Shelter - Humanity House

Exhibition

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07.09.16 t/m 27.09.16

Shelter

Photographer Alex Koeleman shows in her photo series “Shelter” intrusive portraits of girls from Cambodia and the Philippines who have been sexually exploited. Now they are staying in Terre des Hommes shelters. Here, the children receive medical assistance, therapy, personal counseling and education.

As the girls must not be depicted in a recognizable way, they are wearing masks. Alex consciously chose for ‘festive’ masks as a symbol for a new, better future. Most victims prove to be surprisingly resilient in real life, and with proper assistance most of them are offered hope for a better future.

Opening times

  • Opens again at June 5th

About the makers

Alex Koeleman is afgestudeerd aan de KABK in Den Haag. Haar eerste grote project over Mexicaanse Mennonieten leverde een onderscheiding op bij World Press Photo. Naast haar samenwerking met fotograaf Maarten Corbijn (Corbino) deed ze veel werk voor o.a Carp en NRC. Eind 2014 maakte zij voor Terre des Hommes de serie “Shelter” waarmee Koeleman de tweede prijs in de categorie “portret” van de Zilveren Camera 2014 won.