Identity Kit exhibition:
“Identity Kit strives for the recognition of all humans of the 21st Century, irrespective of someone’s genes, gender, or culture. Idealistic? Maybe. Heartfelt? Always. Relevant? F*ck Yes.”
For Identity Kit, Jitske Schols focused on the notion of being Dutch. She photographed young people that are half-Dutch, half something else, covering every continent of the world and emphasizing our global ancestry. Steering clear of the exoticism so often associated with multi-raciality, Schols strives to photograph her subjects as they are, but including the trappings of everyday life – make-up, clothing, accessories – in an unconventional way, adding a typical Schols signature. Mother to a mixed-race daughter herself, she offers a new perspective on the ever-growing mixed-race population. Go ahead and check your family tree. You will find ancestors you did not know were there.