June 20, 2002 - Artimo - Z Magazine
June 20, 2002

Z Magazine

Z Magazine

Artimo
Fokke Simonszstraat 8
NL- 1017 TG Amsterdam
T +31-20-330 2511
gstork@lostboys.nl

www.lostart.nl

portraits of homeless Z-vendors in Amsterdam by 30 photographers and writers

One time glossy edition of Z-Magazine:

portraits of homeless Z-vendors in Amsterdam by 30 photographers and writers

Tuesday June 25th at 5 pm a one time glossy edition of Z Magazine will be presented at Pompoen Theatre, Spuistraat 2 in Amsterdam. This special edition features the vendors of Z magazine, the newspaper for and distributed by the homeless in Amsterdam.

Portraits of Z vendors have been made especially for this occasion by thirty prominent photographers and writers. The result is a probing report of the daily life of the homeless newspaper vendors in Amsterdam. The special edition, published in separate Dutch and English editions, will be accompanied by an exhibition. From June 25 till July 9 a selection of the portraits will be on display in the various shop windows in the Spuistraat in Amsterdam. This exhibition will travel to London later this year.

The project – the glossy magazine, the exhibition and the publicity campaign around the events – was initiated and produced by communications agency Gummo from Amsterdam, and intends to generate publicity for Z Magazine. The theme of the project is the ‘pride’ of the homeless Z vendors. They sell their newspapers on the streets and have been confronted lately with strongly decreasing sales figures. The project is meant to encourage them and to promote the sales of their newspaper.

This one time glossy edition is available at bookshops and newsstands, and will also be sold by the Z vendors themselves. It has 88 pages printed full colour and costs 7,50. All sales will benefit Z Foundation.

Credits:

Photography: Peter Bak, Paul Berends (Poe), Morad Bouchakour (Unit), Tara Fallaux (The Valley), Tim Gutt (The Valley), Jorritt Hoen (Poe), Marie-José Jongerius, Jildiz Kaptein, Suzanne Karsters, Gert Jan Kocken, Mayanne Könst, Dana Lixenberg (Z Photographic), Mark Niedermann (Poe), Thirza Schaap (Solar), Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen (Solar), Auke Vleer (Witman Kleipool), Henk Wildschut (Solar), Sarah Wong, Raimond Wouda (Solar)

Texts: Hajo de Boer, Sander Donkers, Annerieke Goudappel, Cindy Hoetmer, Theodor Holman, Jop van Kempen, Pamela Koevoets, Martijn de Rijk, Dirk van Weelden, Nell Westerlaken, Olaf Zwetsloot

Concept/production: Gummo/ Onno Lixenberg

Publisher: Artimo, ISBN 90-75380-49-6, 88 pages full colour, retail price 7,50

Distribution: Betapress – Gilze; Idea Books – Amsterdam; Actar – Barcelona

For more information please contact:

Artimo

Fokke Simonszstraat 8

NL- 1017 TG Amsterdam

T +31-20-330 2511

F +31-20-330 2512

E: gstork@lostboys.nl

W: www.lostart.nl

a selection of Artimo publications: Carlos Amorales; Emanuelle Antille; Yael Davids; Onno Dirker; Meschac Gaba; Jeanne van Heeswijk; Philippine Hoegen; Hans van Houwelingen; Erik Kessels, Jeroen Kooijmans, Kiki Lamers; Dana Lixenberg; Gabriel Orozco; Glenn Sorensen; Philippe Terrier-Hermann; Lidwien van de Ven, Erik Wesselo/Will Oldham; a.o.

Magazines published by Artimo:

Archis, architecture, city & visual culture; Re-Magazine and N°A (N° B – N° C -N° D) Magazine, Useful Photography, Open(SKOR)

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