I received a grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, or Fonds BKVB, to facilitate my work-in-progress on the homeless in the Southern states of the USA. Fonds BKVB is the Netherlands national organization responsible for enabling visual artists, designers, architects and cultural mediators to develop their work.
In April 2011, I will continue the homeless portrait series, Down and Out in the South” (working title), setting up a studio at the Atlanta Mission in Atlanta, GA. Meanwhile, my assistant/producer Jennifer King (in Columbia, SC) and I are continuing to look for more homeless organizations that are willing to collaborate both in Atlanta, GA and additionally in the Mississippi Delta region of the United States.
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.