Ilvy Njiokiktjien’s latest work for The New York Times focuses on dementia patients in the Netherlands.
“…Their bus ride — a route on the flat, tree-lined country roads of the Dutch countryside — was a simulation that plays out several times a day on three video screens. It is part of an unorthodox approach to dementia treatment that doctors and caregivers across the Netherlands have been pioneering: harnessing the power of relaxation, childhood memories, sensory aids, soothing music, family structure and other tools to heal, calm and nurture the residents, rather than relying on the old prescription of bed rest, medication and, in some cases, physical restraints.”
Photoville has just announced their programming for this year, including an exhibition by the “Seven of VII” — Anush Babajanyan, Jessica Dimmock, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki, Maggie Steber, and Sara Terry.
“Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” is a continuation of the conversation begun by the seven women photographers of VII when they first met nearly a year ago after VII voted in six new female members. The exhibition is a reflection of their commitment, with the agency’s support, to help move forward inclusive conversations about gender, power, and representation.
VII co-founder John Stanmeyer is featured on the latest “A Small Voice” podcast with Ben Smith. In this episode, John speaks about social media as publishing, serendipity, the “unfathomable power” of reality and why he doesn’t see mistakes as mistakes.