You Huddle To Keep Warm
Nominee DuPho. SO Student Award 2023
“Over the past years I’ve portrayed boys and men with a history of displacement as they reclaimed space. I found them in segregated Moluccan neighbourhoods, places like Soto or Muizenberg in the former Dutch Antilles, in the cités of Marseille and in the peripheries of several other European cities. These boys and men acted as mirrors. I recognized myself in their histories, their aggression, their joy, their wounds, their vulnerability, their armour and their masks.‘You Huddle To Keep Warm’ is a tribute to the boys and men who recognized and welcomed me (and my camera) into their space.”
Elizar Veerman is a Moluccan-Dutch photographic artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.His photographic practice is particularly concerned with the effects of Colonialism and migration. Focusing on boys and men, he explores representations of diaspora, masculinity, community, style and acts of (self-) reclamation in both Documentary and Fashion photography.
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