Iris Haverkamp Begemann
Photographer Iris Haverkamp Begemann is fascinated by the relationships which human beings establish with each other and their environment, to find order in the world we live in. With her camera, Iris explores the powerful influence of social constructed realities.
Adventurous and driven by a desire to question this reality, she has photographed several beautiful personal projects: travelling and working together with different people around the world. She recently won a DUPHO award for her series ‘I Went on A Holiday to the Country you Fled From’, which was shot in Mexico. This beautiful collaboration with Mexican author and trans woman Alejandra Ortiz, has garnered international acclaim, from an exhibit in Amsterdam to being picked up by WePresent.
Iris’s investigative, documentary style gives an authentic and original edge to her more commercial commissions. There is a deliberate and intimate process involved when using an analogue camera, and it gives Iris the time to establish meaningful connections with her models. The result are photographs with true depth; photographs which tell a story.