Pre-orders for Man Next Door are now open!
07.09.2017

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The pre-sale of my new book Man Next Door has started. Until the launch on 1 December 2017, the book can be ordered for the discount price of 35 euros. Shipping of the book will start in the second half of November. Please follow my Instagram account for a sneak peak of Man Next Door.

Workshop at Foto Forum Bozen, Italy (updated)
27.08.2017

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Five spots left! Workshop for photographers, designers and storytellers who wish to learn how to construct and present long-term photography projects. This workshop is about creating freedom to do what YOU want to do: Make stories and present them in the way you wish by finding the right audience and funds. Come to Bozen on October 21 and 22, 2017 and join me for an intensive two days. Tuition fee is €250.

South Ossetia archive featured on Instagram
20.08.2017

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It is nine years since the Russo-Georgian war took place, a war between Georgia, Russia and the Russian-backed self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Writer Arnold van Bruggen and I have made a book and exhibition about Abkhazia, not so many people know that we also covered South Ossetia as part of the The Sochi Project. This month I am featuring a series of photos made in South Ossetia on my Instagram account. And yes, we also met president Eduard Kokoity, though he was pushed aside already several months later.

Delayed shipments during the summer period
01.08.2017

Due to summer holidays, my studio will be closed. Orders placed in my online store will be processed after August 7th, 2017.

Announcement: Exhibition and book launch Man Next Door in Centraal Museum Utrecht
13.07.2017

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For over ten years I have been working on Man Next Door, a new project that examines the stigmatisation of the working class while offering a rare insight into the life of a working-class Utrecht boy. I am very happy to announce that Man Next Door will be exhibited from December 2, 2017 until March 25, 3018 at the best conceivable place for this work: the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. Opening plus book launch will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3 pm. A pre-launch of the book might be organized during Paris Photo (if planning allows).

Crowdfunding: Please help to fund 60 free copies for family and friends of Kid
13.07.2017

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In order to be able to share free copies of the book Man Next Door to family and friends of Kid, I ask for your help. By purchasing a numbered copy (1-60) of the Family and Friends Edition with special dust jacket, you fund one extra copy that will be given free of charge to family and friends of Kid during opening of the exhibition in Centraal Museum. This way, you make it possible that all friends and family members can receive a free copy. As a thank you, your name will be mentioned in the colophon of the book.

Temporarily available:
Summer Print 2017
10.07.2017

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Without doubt my favorite vodka-soaked evening while photographing Sochi Singers in 2011 was in restaurant Lilya in Lazarevskaya, where Dimitry Bum performed the song ‘Digi Digi’. Despite the English lyrics, the song is wildly popular all over the Caucasus. Actually, we have never heard the song outside the Caucasus. Please click on the link below to see a video of Dimitry performing ‘Digi Digi’.

Until October 1, 2017, an analogue handmade c-print of this work can be purchased for only 145 euros excluding framing and shipping. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over, the print will no longer be reprinted.

This month Sochi Singers featured on Instagram
01.07.2017

Every month I am featuring series of photos from my archive on Instagram. This summer month is the turn to Sochi Singers. In 2011 Arnold van Bruggen and I travelled to more than 60 restaurants over 100 miles of coastline to make 37 photos for the book Sochi Singers. Follow my Instagram account - not only to see the end result - but also to see some moving image and photos of how Sochi Singers in the end has been presented on billboards.

Upcoming exhibitions: Rijksmuseum Twente (NL) and Fotoforum Bozen (IT)
22.06.2017

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During the second half of this year two exhibitions are coming up showcasing work from The Sochi Project. From September 24, 2017 until January 7, 2018, the chapter about the North Caucasus The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova will be on display in Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Please follow the link below for more information on this exhibition. From October 24 until December 2, 2017, the chapter about Abkhazia Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land will be shown at FotoForum Bozen. Details about this exhibition will follow later.

Peter van Agtmael, Awoiska van der Molen and Rob van Hoesel in next Fotodok Book Club
27.05.2017

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We have a great line up for the tenth edition of the FOTODOK Book Club, next Thursday, June 1 at 8 pm. Join us for exciting conversations with some of world’s best photobook makers and cold beers in the shadow of the Dom tower in Utrecht.
Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael (Skype) talks about his new book Buzzing at the Sil, a sequel to Disco Night Sept. 11 that was shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Award and was named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Magazine, Time, Vogue and American Photo amongst others.
Awoïska van der Molen (NL) will talk about her new book Blanco, which is the successor of her previous and successful photo book Sequester. Van der Molen is nominated for this years prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Designer and publisher Rob van Hoesel will talk about the challenges of combining designing and publishing books. Van Hoesel founded his publishing house The Eriskay Connection in 2011. Their books have consistently earned a spot on ‘Best of the Year’ lists photo book collectors like so much.

Now available: Spring Print 2017
12.05.2017

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By accident I stumbled into Cement Town in 2007, a small suburb of the East Siberian industrial city Angarsk. Several times I went to cultural center Druzhba, a dilapidated building in Cement Town that once must have been a great and sparkling Soviet palace. This girl was sitting next to the dance floor during the Friday night disco, while DJ Artiom played deafening electro-house for a crowd of 30 residents.

Until July 1, 2017, an analogue c-print of this work can be purchased for only 145 euros excluding framing and shipping. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over, the print will no longer be reprinted.

Work in progress:
Man Next Door
11.05.2017

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Six years ago, I left with a film crew from VICE to Sochi, where they followed me while working on a series about singers in restaurants. Before leaving they shot some bonus footage in the neighborhood where I lived, a working-class district in northwest Utrecht. At the time, I already worked for six years on a document about the district, not knowing where it would lead. Now, again six years later, part of that work is the foundation for Man Next Door, my next project that will be launched soon, featuring my neighbor Kid as protagonist. Kid no longer lives. In 2013 - at the age of forty two - he was found drowned in the Utrecht canal. The book, released in the fall of 2017, provides a unique insight into the laborious life of a resident in a working-class district yet at the same time raises questions about stigmatization in our society.

Soon more information about the project and the forthcoming pre-sale of the book. For now, please click the link below to see a short trailer that VICE shot in 2011 (3:30 minutes).

Sochi Singers Billboards available again in store
07.04.2017

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Finally! A freshly produced stack of billboards is available. Apologies to the orderers who had to wait for a few weeks. Collecting and packing billboards is way too much work, something we did not fully realize after designing. Please promise not to order too many in the upcoming months.

Additional option after purchase of a Season Print: Mounting and framing
20.03.2017

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Following the quick sale of Winter prints, there were several requests if the work could be framed. The answer is yes. We looked for a durable system and an appropriate price. The additional cost for mounting on 1 mm aluminum and framing including anti-reflex, UV protective glass is 115 euros (including VAT). Shipping is not recommended due to the risk of breaking glass. Pick up from my studio in Utrecht is possible by appointment.

Of course you can also still order this analog c-print without framing. Better be quick. There are currently 4 prints left of the ballet class and 11 days to go.

Teaching at Anzenberger Masterclass students in Vienna
19.03.2017

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With great pleasure I have been teaching for third consecutive year students of the ten-month-long intensive masterclass organized by Anzenberger Gallery. Please click on the link for more information on next year’s masterclass.

Kiril Golovchenko in FOTODOK Book Club on March 30, 8 pm.
17.03.2017

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I am very proud to announce our third guest for the FOTODOK Book Club: Kirill Golovchenko. He is the eastern European answer to Martin Parr, a master in bright visual strategies and a dedicated and productive self-publisher. Come and get inspired by this extremely active and talented Ukrainian photographer. Take your English, German and Russian dictionary with you. Also in this Book Club: Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels.

Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels in next
FOTODOK Book Club
09.03.2017

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I am very happy to announce the presence of Henk Wildschut and Mariken Wessels at the next FOTODOK Book Club on Thursday March 30, 3017. Henk will talk about his super fresh book Ville de Calais, on the growth and decline of an informal village in the French dunes. Mariken Wessels will talk about her brilliant Taking Off. Henry My Neighbour, a book on her neighbor’s obsession with amateur nude art. After multiple nominations and winning the Arles 2016 Book Award, the book got recently nominated for the Dutch Photobook Award. Third guest will be announced soon.

Judging of Dutch Photobook
Award 2015‑2016
24.02.2017

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It was great pleasure and lots of fun to be in a jury for the Best Dutch Photobook Award 2015 - 2016, together with Edie Peters (chair), Merel Bem, Narda Van ‘t Veer, Bert Teunissen and Wannes Ketelaars. First mission: Bring 186 submitted books back to a selection of five nominations. In alphabetical order: Imperial Courts 1993-2015 by Dana Lixenberg, XXX by Bob Siers, Taking Off. Henry My Neighbour by Mariken Wessels, Vivace by Hanne van der Woude and Aeronautics in the Backyard by Xiaoxiao Xu.

Gesprek radioprogramma
De Ochtend op Radio 1
13.02.2017

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Op maandagochtend 13 februari ben ik tussen 9:30 en 10:00 uur te gast bij het radioprogramma De Ochtend op Radio 1. Als u naar aanleiding van dit gesprek op de hoogte wilt blijven omtrent het aanstaande boek dat ik publiceer over mijn buurman, stuur dan een email naar studio@robhornstra.com. Ik neem contact met u op zodra er meer informatie beschikbaar is.

Talk at The Chocolate Factory in Bristol
10.02.2017

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On Friday February 10, 2017 at 7pm I will talk about The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Chocolate Factory in Bristol. And perhaps I show a glimpse of my new book, which will be launched later this year. Entrance is free for workshop participants.

Now available: Winter Print 2017
01.02.2017

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The new season print is now available. Until April 1, 2017, an analogue c-print of this work can be purchased for only 145 euros excluding framing and shipping. The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over, the print will no longer be reprinted.

Open Day at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
28.01.2017

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A little shout out for the Photography Department that I am responsible for together with Lotte Sprengers. Are you considering to study photography at the highest level, are you extremely ambitious and would you like to be taught by international acclaimed photographers? Come to the Open Day on Saturday January 28, 2017 to the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague for more information, presentations, portfolio reviews, master classes and more. Fulltime and part-time option. All courses are in English!

Announcement summer workshop in Luxembourg
06.01.2017

Together with The Sochi Project’s co-author Arnold van Bruggen I will teach a three-day workshop ‘How to make things happen’ in Luxembourg from July 14-16, 2017. The workshop is organized by Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (CNA), which explains the low registration fee and the fact that there is only one spot left. You’d better hurry if you want to participate this summer. Update: It is fully booked.

Workshop DIY Storytelling in Bristol sold out
19.12.2016

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All spots for the workshop D.I.Y. Storytelling in collaboration with IC Visual Lab and Arnolfini museum in Bristol are reserved. Would you still like to participate, please sign up for the waiting list by sending an email to info@icvl.co.uk. Most likely a next workshop D.I.Y. Storytelling will be organized in Luxembourg this summer. Would you like to stay informed? Please send an email with your contact details to workshop@robhornstra.com.

Annual subscriptions for FOTODOK Book Club 2017 now for sale
16.12.2016

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Thank you all for attending the 8th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club and a special thank you to our guests Jack Latham, Laura Cnossen, Laia Abril (on Skype) and Jan Rosseel. Never want to be too late for a ticket next year? Annual subscription for four editions of the Book Club 2017 are now for sale via FOTODOK. Please check out sales information and dates via link below.

Sugar Paper Theories by Jack Latham in FOTODOK Book Club
14.12.2016

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Today I am preparing the eighth edition of the FOTODOK Book Club. Two years ago I started this initiative in an effort to interest a broader audience for photobooks. Tonight, again, the venue sold out. One of the books in this edition is the wonderful Sugar Paper Theories of Jack Latham. The historical story about two murders in 1974 in Iceland not only tells a lot about the functioning of a scarcely populated country, but also touches on universal police investigation issues such as confessions under coercion, mass hysteria and scapegoating. A great book and not only for the small introverted photobook community. Signed copies are for sale tonight at FOTODOK.

Four new sets of postcards from The Sochi Project
12.12.2016

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In 2010 Arnold van Bruggen and I published a leporello containing six Christmas cards from The Sochi Project. The set was highly popular and quickly sold out. Since then, reprinting the Christmas cards was high on our wish list. For all kinds of reasons, we did not manage to organize it so far. But that has finally changed. Our new christmas card leporello is now available. While working on the new edit of the Christmas cards (which ultimately changed little compared to the previous one), we thought it could be nice to make some more sets. Not in the last place because we love postcards. Check them out and order them while you can.

New shipping rates in online store
09.12.2016

After introducing my new website almost three weeks ago we made some changes, mainly to improve some foibles in the store. Most important issue: shipping costs. Some non Europeans found it rather expensive to pay € 18.00 shipping costs to receive one set of six picture postcards. Well, you are right. Sorry for the inconvenience. Costs have now dropped by eighty percent. I am very grateful to everyone who has tested my website and attempted to buy Christmas cards in my shop. Thank you all for your help and advice.

A new initiative:
Season Print offer
02.12.2016

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My first day to commemorate the Victory of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) took place on May 9, 2003 in Chelyabinsk. I had just landed for the first time in Russia and had no idea what was going to happen. Fortunately I had taken my large format camera that day in the hope that I could take some portraits on the streets. It happened to be a photographers paradise. Proud personalities in magnificent uniforms against wonderful backgrounds. I repeatedly had to change my films outside, with sweaty hands in a light-tight changing bag. Many of the portraits taken on that day - including this lady - ended up in my first book Communism & Cowgirls.

Until January 1, 2017, this analogue c-print can be purchased for only 145 euros (excluding frame and shipping). The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25.

Workshop in Bristol (UK)
01.12.2016

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Workshop for photographers, designers and storytellers who wish to learn how to construct and present long-term photography projects. This workshop is about creating freedom to do what YOU want to do: Make stories and present them in the way you wish by finding the right audience and funds. Come to Bristol on February 11th and 12th, 2017 and join me for an intensive two days. Tuition fee is €229 until December 19th, after is €275. Collaboration with IC Visual Lab and Arnolfini museum.

The Sochi Project in Interactive Canon of IDFA Doc Lab
01.12.2016

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The Sochi Project, our comprehensive Caucasus Documentary in web doc, books, newspapers and exhibitions is chosen by an international selection of new media curators, decision makers, award-winning artists and producers for the IDFA DocLab Canon of Interactive Documentary. One of the goals is to ‘keep the many timeless masterpieces accessible to future generations’. We feel very honored.

The end of borotov.com, new website (almost) finished
22.11.2016

My old website borotov.com is gone. I worked quite some time on my new website and expect it to be fully working before the end of the year. If you discover flaws, please let me know. Are you interested in such a great website yourself, please contact Serge Scheepers. Stories is of course the most important section on my website. All stories are newly edited and there is a great attention for books, exhibitions and media coverage. Simultaneously with the launch of this website, I will also start a new initiative called Photo Rental. Currently 72 works are offered for rental. That will be more than 100 before the end of the year. Given the high costs of shipping art overseas, this new initiative mainly focuses on the Netherlands and the surrounding countries.

Always wanted to have a photo on your wall, but doubts about gallery purchase?
19.11.2016

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Then this new Photo Rental might be the solution for you! Flexibility is key. Choose from over 100 works, from small to super large (175 x 210 cm). All works are framed. The rental price for small works up to 50 x 60 cm is € 9.50 per month, larger works are rented for only € 14.50 per month. Also a nice gift to others during holiday season.

Collaboration Adam Broomberg and students KABK
18.11.2016

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“The idea of revolution has been co-opted by the right. The threat, in the form of Donald Trump’s ‘whitelash’ fascism, is not just apparent in the United States. Trump’s election has emboldened the right wing throughout Europe. …. With forthcoming elections in France, The Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe we cannot wait a single moment longer to register our fear but also our commitment to resist the voices of xenophobia, misogyny, racism, and intolerance.” Together with students from Royal Academy of Art in The Hague [KABK] and HfbK Hamburg, Adam Broomberg has set up a digital platform Hands Off Our Revolution to collectively express their concerns regarding the rise of right wing populism. Everyone is invited to participate by uploading imagery. Frieze wrote a short piece about it.

In progress:
Book about my too early deceased neighbor Kid
20.10.2016

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Right after my graduation in 2004 I started living and working in a district in Utrecht named ‘Ondiep’; a typical Dutch working-class neighborhood with a lot of unemployment. This is one of the portraits I took of my neighbor Kid. Kid was a very loyal guy and always keeping an eye on my belongings when I was traveling abroad. He lived on benefits and was not seldom in trouble with authorities. Since 2012, Kid’s situation was going down. He was using drugs again and shady characters were constantly occupying his house. In summer 2013 he was found dead in the Utrecht canal, according to police reports because of an epileptic attack.

Together with designer Sybren Kuiper, I am currently working on a book about Kid’s life.

Interview on Russian Bleek Magazine
30.09.2016

Фотограф, которому запретили въезд в Россию, рассказывает о том, что делает Путин, об опасностях издательства авангардных фотокниг «за свой счёт» и недооцененных книжных проектах

Interview on EFTI.tv
26.09.2016

I was interviewed by EFTI.tv when I was in Madrid last February for the opening of the exhibition Empty land Promised land, Forbidden land. The interview is now also available online.

FOTODOK Book Club program announced
23.09.2016

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On October 6, 2016 at 8pm, I will present the 7th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club in Utrecht. In addition to previously announced Nicoló Degiorgis, also Florian van Roekel, Xiaoxiao Xu and Rinske Former will talk about their latest books a.o. about why men build ornithopters in an attempt to fly. If you do not want to miss FOTODOK’s Book Club, please consider buying an annual subscription (as regular sold out).

Exhibition The Sochi Project at CECH Art Space in Minsk, Belarus
06.09.2016 - 06.10.2016

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‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at Галерэя ЦЭХа as part of the Month of Photography in Minsk. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the North Caucasus and Sochi, two out of three explored regions within The Sochi Project. The exhibition is generously supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Visiting address and opening times: вул. Кастрычніцкая, 12:00 – 22:00.

Nicolò Degiorgis in next edition of the FOTODOK Book Club in Utrecht
16.09.2016

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Very happy that Nicolò Degiorgis is finally coming to the next FOTODOK Book Club on Thursday October 6 in Utrecht. I met Nicolò for the first time in 2014 at Vienna PhotoBook Festival. He rented a table to sell his fantastic debut book Hidden Islam. There was another book Oasis Hotel on the table. I asked about it and with a smile on his face, he explained that it would look so lean selling only one book. During the next FOTODOK Book Club we will talk about the success and impact of Hidden Islam, but also about his role as a publisher and curator of the latest book by Daisuke Yokota and Max Pinckers.

Interview on Belarusky Zhurnal in connection with exhibition Minsk

Роб Хорнстра привез на «Месяц фотографии в Минске» свой нашумевший «Проект Сочи» – «Атлас войны и туризма на Кавказе».

Workshop DIY Storytelling in Minsk
07‑08.09.2016

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Organized by the Month of Photography in Minsk and financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, my two-day workshop Do-It-Yourself Storytelling for a selected group of Belarusian photographers took place on September 7 and 8, 2016. Stay tuned about future workshops by signing up for the newsletter.

Belarusian visa granted!
31.08.2016

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I am pleasantly surprised by the fact that Belarus has decided to grant me a visa to attend the opening week of the Month of Photography in Minsk (MPM). The Sochi Project exhibition opening will take place on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 7 pm at “CECH” Art Gallery. My Do-It-Yourself workshop for young Belarusian photographers will take place on 7 and 8 September. More information about both events can be found on the website of MPM.

Next The Sochi Project exhibition
will be held in Minsk, Belarus
16.06.2016

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The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus continues traveling: Early september the exhibition will be part of the Month of Photography in Minsk. In collaboration with initiator Andrei Liankevich and together with my intern Folkert Koelewijn I am currently finetuning the design for CECH Art Space in Minsk. Will keep you updated!

Edmund Clark's Negative Publicity at the sixth edition of the Fotodok Book Club
09.06.2016

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Many thanks to Edmund Clark and Aperture’s Lesley Martin for their contributions to the FOTODOK Book Club, my live talk show about books in Utrecht. Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition is without a doubt one of the most impressive books of 2016. It shows how our Western societies violates basic human rights on a large scale and in a coordinated manner.

The Sochi Project publications
exhibited at Riga Photomonth
13.05.2016 - 16.06.2016

All publications produced within The Sochi Project will be on display at SELF PUBLISH RIGA during the Riga Photomonth 2016.

Arthur Bondar and Thomas Manneke in
next edition of Fotodok Book Club
27.05.2016

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On June 9th I will present the next edition of the Fotodok Book Club. Very happy to announce the first guests, who will talk about their new publications: Thomas Manneke on Amsterdam and Arthur Bondar on Shadows of Wormwood. The Book Club takes place on Wednesdays June 9 from 8pm-9.30pm at Het Utrechts Archief, Hamburgerstraat 2 in Utrecht.

Virtual contribution in workshop
Long-term Documentary Projects
08.05.2016

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Sometimes you want to be somewhere, but your agenda doesn’t allow. My close colleagues Arnold van Bruggen and Anoek Steketee were doing a workshop in Riga about Long-term Documentary Projects: how to make an impact, find an audience and get the best results. I could only join them virtually on Sunday for one hour.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
in next Fotodok Book Club (sold out)
13.04.2016

Very happy to announce the next FOTODOK Book Club on April 13, 2016 with Eddo Hartmann, Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooij, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. The FOTODOK Book Club is organized four times a year and takes place at ‘Het Utrechts Archief, Hamburgerstraat 28, Utrecht. Please follow the link below for more information and pre-ordering of tickets.

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Article in Spanish El Pais
09.03.2016

El fotógrafo holandés Rob Hornstra muestra su obra documental de cinco años sobre la posguerra en la república de Abjazia

Exhibition The Sochi Project in Madrid
04.03.2016 - 10.04.2016

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An excerpt from The Sochi Project will be exhibited at EFTI in Madrid from March 4 - April 10, 2016. This exhibition offers a glimpse of Abkhazia, one of the three explored regions within The Sochi Project.

Address EFTI: C/Fuenterrabia 4, 6 Y 13. Madrid (Spain)

Work included in group exhibition at the
Center for Photography at Woodstock
20.02.2016 - 10.04.2016

Common Sense(s), features a compilation of photozines and related ephemera by over 50 artists. Curated by CPW’s Juan Madrid and artist Carlos Loret de Mola, the exhibition examines what constitutes a “zine” in contemporary photographic practice.

Interview on National Lithuanian television
02.02.2016

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In connection with the opening of The Sochi Project exhibition in Kaunas, Arnold and I were interviewed - together with curator Mindaugas Kavaliauskas - on Lithuanian LRT Kultura television. Parts are in English.

Exhibition The Sochi Project in Kaunas
16.01.2016 - 21.02.2016

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A large exhibition of all three regions including travel journal of The Sochi Project - organized by Kaunas Photo - will be on display at the Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery (M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum) in Kaunas, Lithuania. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival emphasizes that “The Sochi Project’s” is an unmatched success in the world of today’s art photography and independent book publishing. The exhibition will finish with a guided tour by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. on February 21, 2016.

Sochi Singers billboards included in
DIY Photobook Manifesto
02.01.2016

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Very proud that our Sochi Singers billboards are included in the ‘DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto’ by Bruno Ceschel (Self Publish Be Happy) and published by Aperture. The book offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as well as a self-publishing manifesto and list of resources. A must have for everyone who is interested in the photobook world or even considers to self-publish a book.

Follow the countdown of My Favorite
Photobooks 2015 on Instagram
22.12.2015

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I love photobooks and I love end-of-the-year lists. Since two years I started publishing my own list of favorite photobooks. First two editions were published on Facebook. This year you can follow my count down on Instagram.

Talk Kriterion Sarajevo
04.12.2015

​On Friday December 4, 2015 at 11.00 am I will do a lecture at Kriterion Sarajevo, Obala Kulina bana, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnië en Herzegovina. Please follow link for more information.

Exhibition The Sochi Project in New Delhi
27.11.2015

​’The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as part of Delhi Photo Festival.

Talk in Maastricht
08.11.2015

​On Sunday November 8, 2015 at 2.30 pm I will do a lecture at Centre Céramique, Avenue Céramique 50, 6221 KV Maastricht. Please follow link for more information.

Workshop in New Delhi, India
27.10.2015 - 28.10.2015

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Do-It-Yourself Storytelling workshop taking place in Delhi, end of October 2015 during the Delhi Photo Festival. This two-day workshop focusses on how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.) and dos & don’ts in self-publishing and crowd funding. How can you create the stories you want in your own voice? Learn to see opportunities and make your future.

An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
2nd Edition out now
20.09.2015

Signed copies of the second edition of ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ are now available for purchase in our online store.

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Workshop in Zagreb, Croatia
04.09.2015 - 05.09.2015

​My next Do-It-Yourself Storytelling workshop will take place in Zagreb, during the highly interesting Organ Vida Photo Festival. This two-day workshop focusses on how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.) and dos & don’ts in self-publishing and crowd funding. How can you create the stories you want in your own voice? Learn to see opportunities and make your future.

Early bird sign up including festival t-shirt and bag: 190 euro (until July 3, 2015).

Appointed as new member of
World Press Photo Supervisory Board
14.07.2015

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I am very honored to be appointed as member of the World Press Photo Supervisory Board. From the press release: “The journalistic field in which World Press Photo operates is in the middle of major changes. New techniques and, above all, changing revenue models have had a great impact on the profession. For photojournalists who are open to new ideas, these circumstances offer great opportunities. We can seize these uncertain times to redefine photojournalism. I think it’s wonderful that World Press Photo—led by Lars Boering—intends to take a leading role in that debate.”

Interview at PHOTOGRVPHY
15.06.2015

​Interview at online PHOTOGRVPHY.com.

Photo London 2015
21.05.2015

​Ballet Russes presented by Robert Morat Gallery at Photo London, Somerset House.

New job at Royal Academy of Art (KABK)
01.05.2015

Together with Lotte Sprengers, I will take charge of the photography department as of 1 May 2015 at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. We will succeed the illustrious Corinne Noordenbos. Following a long teaching career, Corinne will retire on 10 April. We plan to make the excellent quality of the KABK more visible to the outside world and become more international.

Exhibition Barcelona extended
21.02.2015 - 30.04.2015

Our exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is extended until 30 April 2015. Please watch video for an impression and click the link below for address info and opening hours.

Review An Atlas of War and Tourism
13.04.2015

​Review of our book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on Disphotic by Lewis Bush.

WORKSHOP in Utrecht SOLD OUT
20.03.2015 - 21.03.2015

​For the first time in Utrecht, Netherlands. My two-day workshop focusses on how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.) and dos & don’ts in self-publishing and crowd funding. How can you create the stories you want in your own voice? Learn to see opportunities and make your future. SOLD OUT.

Interview in doc! Photo Magazine
23.02.2015

​Interview and portfolio The Sochi Project in doc! Photo Magazine. Please click on the link below to read in ISSUU.

WORKSHOP in Barcelona SOLD OUT
20.02.2015 - 21.02.2015

​Join me for a two-day workshop in Barcelona, Spain at the end of February 2015. Learn how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.), how to self-publish a book and how to create the stories you want in your own voice. Learn to see opportunities and make your future. 
SOLD OUT.

The Sochi Project in Barcelona
21.02.2015 - 16.04.2015

​Please join us for a lecture on Wednesday, a round table conversation on Thursday, a workshop on Friday and Saturday and a small exhibition at CFD Barcelona.

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Discussion with Donald Weber in Utrecht
30.01.2015

​On Friday January 30, 2015, Donald Weber will do a lecture on two of his recent projects: Barricade and War Sand. After this I will have a conversation with him about independent storytelling, photography, creative solutions for financing long term projects, and much more

Book Fair Stedelijk Museum
17.01.2015

​The Sochi Project runs a table at the Stedelijk Museum Book Fair with some discount offers, rare books and special editions. On Sunday at 12.15 there will be a live conversation with me, followed by a signing

Interview in European Photography magazine
11.01.2015

Cover and interview by Bill Kouwenhoven about five years Sochi Project, crowdfunding, self-publishing.

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The Sochi Project in Polish Gazeta
10.01.2015

Interview/article about The Sochi Project in connection with exhibition in Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw featured in Polish newspaper Gazeta

Exhibition in Warsaw, Poland
06.12.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on display at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Opening on December 6, 6 pm.

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Lecture at Le Photobook Fest
16.11.2014

I will do a lecture about the phenomenon of Best-Photobook-Of-The-Year-lists and the madness around it. I will demonstrate how easy it is to get your book in the top of these rankings by following a few golden rules. For lovers of lists he will also introduce two new rankings: “The Most Overrated Photobook of the Year and the Most Neglected Photobook of the Year​”

Exhibition in Washington DC
14.11.2014

​Our traveling exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is now on display at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States as part of FotoDC.

Talk in Zurich
27.10.2014

On Monday October 27, 2014, I will do a talk about The Sochi Project at the vfg Bildersoirée in Zurich. Start presentation 19.30pm. Location: Keystone Foyer, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich.

NEXT WORKSHOP in Brighton, UK

My next workshop will be in Brighton, UK, organized by The Miniclick Photography Talks and simultaneously with the Brighton Photo Fringe Festival and the Brighton Photo Biennial. Enough reasons to spend your Autumn break in the south of England. My two-day workshop focusses on how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.) and dos & don’ts in self-publishing and crowd funding. How can you create the stories you want in your own voice? Learn to see opportunities and make your future​

Lecture in Luzern, Switzerland

On Thursday October 9, 2014 at 6 pm I will be giving a lecture at The Lucerne School of Art and Design Baselstrasse 61b, 3006 Lucerne from 6:00-7:30 pm. Entrance is free, you only need to register.

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Exhibition Robert Morat Galerie Hamburg

Exhibition ‘Ballet Russes’ at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg (Germany). I will join the opening on September 12.​

Exhibition Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

​’The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is part of the exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design.’ It is the latest edition of the Proposals for Municipal Art Acquisitions that the museum organizes every two years. Opening on 28 August 2014 from 7.30 - 10.00 pm

Interview on National Radio

Interview on Dutch National Radio 1 together with writer Arnold van Bruggen.

WORKSHOP in Cortona, Italy

​Join me for a two-day workshop in Cortona, a beautiful town in the middle of Tuscany, Italy. Learn over a two-day workshop how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.), how to self-publish a book and how to create the stories you want in your own voice. Learn to see opportunities and make your future.

The Sochi Project exhibition Cortona on the Move, Italy

The exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at Vecchio Ospedale (via Maffei 16) Cortona from July 17 until September 28 as part of Cortona on the Move Festival. Together with Arnold I will be doing a talk on Sunday July 20 at 11 am at the Teatro Signorelli.​

The Sochi Project exhibition at PhotoIreland

The exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ will be on display at the magnificent City Assembly House in Dublin from July 5 until July 27 as part of PhotoIreland. Opening on July 4 at 7 pm.

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Workshop Dublin

​Many ambitious photographers are conservative when it comes to presenting their projects, offering their work—often free of charge—to newspapers, magazines, or book publishers. They put their fate in the hands of others and wait. That’s unnecessary. This workshop’s main objective is to help students become liberated photographers and publishers, ready to begin sharing their stories with the world

Talk in Perpignan (France)

​On Thursday 26, June at 5:00 pm I will do a talk during the French Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film (FILAF) in Perpignan, where our book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is included in the official selection for a FILAF Award 2014

Talk at Lumix Festival in Hannover (Germany)

​On Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6.30 pm I will do a talk at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism. Next day at 11 am I will be in a panel about crowdfunding

Talk at Vienna Photo Book Festiva

​On Sunday June 15, 2014 at 11 am. I will do a talk at the Photo Book Festival in Vienna.

The Sochi Project wins Dutch Doc Award 2014

The Sochi Project has won the Dutch Doc Photo Award 2014. From the jury: “They were facing huge obstacles and resistance, but nevertheless realized an impressive project. Extremely broad in scope, with a large amount of historical and cultural information about an unknown part of the world that rarely hits the news.”

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Conversation and book signing at Aperture, NY

In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY. Please follow link for more information.​

Gold and silver at European Design Awards

​A gold medal for the fourth annual publication within The Sochi Project ‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ and a silver medal for the final publication ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at the European Design Awards 2014. Big congrats to our designers Kummer & Herrman

‘Prachtige Ballerina's’ in Parool

Exhibition ‘Women and Work’ including the

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Winner at PDN Photo Annual 2014 21.05.2014

The fourth annual publication within The Sochi Project ‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ is chosen as one of the winners at the PDN Photo Annual 2014 (book category). Please click the link below for more information or to order the book.

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Exhibition Flatland Gallery Amsterdam 17.05.2014 - 28.06.2014

​Exhibition focussing on portraits of women at work in Flatland Gallery Amsterdam. Never shown before: ‘Ballets Russes’, a series about young girls with big dreams. Opening Saturday May 17, 5-7 pm. Address: Lijnbaansgracht 312 - 314, Amsterdam.

Exhibition Toronto 01.05.2014 – 31.05.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ on display at CONTACT Gallery Toronto, 80 Spadina Ave Ste 310. Opening and introduction on Saturday May 3, 2-5 pm.​

NEXT WORKSHOP: Aperture New York

Many ambitious photographers are conservative when it comes to presenting their projects, offering their work—often free of charge—to newspapers, magazines, or book publishers. They put their fate in the hands of others and wait. That’s unnecessary. This workshop’s main objective is to help students become liberated photographers and publishers, ready to begin sharing their stories with the world.​

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Conversation and book signing at UnionDocs, NY

​In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Aperture Foundation. Please follow link for more information

The Sochi Project on shortlist Dutch Doc Award 21.03.2014

Very proud and happy that The Sochi Project is shortlisted for the Dutch Doc Award. Award Ceremony on June 10, 2014 in Amsterdam (Tropenmuseum)​

Exhibition Noorderlicht 19.04.2014 - 22.06.2014

Exhibition ‘The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ now at Noorderlicht Fotogalerie in Groningen (NL).

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Special Edition An Atlas of War and Tourism 14.03.2014

A collector’s edition of ‘AnAtlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ is now available at the online store of The Sochi Project. Limited to 25 copies.​

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On the other Side of the Mountains on Landscape Stories 10.03.2014

In 2010 we published a newspaper annex DIY exhibition ‘On the other side of the mountains’ about an insignificant village named Krasny Vostok (The Red East). Last year we went back. Our updated story on how The Red East turns Green is now featured on Landscape Stories.

Seminar in Chicago 18.01.2014

I’ll be doing a seminar / mini-workshop in Chicago on Saturday January 18, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. Location: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Fee: $75. Please follow the link for more info and to register.​

The Sochi Project Agenda & Press 08.02.2014

Please follow this link for an updated press/agenda list in connection with The Sochi Project.

Workshop at Anzenberger Vienna (SOLD OUT) 1 & 2 February, 2014

​This workshop is about what we all desire as storytellers and photographers: Freedom. Learn to see opportunities and make your future.

Lecture in Bratislava 31.01.2014 - 7:00 pm

Lecture at Frontline Bratislava. Location: Kontakt, Ventúrska 12, 81101 Bratislava, SK​

Exhibition opening Fotohof Salzburg 30.01.2014 - 7 pm.

Overview exhibition ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at Fotohof Salzburg. Opening Thursday January 30, 2014 at 7 pm.​

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Live Talkshow at FotoTorpedo Amsterdam 23.01.2014 - 8.30 pm

​I will be guest at the Live Talkshow FotoTorpedo (by Mark Moorman and Nienke Denekamp) in Torpedo-theater Amsterdam (Sint Pieterspoortsteeg 33).

The Sochi Project on Fox News TV 21.01.2014

Exhibition at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago covered by local Fox News TV.

The Sochi Project in NZZ Am Sonntag 19.01.2014

The Sochi Project largely covered in Swiss daily newspaper NZZ Am Sonntag (10 pages).

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The Sochi Project in Helsingborgs Dagblad 19.01.2014

The Sochi Project article featured in Helsingborgs Dagblad.

The Sochi Project in Daily Mail 19.01.2014

​The Sochi Project covered by Daily Mail.

Nomination Canon Prize 18.01.2014

The Sochi Project ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ has been nominated for the Dutch Canon prize for Innovative Journalism.

The Sochi Project on DNA Info 17.01.2014

​In connection with the exhibition opening at De Paul Art University an interview by Paul Biasco at DNA Info Chicago.

Opening reception DePaul Art Museum Chicago 17.01.2014

Join us for the Opening Reception / Lecture / Book Signing of “The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. Friday January 17, 18.00 - 20.30 pm.

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Interview on WBEZ Radio 17.01.2014

​In connection with the opening of The Sochi Project exhibition at De Paul Art Museum an interview by Nari Safavi on Chicago Radio program WBEZ’s Worldview Weekend Passport.

Interview on NPR 16.01.2014

Interview about The Sochi Project on National Public Radio (US) ‘Here and Now’.

The Sochi Project in Tyden 12.01.2014

​Article about The Sochi Project featured in Czech newspaper Tyden.

Lecture in NRC restaurant 12.01.2014

​On Sunday 12 January 2014, 15 pm. I will do a talk in NRC restaurant about the exhibition Golden Years, which is currently on display at Huis Marseille Amsterdam. More info and tickets, please follow the link below.

The Sochi Project slideshow featured on Stern 11.01.2014

​The Sochi Project slideshow ‘Strand, Tanz und Bürgerkrieg’ on Stern.de

The Sochi Project in LeMonde 11.01.2014

Extensive covering / presentation of The Sochi Project in French daily newspaper Le Monde.

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Atlas in Trouw 11.01.2014

​Book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ highlighted in Saturday annex of Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

The Sochi Project in Der Standard 08.01.2014

Article by Damian Zimmerman about The Sochi Project in Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard.

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Exhibition review in De Correspondent 08.01.2014

Comparing review about exhibitions in Huis Marseille AMsterdam and FoMu Antwerp by Sterre Sprengers.

The Sochi Project on Mother Jones 02.01.2014

​The Sochi Project featured on independent American news website Mother Jones: “Forget Vladimir Putin’s Olympic Fantasy and Check Out the Real Sochi This brilliant new photobook chronicles everyday life in the Caucasus.”

Interview in Canadian La Presse 31.12.2013

Interview about The Sochi Project in Canadian La Press: ‘Sotchi: palmiers et misère dans une poudrière’.

Best Photo Books 2013 30.12.2013

‘The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ has been selected as one of the best photo books of 2013 at photo-eye magazine.

Review exhibition Huis Marseille in Volkskrant 27.12.2013

Exhibition review by Merel Bem in Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant.

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Interview on Dutch Radio 23.12.2013

One hour interview on Dutch national radio. Looking back on the bilateral Dutch-Russian Friendship Year and The Sochi Project. Please follow the link to listen (in Dutch).

Best Photo Books 2013 23.12.2013

​’The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova’ has been selected by Joerg Colberg from Conscientious Photography Magazine as one of his favourite photobooks of 2013.

Interview in Parool 21.12.2013

Interview by Mark Moorman in dutch daily newspaper Het Parool: ‘Fotograaf Rob Hornstra (38) zat opeens in het midden van een diplomatieke storm. Een Moskouse tentoonstelling werd afgelast en een Russisch visum geweigerd. En hij werd ook nog eens vader, dus waar hebben we het eigenlijk over?’​

Sochi Singers in Huffington Post 20.12.2013

​Sochi Singers: ‘The Beautiful And Bizarre Faces Of Russia’s Restaurant Singers’ featured in Huffington Post.

The Sochi Project on French Slate 16.12.2013

​The Sochi Project ‘Sotchi: la guerre et les jeux’ on French website Slate.fr

Interview on IdeasTap 15.12.2013

Interview by Tina Remiz on IdeasTap, a creative network: ‘Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on the Sochi Project, about crowdfunding and working across different platforms…

Exhibition: Golden Years at Huis Marseille Amsterdam 14.12.2013 - 9.3.2014

An overview exhibition of my work in Russia 2003 – 2013 will be for the first time on display at Huis Marseille Amsterdam.

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The Sochi Project in The Guardian 12.12.2013

Sean O’Hagan in The Guardian: ‘The Sochi Project is an incredible piece of journalism, both visual and written, and a glimpse of the medium’s future.’​

Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine (German) 10.12.2013

Article about The Sochi Project and our latest book featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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The Sochi Project featured on Foreign Policy 07.12.2013

​’The Real Sochi: What you won’t see on TV when you tune into Russia’s Winter Olympics.’ Extensive slideshow on foreignpolicy.com.

Interview in Dutch magazine Zuiderlucht 07.12.2013

Interview by Edo Dijksterhuis for Dutch cultural magazine Zuiderlucht.

The Sochi Project featured at The New Yorker 25.11.2013

​Slideshow from our new book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ featured on The New Yorker Photo Booth.

Sochi featured in Financial Times Magazine 16.11.2013

​Work from Sochi featured in a seven-page article in Financial Times.

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Events during Paris Photo 2013 14.11.2013 - 17.11.2013

On Friday November 15 at 16 PM I will sign our new book ‘An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus’ at Aperture’s booth E22. On Saturday November 16 at 16 PM at Flatlands booth (C33) I will sign the new book and Flatland has some out-of-print books, which will be for sale during this signing. Flatland Gallery will also present recent works from The Sochi Project. Sunday November 17 at 11 AM I will talk about The Sochi Project at a conference at Le Bal (6, Impasse de la Défense, Paris).​

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Interview in Welt Am Sonntag 10.11.2013

Interview about The Sochi Project in German Welt Am Sonntag.

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Sochi Singers featured at Phaidon 08.11.2013

​Article about Sochi Singers and the book at Phaidon’s website. There is a limited number of signed copies of ‘Sochi Singers’ available at www.thesochiproject.org/shop.

Talk at the Frontline Club London 04.11.2013

Please follow the link to read an extensive report (+ video) from the talk we did at the Frontline Club London on November 1, 2013.

Interview Russian Art Newspaper 01.11.2013

Please follow the link below to read an interview in the Art Newspaper Russia.

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Rob at Dutch television 30.10.2013

​Please follow the link to view an interview with Rob and also a short impression of the exhibition at FoMu Antwerp.

Interview NRC Cultureel Supplement 30.10.2013

Interview / review about The Sochi Project and the overview exhibition in FoMu Antwerp.

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Overview Exhibition Fomu Antwerp 24.10.2013 - 02.03.2014

​The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at FoMu Antwerp (Belgium). Opening Thursday October 24, 2013 at 20 PM.

IDFA Doclab Awards 20.10.2013

​Our new website www.thesochiproject.org is nominated for the IDFA Doclab Awards 2013.

Double page nrc.next 19.10.2013

Short piece about cancelled exhibition in Saturday supplement of nrc.next.

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The Sochi Project at Lenta 18.10.2013

​Online slideshow of the cancelled exhibition at Winzavod Moscow now at Lenta.ru

Shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam 18.10.2013

We cordially invite you to an alternative opening of The Sochi Project’s cancelled exhibition in Moscow. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow). 

Together with our Russian partners, we want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of our visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia. We sincerely hope that you can join us: the more people, the more powerful our alternative story, in the Netherlands, Russia and beyond. 

Please download PDF for more information.

Shadow opening in Moscow and Amsterdam 18.10.2013

We cordially invite you to an alternative opening of The Sochi Project’s cancelled exhibition in Moscow. This alternative opening will take place simultaneously in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Pleinfoyer) and the Sakharov Centre in Moscow on Friday, 18 October at 5pm (7pm in Moscow).

Together with our Russian partners, we want to use these parallel events to make a statement against the cancelled exhibition and the denial of our visas, and for the dissemination of our alternative story about the Olympic Games in Russia. We sincerely hope that you can join us: the more people, the more powerful our alternative story, in the Netherlands, Russia and beyond.

Please download PDF for more information.

Interview in Izvestia 18.10.2013

Izvestia writes about the alternative exhibition at Sakharov center, including installation shots.

Interview at Snob.ru 18.10.2013

Interview about refused exhibition, shadow opening , visa problems and more at Snob.ru

Article Parool 18.10.2013

Article about Dutch - Russian Friendship Year and alternative exhibition openings in Amsterdam and Moscow in Dutch daily newspaper Het Parool.

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The Sochi Project in Helsingborgs Dagblad 15.10.2013

Article about visa refusal and cancelled exhibition in Swedish daily Helsingborgs Dagblad.

Interview in De Morgen 05.10.2013

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Extensive interview about The Sochi Project, visa problems and the upcoming exhibitions in Winzavod and FoMu.

Article in Volkskrant Vonk 05.10.2013

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Article by Arnold van Bruggen: A preview of a retrospective on the Sochi 2014 Games…

Radio Svoboda reports on visa refusal 04.10.2013

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Властям России не понравился “Проект Сочи” Россия отказала в визе двоим голландским журналистам, авторам масштабного проекта под названием The Sochi Project

Colta.ru reports on visa refusal 02.10.2013

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Роб Хорнстра: «Русские “пять минут” — это как минимум день»

Peta Pixel reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

Photojournalist Denied Entry Into Russia, Allegedly Due to Disparaging Project

Moscow Times reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

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The Moscow Times: Dutch Journalist Says Denied Entry for Sochi Reporting

Moscow News on visa refusal 01.10.2013

Russia denies visa to Dutch journalist awarded for Sochi Project

Huffington Post reports on visa refusal 01.10.2013

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Interview by Elizabeth Kiem: A Potemkin Village for an Olympic Home

1 Vandaag 30.09.2013

On national television daily news show ‘1 Vandaag’.

Slon.ru reports on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Мы стали первыми журналистами, которых не пустили в Россию

Pauw & Witteman 30.09.2013

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Together with Arnold van Bruggen in live talkshow Pauw & Witteman (Dutch)

NOS op 3 30.09.2013

Daily news program on national TV.

Lenta.ru reports on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Автора «Проекта Сочи» не пустили в Россию. Роб Хорнстра стал первым голландским фотографом, которому отказали в визе с момента распада СССР

Interview in Volkskrant V 30.09.2013

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Extensive interview in Volkskrant V about The Sochi Project and visa problems.

De Volkskrant 30.09.2013

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Calvert Journal on visa refusal 30.09.2013

Calvert Journal: Russian authorities refuse to renew Dutch journalist’s visa.

Interview Joerg Colberg at Unseen Amsterdam 28.09.2013

The Sochi Project almost comes to an end. Together with photography critic and writer Jörg Colberg, we will reflect on five years of the Sochi Project. The new website will also be officially launched during the presentation. Please all come to in the Livingroom at Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek) on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 15.45 - 16.30 PM.

Public Interview at Unseen 27.09.2013

On Friday eptember 27, 2013 at 17 PM I will be in a public interview hosted by Caroline von Courten at Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam. Please follow the link for more info and tickets.

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 26‑29.09.2013

New work from The Sochi Project will be shown at the Flatland Gallery, booth 19 at Unseen Photography Fair Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek). All available books and more will be available at The Sochi Project’s table at Unseen Book Market.

Talk at Boreal Bash 2013 11.08.2013

On Sunday August 11, 2013 at 6 PM, I’ll do a talk about The Sochi Project at Boreal Bash in Toronto. Location: Ciro’s pub and restaurant on Bloor West.

DIY Storytelling Workshop in Toronto 11 & 12.08.2013

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This workshop is about what we all desire as storytellers and photographers: Freedom. Freedom creates opportunity. Opportunity makes your future. As photographers, Rob Hornstra and Donald Weber have each found their own vision of freedom, creating significant bodies of work in their own way. Learn from both Rob and Don over a two-day workshop how to understand the current media market (magazines, books, exhibitions, grants, etc.) and bypass it altogether, allowing you to create the stories you want in your own voice. Learn to see opportunities and make your future. Sold out.

The Sochi Project in Calvert Magazine 18.07.2013

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Game changer: The Sochi Project tells the real stories of Russia’s new Olympic region. The eyes of the world will turn on Sochi when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics. Since 2009, The Sochi Project, a slow-journalism initiative founded by Dutch duo Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen, has sought out the stories behind the spectacle and scandal of the Games