In this new initiative, a talented photographer is presented every two months on the Talent Wall at Pennings Foundation.
02.11.2019 - 12.01.2020
Iris Hartman has a strong bond with nature. In her youth, in difficult times, the forest was a place to visit. Trees and plants offered her a safe, judgment-free world, a beacon in difficult times, contributing to her recovery and security. Iris looks with admiration at nature that is shaped and distorted by favorable and unfavorable circumstances.
By doing so she sees parallels with how people are formed, in prosperity and adversity. In her photos she uses nature as a backdrop in which trees act as persons with individual characters. By using light and artificial interventions, she seduces the viewer to share her admiration and encourages us to make close contact with this resilient environment.
Iris Hartman (1992) studied at the Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie in Rotterdam. In 2019 she was one of the nominees for the Harry Pennings Award and she won the audience prize.