As part of the Movies that Matter Festival, the Atrium at The Hague organises a photo exposition of Law&Order by photographer Jan Banning. The festival takes place from18-26 March in Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui. The exhibition can be visited from 1-26 March.

Law&Order by Jan Banning is about criminal law in France, The United States, Colombia and Uganda. With the question “How do we deal with crime” in mind, Banning photographed mainly in police stations, in court houses and prisons. With this exposition and book he wants to contribute to the public debate about crime and punishment.

Law&Order was created with support of Stichting Democratie & Media and the Bourse Fnac (France). The book was created with support of the Mondriaan Fund. The exposition was made possible by Atrium City Hall and the Movies that Matter Festival.

The book can be bought through this link or in regular bookstores.

Propaganda Posters North-Korea

During the festival there will be an exposition of North-Korean propaganda posters in Studio A (the space between Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui). The Dutch philatelist Willem van der Bijl (63) got fascinated by the country of North-Korea and collected propaganda posters during ten years, during his travels to ‘the Hermit Kingdom’.

Van der Bijl had an office in the capitol city Pyongyang, but since 2011 he is not welcome in the country anymore. After 24 visits to the country the North-Korean authorities had enough of his nosing around. They arrested the stamp collector from Utrecht and locked him up. For two weeks in a row they questioned him for no less than fifteen hours a day and eventually kicked him out of the country. This meant an ending to not only his travels to North-Korea but also put an end to collecting the propaganda posters.