From the outset BredaPhoto has stimulated young talent within the framework of the International Talent Program (ITP). This year, the curators challenged 400 students from 6 countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary & Finland) to work on the central theme “ The best of Times The Worst of Times” . A pamphlet full of statements from the social, cultural, economic and ethical world confronted them with the trials of the world. Ultimately, 10 projects were selected to be shown to the general public: a special opportunity for up-and-coming talent. The young photographers may come from all over Europe, but their themes show a remarkable unity: they visualize the issues that are characteristic of their environment and their community. Predictable is the theme “Coming of Age”: teens and twenties slowly let go of family life and their family, they look back on the past, they leave old friends behind and meet new people, they experiment and discover their sensuality and sexuality, they wonder what the future will bring, they step out of their familiar surroundings into a new world....
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