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the hague in pictures

inaugural issue | no 1, 2012


political arts initiative

+HIP is a manifestation of the Political Arts Initiative. The Political Arts Initiative (PAI) is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism. For more information, please visit: www.politicalarts.org

+HIP

the hague in pictures

Contents Editorial…4 Winning entries…7 Submissions…19 Colophon…85


+HIP the inaugural issue +HIP, The Hague in Pictures, is an online magazine for street photo-graphics (photography, art, graphics). It is focused on life in the city of The Hague -- the UN city of International Peace & Justice. +HIP publishes images from the streets of the city, submitted by the people who live in them, or from denizens of The Hague who seek to bring their further explorations back into the heart of this cosmopolitan city. Each issue the best entries are awarded a prize. In this inaugural issue, the result of submissions made in the first months of 2012, the city of The ­Hague is portrayed through the categories of people, places, movement and things; we see some of The Hague’s defining venues, details of buildings and construction sites, people engaging with the city, and people disengaging with the city. We were especially interested to see the range and breadth of images produced, including some which situated themselves in the space between photography and graphic design. Our winner even made use of his own, custom-made camera to create such strikingly original cityscapes. At the exhibition of the images in the famous Pulchri Studios on the Lange Voorhout, it was great to see how people other than the photographers could then engage with the pictures; examples of their creative defacements are also included here. It is our hope that after seeing this cosmopolitan city through these myriad, remarkable lenses, we become unable to look at our environment in the same way again. Chris Goto-Jones +HIP Editor in Chief Chris Goto-Jones Kunst? Ja, bedankt! image used for the first +HIP Call for Submissions poster


WINNing entries


inaugural event Attendees and participants, including The Hague Al-

one of his three amazing pictures, submitted in

derman Ingrid Van Engelshoven (Education and Public

the ‘places’ category, taken on a special, home-

Services), were encouraged to engage with the entries

made camera.

submitted for the first +HIP issue at the launch of The

LUC The Hague student Jori Wefer created the

Political Arts Initiative on Saturday 18 February. Armed

exciting image, ‘The Hague Deciphered,’ utilizing

with crayons LUC The Hague students and others crea-

captured letters from around the city. Jori won a

tive spirits defaced prints of the entries.

copy of the innovative book, ‘The Art of Looking Sideways,’ by Alan Fletcher.

The winners of the inaugural +HIP competition were an-

The winning pictures and all other entries (along

nounced right at the same event. Panagiotis Tomaras

with their altered versions) can be seen on the

won a the first prize (a Canon Powershot SX230) with

following pages.


1st prize Panagiotis Tomaras nationality: Greece occupation: new media artist instrument used: self-made, analog (film) M.C.O.P. (Multiple Center of Projection) camera photo-editing techonology used: none


runner up Jori Wefer The Hague Deciphered nationality: German/Dutch occupation: student at LUC The Hague instrument used: Canon EOS 450 D photo-editing techonology used: GIMP 2


submissions in alphabetical order


Henri Arvidsson nationality: Swedish occupation: photographer instrument used: Nikon D3X photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop CS5, OnOne Suite 6


Henri Arvidsson nationality: Swedish occupation: photographer instrument used: Nikon D3X photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop CS5, OnOne Suite 6


Henri Arvidsson nationality: Swedish occupation: photographer instrument used: Nikon Coolpix 7000 photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop CS5, OnOne Suite 6


Laura Adriana Brouwer (below + right) nationality: Dutch occupation: student LUC The Hague instrument used: Analogue Camera Canon T70 photo-editing techonology used: -


Laura Adriana Brouwer nationality: Dutch occupation: student LUC The Hague instrument used: Analogue Camera Canon T70 photo-editing techonology used: -


Chris Goto-Jones nationality: British occupation: dean LUC The Hague instrument used: IPhone4 photo-editing techonology used: Hipstamatic


Chris Goto-Jones nationality: British occupation: dean LUC The Hague instrument used: IPhone4 photo-editing techonology used: Hipstamatic


Chris Goto-Jones nationality: British occupation: dean LUC The Hague instrument used: IPhone4 photo-editing techonology used: Hipstamatic


Marlene Hahnenwald nationality: German occupation: student instrument used: Canon Power Shot G9 photo-editing techonology used: Irfan View


Marlene Hahnenwald nationality: German occupation: student instrument used: Canon Power Shot G9 photo-editing techonology used: Irfan View


Marlene Hahnenwald nationality: German occupation: student instrument used: Canon Power Shot G9 photo-editing techonology used: Irfan View


Xaver Konneker nationality: German occupation: none instrument used: Lumix FZ38 photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop Elements 7.0


Xaver Konneker nationality: German occupation: none instrument used: Lumix FZ38 photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop Elements 7.0


+HIP

the hague in pictures

FIGUR{IN}ES THE HAGUE special issue

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no 2, 2012

submissions for this new issue are welcome until

31 september 2012

more information on www.politicalarts.org


Andy R. Lumdsen nationality: People’s Republic of Yorkshire occupation: lion tamer (part time) instrument used: Sony SLT-A77 photo-editing techonology used: Adobe Lightroom


Andy R. Lumdsen nationality: People’s Republic of Yorkshire occupation: lion tamer (part time) instrument used: Sony SLT-A77 photo-editing techonology used: Adobe Lightroom


Andy R. Lumdsen nationality: People’s Republic of Yorkshire occupation: lion tamer (part time) instrument used: Sony SLT-A77 photo-editing techonology used: Adobe Lightroom


Dan Meadows nationality: German occupation: senior systems engineer instrument used: Canon EOS 50D photo-editing techonology used: Adobe Photoshop CS3


Hector Pahaut nationality: Belgian occupation: student instrument used: Nikon E5700 photo-editing techonology used: -


Hector Pahaut nationality: Belgian occupation: student instrument used: Nikon E5700 photo-editing techonology used: -


Hector Pahaut nationality: Belgian occupation: student instrument used: Nikon E5700 photo-editing techonology used: -


Aleksandra Renska nationality: Polish occupation: musician instrument used: Nikon D90 photo-editing techonology used: Photoshop


Emma Romeijn nationality: Dutch occupation: student instrument used: Canon Ixus870 photo-editing techonology used: -


Emma Romeijn nationality: Dutch occupation: student instrument used: Canon Ixus870 photo-editing techonology used: -


Emma Romeijn nationality: Dutch occupation: student instrument used: Canon Ixus870 photo-editing techonology used: -


Panagiotis Tomaras nationality: Greece occupation: new media artist instrument used: self-made, analog (film) M.C.O.P. (Multiple Center of Projection) camera photo-editing techonology used: -


Panagiotis Tomaras nationality: Greece occupation: new media artist instrument used: self-made, analog (film) M.C.O.P. (Multiple Center of Projection) camera photo-editing techonology used: -


Daniela Vicherat Mattar nationality: Chilean/Italian occupation: sociologist / assistant professor & tutor at LUC instrument used: Nokia BL-5CT photo-editing techonology used: -


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

FIGUR{IN}ES THE HAGUE

STREET PHOTO-GRAPHICS

+HIP

THE HAGUE IN PICTURES

SPECIAL ISSUE

PHOTOGRAPHS, GRAPHICS, CARTOONS, ART (IN OR ABOUT THE HAGUE)

fig路u路rine, noun (f g y -r n ) 1. A small molded or sculptured figure; a statuette. 31 August 2012 2. [French, from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, figure, from Latin fig ra] prize for best photograph or artwork: wacom graphics tablet deadline for submission:

This special, themed issue of +HIP calls upon the people of The Hague to photograph, sketch, paint or otherwise (re)present figures or figurines in and around the city. These could be statues, dioramas, lego-people, or anything else that can be (or has been) placed in a place or a space with some significance for WAR, peace, JUSTICE, sustainability, CAPITAL.

categories for entry: WAR, peace, JUSTICE, sustainability, CAPITAL no more than 3 submissions per person

+HIP IS AN ONLINE, STREET PHOTO-GRAPHICS (photography, art, graphics) MAGAZINE FOCUSSED ON LIFE IN THE HAGUE, THE UN CITY OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE & JUSTICE. IT PUBLISHES IMAGES FROM THE STREETS OF THIS COSMOPOLITAN CITY, SUBMITTED BY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THEM. EACH YEAR, +HIP PUBLISHES AN ANNUAL COLLECTION IN THE FORM OF A LARGE-FORMAT BOOK, AND AWARDS PRIZES FOR THE BEST SUBMISSIONS. deadline:

31/08/2012

+HIP ISSUE NO 2 OUT IN november 2012

location, submissions, and further information:

WWW.POLITICALARTS.ORG

+HIP is a project of the POLITICAL ARTS initiative, based at Leiden University College The Hague, in collaboration with its partner institutions in The Hague: www.LUCResearch.nl

www.politicalarts.org/hip.html


colophon editor-in-chief | Chris Goto-Jones art direction and design | Esther Truijen contact +HIP | thip@politicalarts.org advertisments & sponsoring | thip@politicalarts.org www.politicalarts.org cover image: detail of The Hague City Hall, designed by Richard Meier photographer unknown

+HIP is a manifestation of The Political Arts Initiative hosted by Leiden University College The Hague

page 1&2 detail train station ©Esther Truijen page 8&9 Political Arts Initiative inaugural event ©Chris Goto-Jones The copyright of +HIP contest submissions belong to the individual photographer. You can use them for free for non-commercial activities only but please acknowledge the photographer and +HIP magazine For commerical uses, please contact +HIP. © 2012 +HIP magazine | All Rights Reserved



+HIP Inaugural Issue, no.1 August 2012