Karin Bareman (b. 1982, Hulst, The Netherlands) studied
Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam from 2000 to
2005 and Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester from
2005 to 2006. In her studies she focused on the relationship
between audiovisual culture and memories, popular culture,
globalization, tourism and pilgrimage, especially in relation to
the former USSR.
Since 2009 she works for Foam, the photography museum in
Amsterdam, currently as assistant curator. Her work is inspired by
practitioners as diverse as Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Jacob Holdt,
Chris Marker, Monika Bielskyte, Leonie Purchas, John Davies, Steven
Shore, Sally Mann, Susan Meiselas, Stefan Vanfleteren, Robert Frank
and Walker Evans.
Her films have been shown at the Imperial War Museum North
(Manchester 2006), 'Life in Motion Festival' (Manchester, 2006),
'Docs for Sale/Idfa' (Amsterdam, 2006), '12a Mostra Internacional
do Filme Etnografico' (Rio de Janeiro 2007), 'Dialektus Festival'
(Budapest, 2008), the 'Astra Film Cinemateque Program' (Sibiu,
Her photographs have been included in the group exhibition
'Capture Manchester' at the Cube Gallery (Manchester 2009),
resulting in the synonymous publication. Her pictures have also
been included in the Foam Album 09, Foam Album 10, PhotoQ Yearbook
2011. Her works have also been included in the group exhibition at
The Gallery (Hulst, 2010) and the group show at The Amsterdam
Centre for Photography (Amsterdam, 2011).
Her images have also been published in Red Magazine, Foam
Magazine, NRC Next, Nederlands Dagblad and Nieuw West Express, and
online on foam.org, PhotoQ, deprael.nl and psy.nl