MORE THAN YOUR SITUATION
‘A portrait series at the Salvation Army’
On display at the Center Céramique (Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht) from 04-12-18 to 31-03-19.
‘More than your situation’ is a social project in which photography is used as a restorative method. By looking beyond someone’s situation, I try to change the self-image in a positive way. Every resident has received a print of the portrait for their room. By showing the images to the outside world I hope to remove certain prejudices and stigmatisation that may exist around the residents of the Salvation Army, or at least provide a better picture of the people who live at the Salvation Army. As the cleaning lady there once said to me: “You can only respond to something after you have experienced it”. This project is inspired by the project of Jan Sitvast, (professor of Hogeschool Utrecht) called ‘Look me now’. Photography has been used as a restorative method in psychiatric patients.
If you want to know more about this project or are need a photographer for a similar project, feel free to contact me!