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On the longlist for the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019:⁣ ⁣ Saskia IV © Hans de Kort, July 2018⁣ ⁣ Hans de Kort (1963), a pioneer in digital photography, rediscovered wet plate photography. Averted from the ever perfect, manipulated digital photo, he returns to the old craft. Every plate is unique. The wet plate technique is a logical continuation of his love for the polaroid, coupled with the knowledge gained at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and 30 years of experience as a versatile photographer.⁣ ⁣ About the photo: ‘Portrait of my wife Saskia. In 2003, Saskia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent breast amputation, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy and later on a deep flap breast reconstruction, with tissue from her abdominal wall.⁣ ⁣ Early 2018, 15 years later, metastases were found in her abdomen. There is no cure yet, but hormone therapy does a good job. We celebrate life and thereby I photograph her on immediately ready positive-negative flat film.’

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