Selected artworks

Arjan Spannenburg

Artist Arjan Spannenburg

The photography of Arjan Spannenburg (Texel, 1978) is centered around the search for identity and self-expression. In powerful compositions, mostly in black-and-white, Spannenburg portrays boys on the threshold of adulthood.

We see adolescents at an uncertain time in their lives, searching for their own individuality. This results in fragile, loving portraits of boys lost in their own thoughts. At the same time, the boys portrayed seem to have a strong need to communicate with the outside world, in search of support, understanding, and love.



Recent posts

Exposition in Nigeria

LGBT+ people still face legal and social challenges in Nigeria. In Nigeria, homosexuality is still illegal and even punishable by imprisonment for up to 14 years. The country therefore has no legal protection for LGBT+ people.

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Interview in HIM Magazine

I was honored to be asked for an interview by the German HIM Magazine. This is a magazine about and for gay men, written in German. Since I really liked the interview I asked permission to translate it and publish it on my website as well.

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Included in the Royal Library

We are proud to announce that we have been asked by the Royal Library of the Netherlands whether they may archive our website for future research. This with the aim of preserving a piece of the zeitgeist by adding our site to their specially chosen selection. This makes us part of the documented Dutch literary history, something we are very proud of!

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Why we use the traditional pride flag

In the rainbow community there are often arguments about all kinds of issues. Our community therefore seems to be slowly polarising, just like today's society. As a result, the space to listen to each other and understand each other's point of view is disappearing. An important element being discussed is our flags and the choice people make.

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Prideweek - Is it really needed?

LGBT+ events, they are still necessary to this day. Yet over the years there seems to have been a growing backlash against both the organizations and what they stand for. A change is underway, but where it will lead remains the big question.

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Highlights

KUNST RAI AMSTERDAM 2022

ESTRANGED

ONLINE EXPO

BREDA PHOTO

PAN AMSTERDAM 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES

BLUEBEE MAGAZINE

BLIND LOVE AT ZERP GALLERY