From October 17th, Urbex photographer Rob Blekkink will be exhibiting photos from his Chernobyl series in the Obersaal (bovenzaal) of the Koppelkerk. The exhibition shows incredible images of a city that has been abandoned in a hurry and overgrown by nature over the decades.
Urbex photographer Rob Blekkink
Rob Blekkink (56, Winterswijk) works for the Ministry of Defense. In his spare time he takes photos and particularly prefers landscapes and architecture. In the past few years he has photographed a lot at home and abroad and exhibited his work in various locations. In his predilection for photographing architecture and surroundings, he prefers to take pictures of abandoned and dilapidated buildings and cemeteries. This is called Urbex Photography and is a combination of 'Urban Exploring'.
In 2018 he visited Chernobyl, taking photos around the notorious core headquarters. They are still lifes of a former coexistence that the house and yard (and breakfast) had to leave behind. Over the decades, more and more decay has set in, yielding surreal images of unprecedented beauty of imperfection and decline. In the Koppelkerk he mainly shows works that were not previously accessible to the public.
Meet the artist
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 17th October. The photographer Rob Blekkink will be there from 13.00 p.m. on that day to talk to the visitors. The exhibition can be visited up to and including December 20th.
Your visit fully complies with the guidelines for secure access relating to the current corona rules.
Location: Koppelkerk, Koppelstraat 35, Bredevoort
Date: October 17 through December 20, 2020
Opening times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. Admission: € 6, including a cup of coffee / tea
Sylvia Heijnen, Co-Managing Director of the Koppelkerk Foundation email@example.com / +31 (0) 613234196