Via PanAm is a co-production by Paradox and NOOR, in collaboration with NRC Handelsblad and VPRO Radio


Paradox creates projects in photography and media-related arts, and further has developed into a producer of projects in photography and media-related arts. The recording of history as it is unfolding, and the interaction between social, economic and technical factors, with the changes in society which flow from them, are recurring aspects in both its thematic and monographic projects. Traditional and interactive publications (books, short films and websites) are produced and distributed, and workshops and symposia are organized in relation to the projects Paradox initiates. Paradox does not have its own exhibition space; its projects are realized at various locations.

Paradox experiments expressly with multimedia presentation forms and the interaction between various disciplines (photography, film, audio) and platforms (exhibition spaces, websites, books). The condition for the coalescence of these elements is that they will lift the whole project to a higher plane, but at the same time can function on their own. The emphasis here lies on innovative forms of presentation, and is directed toward reaching as wide - and especially as much of a young - audience as possible.

Paradox always seeks partners in realizing its productions, in particular among publishers and designers. Paradox productions have appeared at or toured to a large number of institutions in The Netherlands and elsewhere. For instance, there have been collaborations with the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), FOAM (Amsterdam), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), The Photographers`Gallery (London), and with photo festivals including the Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles) and Le Mois de la Photo (Montreal).

Among the projects involved have been >Play (on youth culture with photographer and filmmaker Carel van Hees, 2001), Go No Go (on migration with photographer Ad van Denderen and filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra, 2003), Why Mister Why? (on the war in Iraq with photographer Geert van Kesteren, 2005), The Last Days of Shishmaref (with filmmaker Jan Louter and photographer Dana Lixenberg on global warming, 2008) and We Are The World (on globalization, 2009).


NOOR is a photographic collective and a foundation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, combining the talents and perspectives of ten photographers hailing from seven different countries. Its members are some of the most highly recognized and experienced photojournalists working today.

NOOR produces cutting edge, visually distinctive and up-to date photographic and multimedia reportage on news and culture. NOOR`s images are published in the world`s top magazines, compiled as books, exhibited in art galleries and collected by museums. NOOR`s member photographers are the recipients of numerous grants and awards in the field of journalism, photography and the arts. NOOR photographers have made - and are committed to continue making - impact on views and public opinion through photography.

Besides individual photographic projects, collective projects are at the core of NOOR`s operations. Recently, the photographers united their efforts to create an elaborate group project related to climate change.

Currently NOOR represents: Nina Berman, Philip Blenkinsop, Pep Bonet, Alixandra Fazzina, Stanley Greene, Jan Grarup, Yuri Kozyrev, Kadir van Lohuizen, Jon Lowenstein and Francesco Zizola.

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