Daniël Gerard Siegersma

Daniël Siegersma (NL) graduated from the Bachelor Photography department at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in 2018.

Honourable mention Bachelor Photography department award 2018

Graduation project 2018


My family has no tradition.
Yet, my region is full of them.

I have never really thought about this when I was growing up, but that’s just the way it was. The decorations in my house are relics of my ancestors that are mainly there to commemorate them as people. The relics belong to the rural traditions primarily practiced in Twente and partly over the border to Germany. Seeing those relics as a kid made my curiosity about these rural events rise. The relics become a form of latent traditions that I try to be involved in.

Are we by default participants of our regional traditions or do we need to gain it actively?

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