Parts Unknown - Master students launch online photography publication

Come join us for the launch of Parts Unknown, an online photography publication interpreting the notion of missing. The launch will be an interactive lecture in Zoom by The Royal Academy of Art Masters of Photography and Society participants who collectively created the project.

Photographers and artists from 13 different countries have developed Parts Unknown, an exploration of the notion of missing. Initiated before the pandemic times, their work has gained a new resonance during the global lockdown.

Combining topics such as isolation, grief, longing, and the need to be playful, the artists created Parts Unknown, with each artist’s interpretation of absence. The topic was prompted by Creative Court, a Hague-based organization working at the interface of art and global justice and built upon conversations with their partners, The International Commission on Missing People (ICMP) and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK).

The stories range in topic from personal history to historical and political intersections of the past and present, to the interplay of absence and presence in photography.

More about this project

Participating photographers/artists of the MA Photography & Society :

Anders Birger (Denmark) - The Shadows
Atle Blekstad (Norway) - Goodbye Without Leaving
Thana Faroq (Yemen) - I don’t recognize me in the shadows
Jakob Ganslmeier (Germany) - Der falsche Herrenmensch // The fake masterrace
Kata Geibl (Hungary) - The Castle
Lena Holzer (Austria) - The Impossibility of Future
Federica Iozzo (Italy) - Every Feeling
Marta Iwanek (Canada/Ukraine/Poland) - Falling / Flying
Batuhan Keskiner (Turkey) - Toros
Xaver Könneker (Germany/Netherlands) - Kodak knows no dark days
Anastasia Mityukova (Switzerland) - Between the lines
Jana Romanova (Russia) - Building a Monument
Alexa Vachon (Canada) - It’s not him, mom

Guided by: Oliver Chanarin, Henk Wildschut, Rabiaâ Benlahbib, Shailoh Phillips, Thomas Bragdon and Adam Broomberg.

Website developed & designed by Yoiomi
Partners of the project:
Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK)
Creative Court
the ICMP (International Commission on Missing Persons)



15 mei 2020 18.00 - 20:30