Florian Braakman (1988), based in Rotterdam, NL
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“My daily life in Rotterdam is an important fuel for my work in which I connect with people I encounter in my direct surroundings. I’m interested in various social phenomena within the urban landscape, which I approach from a personal point of view and the view of the people I collaborate with. The focus in my work is to have an fearless open minded, critical but positive view on the world around me. To look at what connects us as human beings. Because we still have so much to learn from each other.
As a photographic artist I’m investigating the concept of neighbourhood and community. I use photography in an intuitive way and as a direct tool to make contact with my surroundings, the people and objects that I encounter on daily basis. My series of images I use in (audiovisual) installations and publications. More recently I have also experimented with making films.
My recent works are Broer, a portrait series where I photograph all the guys on the street that call me ‘broer’ (brother). In Between Homes is a project in which I travel with my neighbours to their countries of origin.”
Recent clients Stichting Ammodo, Gemeente Rotterdam, De Volkskrant, De Correspondent, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdams Wijktheater, Vers Beton, College van Rijksadviseurs, Unseen Amsterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Studio Room, AIR Rotterdam, and the NWO