In the exhibition Surf Tribe, Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren exposes a culture which focuses mainly on a deep respect for the ocean. Vanfleteren looks beyond the traditional surf spots of California and Hawaii and goes around the world looking for people who live in places where oceans touch the land. He records an almost fluid community, with nature as its master.
More than seventy black-and-white portraits show the persons behind the surfers, in all their strength and vulnerability. What connects them is the love for the water and the addiction to the waves. The sense of nothingness against the forces of nature, the won and lost battles – with others, but especially with themselves.
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Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
October 13, 2018 to January 13, 2019