Among the many publications written about Banning and his work are those in the magazines Whitewall Magazine (Spring 2009), Photonews (December 2008), Art on Paper (September/October 2008), and Photo District News (February 2007). Kennis is geluk (book by Joost Zwagerman, 2012), Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide 2012 (Felicia Feaster). Meekijken over de schouder van Jan Banning, Fotodok online publication by Eefje Blankevoort.
In English: – CNN/Turner, Atlanta GA, USA, October 19, 2012 – Contemporary Art Center Kulanshi, Astana, Kazachstan, 2011 – Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK, 22 February 2012, 17.30, Research Forum South Room: Bureaucratics and Other Unorderly Subjects – Erasmushuis, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2010 – Galerie Etagi Loft Project, St Petersburg, Russia, 2010 – IDHEAP, Institut de hautes études en administration publique (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 18/19, 2012 – New York Photo Festival, NY City, USA, 2008 – Open Society Institute, NYC, USA, 2011 – University of South Carolina (College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art), SC, USA, 2010 (Guest Teacher for 6 weeks) – World Press Photo (workshop), Panna, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2006 and 2007 In German: – Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW), Design Department, Hamburg, Germany, 2010 – Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Design Department, Germany, 2011 – Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte/Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Germany, 2011 – Photo + Art Book 2011, Hamburg, Germany, 2011 In Spanish: – Cencrem, Havana, Cuba, 2007 – Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico, 2008 In Dutch: Jan Banning has held many Presentations, Gallery Talks, Opening Reception Talks etcetera in Dutch in his native Netherlands.
// Banning’s photographs have been published in several magazines and newspapers, among them Foreign Policy (USA) Newsweek The New Yorker Time Geo (Germany and 13 other countries) Der Spiegel (Germany) Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine The Guardian Weekend The Independent Sunday Times Magazine L’Espresso XL Semanal Liberation Le Monde Politiken Esquire (Russia) NRC/Handelsblad De Volkskrant Vrij Nederland Tempo (Indonesia) Kompas (Indonesia)
1. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) The Mask of Anarchy (Written on the occasion of the massacre carried out by the British Government at Peterloo, Manchester 1819) As I lay asleep in Italy There came a voice from over the Sea, And with great power it forth led me To walk in the visions of Poesy. I met Murder on the way – He had a mask like Castlereagh – Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him: All were fat; and well they might Be in admirable plight, For one by one, and two by two, He tossed the human hearts to chew Which from his wide cloak he drew. Next came Fraud, and he had on, Like Eldon, an ermined gown; His big tears, for he wept well, Turned to mill-stones as they fell. And the little children, who Round his feet played to and fro, Thinking every tear a gem, Had their brains knocked out by them. Clothed with the Bible, as with light, And the shadows of the night, Like Sidmouth, next, Hypocrisy On a crocodile rode by. (For the rest of the poem, see: http://www.artofeurope.com/shelley/she5.htm) 2. Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) Das Lied von den schlesischen Webern (Written on the occasion of the Silesian weavers uprising of 1844) Im düstern Auge keine Träne, Sie sitzen am Webstuhl und fletschen die Zähne: Deutschland, wir weben dein Leichentuch, Wir weben hinein den dreifachen Fluch – Wir weben, wir weben! Ein Fluch dem Gotte, zu dem wir gebeten In Winterskälte und Hungersnöten; Wir haben vergebens gehofft und geharrt, Er hat uns geäfft und gefoppt und genarrt – Wir weben, wir weben! Ein Fluch dem König, dem König der Reichen, Den unser Elend nicht konnte erweichen, Der den letzten Groschen von uns erpresst, Und uns wie Hunde erschiessen lässt – Wir weben, wir weben! Ein Fluch dem falschen Vaterlande, Wo nur gedeihen Schmach und Schande, wo jede Blume früh geknickt, Wo Fäulnis und Moder den Wurm erquickt – Wir weben, wir weben! Das Schifflein fliegt, der Webstuhl kracht, Wir weben emsig Tag und Nacht – Altdeutschland, wir weben dein Leichentuch, Wir weben hinein den dreifachen Fluch – Wir weben, wir weben! 3. Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), one of the greatest German artists of the 20th century, produced a cycle of six works on the same Silesian Weavers’ Revolt (1895–8): three lithographs (Poverty, Death, and Conspiracy) and three etchings (March of the Weavers, Riot, and The End). Kollwitz was a committed socialist and pacifist, even before she lost her own son Peter in the early days of WW1 (and her grandson during WW2). Much of her work expresses concern for the victims of poverty and war. The National-Socialist regime removed her work from museums and banned her from exhibiting. 4. Ingrid Jonker (1933-1965) The child (who was shot dead by soldiers at Nyanga) – original title: Die kind (wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga). Nelson Mandela read this poem at the opening of the first democratically elected parliament on 24 May 1994 – almost 30 years after the day Ingrid Jonker walked out into the sea and into death in a Cape Town bay at the age of 31. The child is not dead The child lifts his fists against his mother Who shouts Afrika ! shouts the breath Of freedom and the veld In the locations of the cordoned heart The child lifts his fists against his father in the march of the generations who shouts Afrika ! shout the breath of righteousness and blood in the streets of his embattled pride The child is not dead not at Langa nor at Nyanga not at Orlando nor at Sharpeville nor at the police station at Philippi where he lies with a bullet through his brain The child is the dark shadow of the soldiers on guard with rifles Saracens and batons the child is present at all assemblies and law-givings the child peers through the windows of houses and into the hearts of mothers this child who just wanted to play in the sun at Nyanga is everywhere the child grown to a man treks through all Africa the child grown into a giant journeys through the whole world Without a pass 5. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Danish Elsje Christiaens was 18 years old when she came to Amsterdam. Two weeks later, she still has not found a job and no income. Her landlady demands that she pays her rent or else, she will take Elsje’s possessions. When the landlady grabs a broom, Elsje panics, grabs an axe and kills the landlady. She tries to flee by jumping into the Damrak but before long, she is dragged out of the water.She is sentenced to death and around May 1, 1664, she is strangled on the Dam Square. After her execution, her body is being displayed across the river IJ, as a warning to others. The axe she used to kill is also exhibited. Here, her remains have been drawn by Rembrandt.
Gallery: Gallery Fontana represents Jan Banning’s art work. Telephone: + 31 20 7370597, E: firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibitions Agent: Tina Keck email@example.com Personal Agent: Maartje Wildeman firstname.lastname@example.org Print Media: For print media, his work is represented by the agencies Panos (London, UK) and De Beeldunie (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Jan Banning, zelfportret: grote softbox + zilveren reflectoren en zwarte absorber.
Jan Banning, zelfportret in eigen studio, Concordiastraat 68. Jan Banning, self portrait, Utrecht, Netherlands.
By Frank van Osch, http://www.vanoschfilms.nl/en/’.
2017 Prize in the Zilveren Camera (2nd in category Foreign documentary series) for RED. 2016 Social Documentary Network Award (for Law&Order). 2011 Bourse FNAC 2011 Runner-Up in the 2011 Photography Contest of The Forward Looking Museum (Artist Level), New York, NY, USA. Two prizes in the Zilveren Camera (1st in category Portraits, 3rd in Art, Culture and Entertainment) 2009 Art of Photography Show (San Diego, CA) Award. Nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography (Santa Fe, NM) 2008 VPRO Bob den Uyl Prijs (with author Dick Wittenberg), for the book Binnen is het donker, buiten is het licht. 2007 Lead Academy 2007 Certificate of Honor (most prestigious German award for printed and online media) for “Wir sind der Staat” (We Are The State), published in Cicero Magazine (September 2007). 2006 Dick Scherpenzeel Fotografieprijs for photography focusing on the non-Western, developing world for Het gezicht van de armoede (see previous item) 2004 World Press Photo 2004, Documentary Portrait Series, for the India chapter of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books). Prize of Prague 2004, for the India chapter of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books) 2003 ICODO-Prijs for contributions to the understanding of the consequences of organized violence, including war, for the book Sporen van oorlog: Overlevenden van de Birma- en de Pakanbaroe-spoorweg (see reference under Books). 2002 Dick Scherpenzeel Fotografieprijs for photography focusing on the non-Western, developing world for the Mozambique section of the project Bureaucratics (see reference under Books; this section was not included in the book by the same title). 2001 Honorable Mention, Unicef Photo of the Year 2001, for the series Kinderen van de witte mist (Children of the White Mist) about the post-war consequences of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. 1997 ASN-ADO Mediaprijs for photography focusing on the multicultural society in The Netherlands for a series on a Dutch boxing club. 1995 Karel de Grote-prijs (Charlemagne Prize) from the city of Nijmegen for complete body of work. Since 1988 Ten awards and nominations in the De Zilveren Camera contest (see above).
A selection of broadcasts over the years featuring the work of Jan Banning.
A selection of radio broadcasts over the years featuring the work of Jan Banning.