In his photographic projects Daan Paans investigates the concept of time. He is interested in the way time - past, present and future - shapes our interpretation of the world. His long-term projects focus on the human incapacity to domesticate and control time.
In the past few years Paans has been nominated for the Kf Hein Stipendium, Foam’s Paul Huf Award and Bouw in Beeld Award and won one of the commissions by Vrij Nederland for their annual photographic stories. He also exhibited in the Galapagos Art Space for the New York Photo Festival, in the Münchner Stadtmuseum, LUMC in Leiden and the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg. Last year he was labeled as a Foam Talent that assured presence of his works in the first half of this year in exhibitions in New York and London.