Otto Snoek engages in photographic investigation of the differences and similarities of different communities. He spent years photographing his fellow citizens shopping and partying together, focusing on the people of his home town, Rotterdam, the ‘gateway of Europe’, before turning his attention to the wider continent.
Credits (c)photo: Marina Kopitova, Courtesy of the Moscow Biennale and M HKA, 2015
Otto Snoek was among the four photographers who witnessed the biennial on site. They were encouraged to direct their antennae to what happened outside the Central Pavilion as well as within. Otto’s observations from that widened horizon are what he presented at VDNKh after the ten days of the biennial. For the publication “How to Gather” (available under a "publication" section of the website), he contributed a number of images he took during the programme — as an always sensitive, sometimes silent observer of the happening on-the-go. [Marie Egger]