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2009 Joop Swart Masterclass

Participants in the 16th Joop Swart Masterclass each produced a photo essay on the 2009 theme, Touch. An edit of these essays has been published in a hardcover photo book, which shares the context of each story and the photographer's ideas and approach.

Touch is an edit of the masterclass participants’ photo essays, each with its distinctive – often widely variant – interpretation of the theme. This hardcover book also puts the stories into perspective, and provides background information on the participants and their masters. Touch presents a variety of styles, interpretation and insight.

The following 12 photographers are included in the book:

  • Ali Akbar Shirjian
  • Alvaro Ybarra Zavala
  • Benedicte Kurzen
  • Dirk-Jan Visser
  • Don McNeill Healy
  • Gihan Tubbeh
  • Kathryn Cook
  • Kosuke Okahara
  • Mads Nissen
  • Matt Eich
  • Simona Ghizzoni
  • Sohrab Hura


Hardcover, 96 pages
16.8 x 22.5 cm