Paradox is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1993. Paradox develops projects on contemporary issues with documentary authors: photographers, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and researchers.
Founded with the aim of stimulating the development of documentary photography, Paradox has initiated more than 60 unique productions that have travelled to some 120 venues worldwide. Paradox organises symposia and produces exhibitions as well as audiovisual, digital and printed publications.
Paradox’s productions experiment with multidisciplinary and multimedia forms of presentation (photography, film, audio, text) and are disseminated through diverse platforms (exhibitions, websites, books, apps and educational programmes). Its main goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible without losing the nuances that the addressed social issues require. The synergy between different media and platforms creates new experiences for audiences and raises questions in unexpected ways. By combining old and new technology, media and platforms, we challenge the notions and conventions that surround the presentation of visual material.
Paradox does not programme its own exhibition space but collaborates with venues in the Netherlands and abroad.