Fukushima, FOMU, Antwerpen*
2014
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney
On the Move/Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam*
Metro Pop Up/Shadowlands, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland*
Certificate no. 000358/, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen
Certificate no. 000358/, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus
Shadowlands, Photoville, New York*
2013
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, 1st Beijing Photo Biennial, Beijing
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
Dutch Doc Awards/Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam*
Silver Camera Awards/Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Fotomuseum, Den Haag*
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Night Contact, London
Just when you thought you were safe/Shadowlands, Jim Thomson House Art House, Bangkok*
Just when you thought you were safe/Shadowlands, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila*
Shadowlands, Fotofestival Naarden, Naarden
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.*
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston*
2012
Tatort: UMWELT, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna*
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
New York Photo Awards/Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York*
Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin, Humanity House, The Hague
Certificate no. 000358/, Die Kunstverein, Berlin
2011
Certificate no. 000358/, Kunsthalle-Project Space, Vienna
Certificate no. 000358/, Fotometria, Ionannina
Certificate no. 000358/, Sankring Art Space, Yogyakarta
Certificate no. 000358/, Gallery Soemardja, Bandung
Annya, 6 years later/Chernobyl 2011, Museum of Siam, Bangkok
Annya, 6 years later/Chernobyl 2011, Piramal Gallery, Mumbai
Shadowlands, DF Gallery, Tokyo
2010
Certificate no. 000358/, Festival Della Fotografia Etica, Lodi
Portraits, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco*
Outernational, Fotoweek, Washington DC*
2008
NRC, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam*
Hira Mandi, Lux Photo Gallery, Amsterdam
Certificate no. 000358/, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney
2007
Certificate no. 000358/, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
2006
Mayak/Half Life, Galerie Opera, Ostrava
Chernobyl 20 years on, United Nations, New York*
Certificate no. 000358/, Oxo Gallery, London
Certificate no. 000358/, Centro Imagen, Mexico City
Certificate no. 000358/, WWF Gallery, New Delhi
Certificate no. 000358/, Ping Yao International Photo Festival, Ping Yao
Certificate no. 000358/, Center of Contemporary Art, Kiev
Certificate no. 000358/, Place Des Arts, Montreal
Certificate no. 000358/, Photokina, Köln
Certificate no. 000358/, Karlin Hall, Prague
Certificate no. 000358/, International Photo Festival/Auditorium Della Musica, Rome
Certificate no. 000358/, Naturhistorischen Museum, Wien
Certificate no. 000358/, Gallery for Photojournalism, Jakarta
Certificate no. 000358/, FNAC Galerie Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Alicante
Certificate no. 000358/, Cinemateque, Tel Aviv
Certificate no. 000358/, Masrah Al Medina, Beirut

* Group exhibition

INTERVIEWS, COMMENTARIES, PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS (selection)

BBC World, CNN, Australian Broadcasting News, BBC Radio 4, RAI UNO, Hong Kong TV, Sun TV Taiwan, Photonews.de, British Journal of Photography, Rangefinder Magazine, Der Spiegel, Australian Photojournalist, The Australian, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung ,New York Times, the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, FOTO 8, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Grande Reportagem, La Repubblica, Il Sole24Ore, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Internazionale, Mother Jones, Sunday Herald, Private magazine, Creative Photography Iran, VPRO Radio and TV, El Pais, Io Donna, American Suburb X, Conscientious Blog, Time Machine GUP Magazine, 8Weekly, TV Cultura Warsaw, Ahorn Magazine, Lens Magazine, Director’s Note, Le Monde, Wired Japan.

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES (selection)

Tisch School of Arts New York, Griffith University Brisbane, University of New South Wales, FOAM Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Rotterdam, School of Journalism Utrecht, Australian Center of Photography Sydney, GKF, Frontline Club London, State Academy of Journalism in Beijing, Fotoweek DC Washington, Photometria Ionannina, Noorderlicht Groningen, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Photo8 HOST Gallery London, White Cloth Gallery Leeds, F2 Fotofestival Dortmund, Photomonth Krakow, the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, St Joost Academy of Art Breda, C/O Berlin, Photographers Stronghold Tokyo, Eye Film Institute Amsterdam