Van Kesteren approached the Zambians closely, giving a clear impression of their daily lives, knowing both moments of exceptional bliss and of profound mourning.
Together with the sound-recordings made by Van Kesteren the linked-up sequence of photographs shown at the Kunsthal provide us with an honest portrait of an energetic, yet worrisome Zambia.
Geert van Kesteren
Geert van Kesteren was proclaimed Photojournalist of the Year in 1998 and 2005 by the Zilveren Camera. His most recent book and exposition on Iraq, called ‘Why Mister Why?' won him, amongst others, the World Press Photo Award. In 2006 he made a photo series called ‘Schraal' (scanty), a document on poverty in The Netherlands which is displayed at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
In collaboration with
Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa
With thanks to