The Last Journey
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De laatste reis / The Final Journey

2020-2021

The home, the place where we can safely retreat. It is also the place where our identity becomes visible. Interiors are a favorite subject for photographer Karin Borghouts. The interior of a loved one who has passed away. Sometimes it is difficult to part with it. Karin received an assignment from a passionate art lover and collector whose mother passed away. She photographed the interior of this woman who lived to be 94 and whose home remained untouched by her son and daughter after her death. The interior is very recognizable to her generation. For the commissioner, these photographs not only form a beautiful memory, but the series has also become an artistic document of a time that is softly, but irrevocably, fading and finally disappearing. This series consists of 11 photos that were bundled in a handmade textile box. The title 'The Final Journey' (De laatste reis) is a reference to what this old woman sometimes said: 'Someday I will travel on my own and will never return'.

Photography & concept Karin Borghouts
11 archival pigment prints on Hähnemuhle Baryta paper 40 x 50 cm by Milo-Profi photolab
Textile map by Jansen Boekbinderij

  • Series Paris Impasse © Karin Borghouts

    2011-2019

    Paris Impasse

    “Paris has about 600 impasses, cités, villas and squares: streets that come to a dead end. Cul-de-sacs. Within the Périphérique,…

  • Vincent was here, Church Auvers sur Oise, 65 x 50 cm © Karin Borghouts, 2017

    2019

    Vincent was here

    After Karin Borghouts took photographs of the Van Gogh reproduction in her parents’ burned-out home, she became aware of her…

  • The house, archival pigment print 65 x 52 cm ©KBorghouts

    2012

    The house - Het huis

    A fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. The event causes a shock and a wake of all…

  • Zoo, 2003, C-print/diasec ©KBorghouts

    2001-2005

    Through the Looking Glass

    Karin Borghouts’ photos portray things that touch both the real and the imaginary. Reality is not a given but in…