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In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project

Tuesday, June 3

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

Join Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen of The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus as they offer an alternative perspective and in-depth reporting on the remarkable Sochi region that sits at the combustible crossroads of war, tourism, and history. They have returned repeatedly to this region since 2009 as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it found itself in the glare of international media attention.

Following the discussion, Hornstra and van Bruggen will be signing their best-selling book.

Rob Hornstra (born in Borne, the Netherlands, 1975) is a photographer and self-publisher of slow-form documentary work. In addition to his work on The Sochi Project, he is also the founder and former artistic director of FOTODOK, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Hornstra is represented by Flatland Gallery, Utrecht.

Arnold van Bruggen is a writer and filmmaker. He is the founder of the journalistic production agency Prospektor and a cofounder, with Hornstra, of The Sochi Project.

Image: Rob Hornstra, Hamzad Ivloev, Karabulak, Ingushetia, 2012

The Sochi Project is made possible, in part, with generous support from the Mondriaan Fund and the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Aperture’s exhibitions receive support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and additional public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



In Conversation: Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen on The Sochi Project