Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam

Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam

Young in Prison, YiP for short, is an international foundation that enables children and young people in conflict with the law to contribute positively to society through creative and sports development programmes, in prison and after release. Since 2002 YiP has been working with young prisoners, leading to the development of the COPOSO method: Contributing Positively to Society. COPOSO is based on the values of positivity, creativity, equality, inspiration, transparancy and honesty. YiP works on a personal level with young people and provides high energy workshops.

Young in Prison created a program in order to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary on October the 7th at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam. This day starts with the annual YiPArt photo auction at 16:00 and ends with a party, with loads of (live) music until 03:00.

 

(A -biased- selection of photographs, donated by 80 artists to the fundraiser auction at YiPArt 2017. Credits: photographers and YipArt)

The YiPArt Photo Auction 2017 is the biggest photography auction fundraiser in the Netherlands presenting 84 photo’s by 80 artists.

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Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest

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The Lobby of The Far East Hotel

The Lobby of The Far East Hotel in Beijing has a simple and functional interior. One champagne colored leather couch with 4 matching chairs, that’s the only furniture to be found in this lobby. This furniture is humongous and placed against the wall, in a row, leaving enough space to fit 2 busloads of tourists in front of the reception desk. It’s all a bit run down because of old age but it’s a very comfortable place to wait, play, read, have a chat, spend the afternoon or even sleep. The marble floors are shiny and easy to keep clean, they are similar in style to the larger restaurants and shops in Beijing.

The lobby of The Far East Hotel Inspired us, at Mimi Berlin, whilst in search for a location to photograph our Mimi Beijing Fashion-Fest  group portrait. Hotel lobby’s are always inspiring but we found this hotel lobby the most suitable for our project. Every time we visited the couch and chairs were occupied by at least one person doing something…..like walking through our camera lens.

Mimi in Beijing

Mimi Berlin in Beijing. Beijing Design Week 2013 to be exact.Tan_er_40On exhibit at Tan’er 40, Dashilar Hutong, Beijing, China.  Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #1,  Henriette Tilanus: dress from final exam, Lizan Freijzen.

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest Project #1 and #2 (2.50 x 2 m, digital print) are on exhibit during SALON/BJ at the Dashilar district in Beijing, China