Rogier Delfos is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He’s Graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, currently studying at the Critical Studies programme of the Sandberg Instituut and teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. His practice evolves around graphic design within the realm of the analogue and the digital, self-publishing and commissions within the field of culture such as CIMAM, Architectuur Lokaal, South London Gallery, S.M.A.K., The Showroom London and Deutsche Architektur Zentrum. However, he sees graphic design foremost as a modus operandi to initiate and spread content fast, making it the quintessential medium to represent political issues of our current times.
Since 2009 Rogier Delfos is involved in Werker Magazine together with Marc Roig Blesa, which is an editorial project about photography and labour that inquires into the possibility of formulating a contemporary representation of work. In which forms does work appear in our Post-Fordist society? How can we activate a critical and collective practice of self-representation as a form of resistance to the dominant media? Werker takes its name from the Worker Photography movement, a group of associations of amateur photographers that appeared in germany in the 1920s, following in the steps of the first socialist photography experiences in the USSR which extended into the rest of Europe, the USA, and Japan. Far from having a rhetorical approach to Worker Photography, Werker Magazine is interested in their radical practice of photography based on self-representation, self-publishing and image critique.