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Karin Bareman

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, 2010).

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, PhotoQ, and