Florian Braakman (1988), based in Rotterdam, NL
“I’m a photographic artist and my work focusses on the concept of neighborhood and community. I use photography in an intuitive way and as a direct tool to make contact with my surroundings. My series of images I use in (audiovisual) installations and publications.
My recent works are Broer, a portrait series where I photogaph 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.
My daily life in Rotterdam is important fuel for my work. I’m interested in various social phenomena within the urban landscape, which I approach from a personal point of view. The focus in my work is to have a vulnerable and fearless open minded view on the world around me. To look at what connects us as human beings. We still have so much to learn from each other.”
Commissions for 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 and the NWO.