“Van emancipatie naar participatie“ - Mieke Schlaman’s photographs


This exhibition focuses on photographs taken by activist photographer Mieke Schlaman (1946 - 2023), who captured women during all feminist waves for more than forty years. Always with the goal of making the invisible woman visible. "The women's cause is in my DNA. We are more than half the world's population and we matter. I want women to be taken seriously."

Even though Mieke Schlaman's photographs sometimes go forty years back in time, that does not make them any less current. As a photographer and a writer, I had the opportunity to work with Schlaman’s images, reflecting on and with them and thus, allowing the past, present and future to correspond with each other.

Woman whoman whomeant to invent meaning and remaining of living and giving and breathing and having and always having and never giving and willing willing for who and for what and for mine mine mine always mine never for who never for what just me me me men man but who woman woman who men who is the men who are the men why are women just a question about where the men are wow man man don’t mess with me I am a whooooo man a WWOOO man

Exhibition on view at the Central Library, The Hague. Mar 5th - May 10th, 2024.

Being a girl is not a fact, it’s a million of facets of what it means to be a girl, of what you want it to mean when you say "I’m a girl" and of what I want to scream when I throw back at you: "I AM A GIRL."