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Photography Becomes Art

Photo-Secession in Holland 1890-1937 7 September – 8 December 2019   Soon after the invention of photography in the 19th century, photographers developed an urge not merely to record reality, but to compete with artists. In the Netherlands the ‘pictorialists’ adopted themes and compositions from painting. They drew inspiration both from 17th-century genre art and from the landscapes of the...

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Richard Learoyd

In collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE, this autumn The Hague Museum of Photography will host a major solo exhibition of work by Richard Learoyd (b. 1966, Nelson, UK). Learoyd produces portraits, landscapes and still lifes that are closely related to painting. He creates his life-size photographs using a camera obscura that he built himself, so there are no negatives. This means that, as in...

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Marwan Bassiouni

New Ducth Views 25 May – 1 September 2019 For his series New Dutch Views photographer Marwan Bassiouni (b. 1985, Switzerland) travelled the polders, industrial estates, villages, town centres and suburbs of the Netherlands, photographing the landscape from the windows of mosques. Rugs with oriental and Islamic motifs, walls with colourful floral patterns, plus radiators, Venetian blinds and...

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Gerco de Ruijter

Grid Corrections 25 May – 1 September 2019   Artist-photographer Gerco de Ruijter (b. 1961, Vianen) has been exploring the landscape since the mid-1980s, picturing the world from unusual perspectives by attaching his camera to kites, balloons and fishing rods. In De Ruijter’s mysterious and almost abstract landscapes, the human scale competes with nature, and familiarity goes hand in hand with...

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