Published by Witte de With Publishers. Edited by Amira Gad, Nicolaus Schafhausen. Text by Sven Lütticken. Interview by Monika Szewczyk.
The latest photographer commissioned by the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art to document Rotterdam is Lidwien van de Ven (born 1963). An artist who works in a realm parallel to photojournalism, Van de Ven chose to reverse the city-specific mandate of the project and portray Rotterdam as a microcosm of global developments at the intersection of politics and religion. Her photographs show how the visible and invisible are continually mediated by political forces.