At one time, all kinds of things used to be sacred: from marriage and tax relief on mortgage interest to a particular day in the week. But in much of northern Europe, the terms now seems to be fading into insignificance. There are of course cultures that still respect the sacred status of various objects, from religious buildings to holy cattle. So have we rid ourselves entirely of all things sacred? Is there nothing that we look up to, nothing that is sacrosanct? Is nothing sacred?
DocuDenHaag (DDH) is a biennial documentary photography project run by Het Nutshuis in The Hague. It was first launched in 2009 in association with the municipal records office. DDH revolves around documentary photography and the development of the city. The project is meant as an incentive to help up-and-coming (documentary) photographers from the city and region of The Hague develop their professional talents.
The city in the broadest sense of the word is the recurrent source of inspiration for DocuDenHaag. This third edition is based on the theme ‘Sacred’. Photographers responded by submitting a plan and a carefully compiled portfolio, from which a jury selected the best three entries. The three winning photographers were given the opportunity to implement their plans and put together an exhibition with funding from Het Nutshuis.
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