Preview: Photographer Anne Barlinckhoff’s ‘Strength Africa’ Solo Exhibition at the Quin, NYC Opening 04/20/17 April 18, 2017 15:53

The Quin presents the NY solo-exhibition of Anne Barlinckhoff entitled "Strength Africa". The exhibition will officially open on 20 April from 6pm onwards.  With a passion for relationships and thus close intimacy with her subjects, she finds beauty and strength in Africa. Barlinckhoff is intrigued by the different continents in Africa and their people; she felt her own experiences from the past as somehow tied to theirs, inspired by love and loss. With a remarkable eye for detail and trust, her series in West Africa, close to skin of her subjects are an exploration of the beauty of the everyday, an exploration of the ordinary.

Her courage to travel through all these different countries and have this intimate approach in these unknown difficult areas, to capture the beauty of it all, is what marks her work in any context.

Barlinckhoff has been published in Vogue Italia, Dazed & Confused, Nowness, and Blink Magazine among others, and has exhibited in the USA, South Africa, Australia and across Europe. Born in 1989, Anne Barlinckhoff graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, and lives and works in both Europe and Africa.

In describing Barlinckhoff’s work from West Africa, Vogue Italia wrote that, “This series of work expresses openness and intimacy as much as physical beauty,” noting that the series offers “images of high visual and narrative contrast, as well as a newfound vulnerability.”

Vincent Vienne, Managing Director of the Quin, commented, “We’re honored to highlight Anne’s work as part of our Quin Arts program. At its best, travel offers

striking moments of inspiration – and Anne has captured remarkable and moving images from her own travels that I know will resonate with our guests and with visitors.”

Co-curator Hyland Mather added, “Anne has long been intrigued by the varied countries of Africa and their people. Her series in West Africa, so close to skin of her subjects, offers an exploration of the beauty of the everyday, an exploration of the ordinary. Her courage to take this intimate approach as she travels through these countries has produced extraordinary results.”

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Curated by DK Johnston and Hyland Mather.

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