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Paper and Light

Artist and photographer Popel Coumou (b. 1978) plays in her work with the main elements of photography: light, paper and perception of reality. By carefully lighting her collages she manages to give the paper relief a third dimension, bringing the flat surface to life. In a space with tall windows depth is created by the sunlight shining in, a simple little house appears in a large field, and...

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Artist portraits

19 June to 12 December 2021 Kunstmuseum Den Haag’s photography collection includes dozens of portraits of artists, ranging from images commissioned by newspapers or magazines, to intimate portraits taken by close friends or loved ones. The Hague Museum of Photography will be showing a small selection from this collection in Artist Portraits, which will include work by Emmy Andriesse, Paul Citroen...

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Artist portraits

Kunstmuseum Den Haag’s photography collection includes dozens of portraits of artists, ranging from images commissioned by newspapers or magazines, to intimate portraits taken by close friends or loved ones. The Hague Museum of Photography will be showing a small selection from this collection in Artist Portraits, which will include work by Emmy Andriesse, Paul Citroen, Eva Besnyö, Cas Oorthuys...

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Koos Breukel

Koos Breukel is among the best-known Dutch portrait photographers. He photographs everyone from children and students to writers, yachtsmen and transsexuals. This year he created the first official portrait photographs of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. In this forthcoming retrospective, Me We – The Circle of Life, he will tell a universal but at the same time highly...

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Photo Academy Award 2013

The Hague Museum of Photography and the Fotoacademie school of photography in Amsterdam are currently holding the 11th in the series of Photo Academy Award competitions. This is the most prestigious competition for young photographers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Once again, the response has been overwhelming: entries have come from 141 photographers attending 21 professional photography...

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Silver Camera Award

The Silver Camera Award 2013 is the foremost prize for press photographers in the Netherlands. At this afternoon’s festive award ceremony at the Hague Museum of Photography, it went to Ilvy Njiokiktjien (b. 1984), a photojournalist who has often focused on South Africa. Her photograph of the final honours paid to Nelson Mandela was submitted in the Foreign News category and selected from over 10...

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Frans Zwartjes

In the 1960s, Frans Zwartjes (b. Alkmaar, 1927) caused an international furore with his unique and inimitable black-and-white art films and photographs. Zwartjes is also a musician, violin maker, draughtsman, painter and sculptor, but it was in photography and film that his art achieved its greatest intensity. Frans Zwartjes has so far been known mainly as a filmmaker rather than a photographer...

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Photographers in the Netherlands 1852-2002

The opening exhibition at the new Hague Museum of Photography addresses nothing less than the entire history of photography in the Netherlands. Following the appearance of a Dutch-language book of the same name edited by Wim van Sinderen, the museum presents work by 226 photographers from the earliest days of the medium right through to the present. The book discusses the photographers in...

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Mortalis

Photographs of the dead have existed since the very earliest days of photography. This exhibition reflects the theme of this year’s Dutch Book Week, ‘Life and death in literature’ and examines images of death in photography on the basis of three types of material: examples of nineteenth and twentieth-century funerary portrait photography, photographs of deceased celebrities like Marilyn Monroe...

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Solar Section One

Over the last ten years, the distinction between ‘autonomous’ and ‘applied’ photography has become increasingly blurred. Since around 1995, a new generation of photographers has emerged in the Netherlands: a generation capable of switching without apparent effort or loss of identity and personal style from the creation of works for the gallery wall to the production of photographs for magazines...

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