Eline Benjaminsen in Krakow Photomonth, 2018

In collaboration with Krakow Photomonth Festival—a festival of documentary photography in Krakow, Poland—we have selected Eline Benjaminsent (NO) to Dock at this festival. She will present her work in Krakow and will have expert meetings organised by Docking Station and Krakow Photomonth during the festival. Eline starts her Docking period in Amsterdam in our Docking Hub, from the 14th till the 23rd of May. Immediately after her stay with us in Amsterdam she will leave for Krakow, where she will stay until the 4th of June.

 Overview exhibition Eline Benjaminsen ‘Where The Money is Made’, Krakow Photomonth, 2018

Overview exhibition Eline Benjaminsen ‘Where The Money is Made’, Krakow Photomonth, 2018

Explore, Connect, Enjoy & Create!

Our exhibition at Vondelpark is not an ordinary exhibition. It’s an exchange platform, where we give you something: important photo stories to collect; and you can give us something in return: your enthusiasm for photography and visual storytelling as a member of the Docking Station Community.

With this exhibition - concepted and designed by Featuring Amsterdam - we hope to inspire as many people as possible to take the stories home and share them with others, and thus help us moving the stories forward. In this demo, powered by Slices, we show you how it works (on a mobile device: swipe through the slides to read the instructions).

The exhibition is part of our programme Sharing Stories, which was made possible with support from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, BNG Cultuurfonds, VSB Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds and all our loyal Docking Members.

Join us @ Sharing Stories!

We believe in the power of stories, and in the importance of these stories to be heard. That's why we are organizing a special program called 'Sharing Stories'. With an outdoor exhibition and two public talks with some of the best story tellers around.

EXHIBITION: Pick Your Story
In an interactive outdoor exhibition in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, we present the stories of our past 13 Dockers. A giant wall will be put up, containing posters of each Docker's work. You can take your favorite poster along with you, and also leave something behind by becoming part of our community.

For an impression about the participating Dockers and their work, see Our Dockers
More information about the exhibition will follow in the coming weeks.

WHEN: September 18 - October 31 2017
WHERE: outside, next to VondelCS, Vondelpark 3 Amsterdam

PUBLIC TALKS: Family Stories
In two public talks, some of the best storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines will share their stories and insights with the audience.

>> 23.09.2017 Family Stories (English spoken)

An evening of remarkable family stories that make up a much larger and more universal story. With four master storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines. What made them make these stories? How vulnerable are they, sharing such personal subjects? What form did they choose to tell their story and why?

Our guests:
Singaporean photographer Sim Chi Yin, our latest Docker, talks about her extensive project One Day We'll Understand, in which she explores a hidden chapter of the Cold War in Asia, taking her family history as her starting point.

Filmmaker Yan Ting Yuen will discuss her acclaimed film My Father's Choice (De keuze van mijn vader) in which she  links the personal history of her father and his family to the major developments of the past fifty years within China.

Sara Kolster (interactive director and designer) talks about her radio documentary When I was five years old (Toen ik vijf was). Through conversations with her parents, relatives, her own daughter and children who have lost a sibling at early age she explores how children deal with this loss - and how she dealt with it herself. 

Ogutu Muraya is a Kenyan writer, theatre-maker and storyteller. He will tell a beautiful story about Kenia's colonial past, using his masterful, dynamic storytelling style.

Presentation: Jaïr Stein
Language: English

WHEN: Sat Sept 23rd, 20:00 - 22:00
WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.

>> 27.09.2017 Extended Family (Dutch spoken)

The second evening is about stories about the extended families we are part of: the family, neighborhood, society or culture we live in. How do we relate to these communities, and what responsibilities do we have for ourselves and each other?

With Sarah Sylbing and Ester Gould, the duo behind the successful documentary series Indebtful (Schuldig), Karin Junger, director of the compelling film Me, alone in the classroom and Beri Shalmashi, a Dutch-Kurdish documentary maker who is currently finalising her transmedia project Big Village. Using photography, video and audio, she reconstructs her childhood village as well as her own turbulent history.

Presentation: Patrick van der Hijden
Language: Dutch

WHEN: Wed Sept 27th, 20:00 - 22:00
WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.

 Photo: Sim Chi Yin, from the series  One Day We'll Understand

Photo: Sim Chi Yin, from the series One Day We'll Understand