6 - 31 May 2009. The Melkweg hosts the latest exhibit of photographer Lana Slezic. Focusing on an emotive subject, Slezic's series of disturbing images documents the lives of women in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and is the result of the artist's two-year stay in the country. Born to Croatian parents in Canada, Slezic has been prolific in her output and has had her work published in National Geophraphic, The New York Times and Time magazine. For ten years the subject of her photographs has been capturing the role women play in society and family. She has been outspoken about her experiences in Afghanistan and the issues faced by women there. In recognition of her Afghan photographs, she was awarded the Luis Valtuena Special Prize for Humanitarian Photography in 2007. She is also the recipient of last year's World Press Photo Award.
Founded in 1970 when a Dutch theatre group discovered a deserted dairy factory in the centre of Amsterdam, The Melkweg has since become of the most well known cultural centres in Holland. Free admission.