Henk Wildschut

The Netherlands, Amsterdam & Nijmegen Galerie Bart

Henk Wildschut's (NL, 1967) work is characterized by a contemplative and often distant view on the people and situations he photographs which lends a balance and monumental quality to his photographs that incite the viewer to further reflect on the subject. In 2005 Wildschut started a long-term project around European illegal immigration. When visiting several refugee camps across the world, Wildschut was surprised by the need for domesticity. Small gardens were created around the tents and these gardens turned out to be a universal phenomenon. This changed his view on refugees entirely.