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Florian Braakman
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Florian Braakman

Florian Braakman is a photographer and his work consists of series of photographic images. Through a personal relationship with his subject, especially focusing on the concept of ‘neighbourhood’, Florian is interested in addressing broader universal, social, and cultural themes, such as integration, cultural diversity and social mobility. In Dutch the term ‘buurman’ (neighbour) is a slang, used as a way of greeting people around you.

Photography is integrated in his everyday life. Florian uses this as a way to make contact with people, to question the world, and to gain a grip on our fast-paced everyday ‘reality’. He uses photographs mainly in grouped series, letting separate images be in contact and conversation with one another in the forms of publications and installations.

Currently, Braakman is working on a long-term project Delfshaven’s Finest (2013 - present), in the socially and culturally diverse neighbourhood of Rotterdam, where he has lived since he graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2013.