Dustin (b.1985) Willemstad, Curaçao, lives and works in Amsterdam. Currently working on two projects concerning African/Caribbean identity in the Netherlands.
The issues I address in my photos are often as personal as they are social: I’m fascinated by what drives people. As opinions and pictures fly around the world, I try and capture moments of stillness for reflection.
I believe that every image reveals its own when given the time and attention it deserves. That’s why I tend to prefer traditional methods. Part of their incomparable beauty lies in the manual process of developing and printing, in which the slowing down of time plays a vital role.
I’m always happy to discuss collaborations, commissions, editorial work or cameras. Feel free to get in touch – it’s good to talk.
Awards & Grants2018 Finalist LensCulture Black-and-White Photography Awards.Black Queer Diaspora in The Netherlands (working title)Color, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality in the Netherlands.2018 Longlist Rabobank Dutch Photographic Portrait PrizeBlack Queer Diaspora in The Netherlands (working title)Color, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality in the Netherlands.2017 Decade Innovation AwardBlack Queer Diaspora in The Netherlands (working title)Color, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality in the Netherlands.
2015 Amsterdam Fonds voor de KunstDreaming Above The Atlantic (WIP)52 portraits of 52 people from Suriname and Curaçao living in Amsterdam.
2018 ICP Projected: Portraiture and Representation.2018 Van Abbe Museum: The Peoples Parlement.2014 BIRD Rotterdam: Blowup Gallery.2011 UniArte: Dutch Caribbean Artist Amsterdam.
Selected publication / Press
2018 Glamcult2018 HUCK magazine2018 Afropunk2018 Aint-Bad 2018 Van de Jong2018 Rocket Science magazine2018 Ello2015 De Volkskrant2013 RedBird Editions2013 The Lens Collective
2015 Internship Jaap Scheeren, Amsterdam.2014 Internship Morad Bouchakour, Amsterdam. 2013 Internship Edie Peters, Amsterdam.2013 Internship Yamandu Roos, Amsterdam.2009 Analogue printing course, UCK.
HUGO BOSS, AnOther, Panasonic, IMA magazine, Glamcult, FOAM, i-D, LUSH, Unfair, VICE, OneWorld, UNSEEN, Museumnacht, DJBroadcast, Amsterdam Dance Event, Springhouse, De Nieuwe Kerk.
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