Jelle from Vijfhuizen (winner) and Gandra from Amsterdam
Jele: “I wasn’t aware of the photography festival but I do like photography. I collect bakelite cameras and love the black-and-white photographs taken with them. After seeing the item on the six ‘o clock news I would have come even if I hadn’t won the voucher.”
Left: Untitled (Site), 2012 © Daisuke Yokota/ G/P Gallery Right: I, from the series Blueprints, 2010 © Jaana Maijala/Gallery TAIK
“There are two photos I really like, one is black and white and taken from the perspective of a house, the other looks a lot like a sketch. O, and I like the Chloe Sells.”
Gandra: “I recommend the Ed van der Elsken.”
Lilian from Almere
“Actually, it was my mother who won the voucher, I only just received it in the post. I had checked online and in the NRC bijlage and just went to the Collection Pavilion but now want to look around."
Mirjam Mutsters from Staphorst
“It’s always fun to win something! My favourite photograph is Raven Smith’s Cornubate Capitulate 4. It was hard to pick one though, my favourite was of the banana skins (Halil Koyutork, Untitled, 2010/ Empire Project), but it was already sold out.”
Conurbate Capitulate 4, 2010 © Raven Smith/Flowers Gallery
Wilma and Jennot from Zoetermeer
Wilma: "We enjoy taking pictures ourselves, especially on holiday which made this photo (Natascha Libbert's Labadi Boy) so appealing to us."
Jennot: "We had seen the works in the newspaper and now we're here find there is a wide range of photographs, some beautiful, some less to our taste."
Labadi boy, 2011 © Natascha Libbert/ Van Kranendonk Gallery
Wilma: "We chose this picture because of the good atmosphere it breathes, we like the powdery hues and even though it's a quiet image, there is a lot to see."
Jennot: "This could definitely be the start of our collection, but we need to take time to look do some more research."
We would like to thank the Blockbusterfonds for supporting Unseen. Unseen received one of the first grants from the Blockbusterfonds, a collaboration of the BankGiro Loterij, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the VSBfonds and the VandenEnde Foundation, is a new private fund with the aim of financing large cultural events and initiatives in the Netherlands.