Bitter – Chocolate Stories

Opening photos: Marieke van der Velden

BITTER Chocolate Stories

Tony’s Chocolonely and Paradox produced BITTER Chocolate Stories (traveling exhibition, website and a Book) to raise awareness about child labour in the cocoa industry.

BITTER Chocolate Stories combines portraits and interviews of 15 former child labourers and other actors in the industry. The traveling exhibition and the book provide an insight into the complexities of a product many of us take for granted.

I combined the roles of project management, exhibition design (with Kummer&Herrman) and production.


Bronze Lamp, ADCN, 2018

Samenstelling / Curated by
Bas Vroege, Tiago Rosado (Paradox)

Design tentoonstelling / exhibition
Tiago Rosado (Paradox), Kummer & Herrman

Sound & video design
Peter Claassen


Ernst Reijseger, Mola Sylla, Harmen Fraanje

Design boek / book
Kummer & Herrman

Met bijzondere dank aan / Special thanks to
Azu Nwagbogu (African Artists’ Foundation/ LagosPhoto) / Madame Bernadette Ouédraogo (GRADE-FRB, Ouagadougou)

BITTER Chocolate Stories is a Paradox production

Created in collaboration with Tony’s Chocolonely. Paradox is supported by the Mondriaan Fund and others.