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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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Schilderswijk/The Hague

The portrait series HIPSTER/MUSLIM consists of pictures of three pairs of young men who have swapped clothes. One is a hipster (a hip, creative, urban twenty- something) and the other is a Muslim. Both have a beard.

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Sudden death of artist photographer Michael Wolf

25 April 2019 Today we received the shocking news that artist photographer Michael Wolf had died suddenly at home in Cheung Chau (Hong Kong). The museum, and Dutch gallery owner Wouter van Leeuwen, wish to convey their sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife Barbara and son Jasper. In 2017 The Hague Museum of Photography produced Michael Wolf’s first major retrospective, Michael Wolf...

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Beyond the Borders of the GDR

German photographers and partners Ute Mahler (b. 1949) and Werner Mahler (b. 1950) look at the lives of people. Not at global stars, or at the great glamorous or dramatic moments in a human life; they observe ordinary people living their lives in sleepy suburbs and forgotten working-class neighbourhoods. Through the Mahlers’ lens, these people, these lives become extraordinary. Like the young...

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Richard Learoyd

The Mystique of the Camera Obscura 5 October 2019 to 5 January 2020 How often do you take a selfie or a snapshot of someone else with your phone? In the current digital age, you can make a portrait in a fraction of a second and keep clicking endlessly until you have the perfect photograph. Photographer Richard Learoyd (Nelson, UK, 1966) makes life-size portraits with long exposure times using a...

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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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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 Hague...

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Photo-Secession in Holland 1890-1937

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 Hague School. It was this pictorialism that Piet Zwart and his New...

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La Soupe de Daguerre

Almost all of us take photographs every day using our smartphone. The vast majority of them are never printed, but are shared online or stored in digital form. As a result, we generally do not experience these photographs as physical objects, but as intangible images. Photos that are printed are, however, not necessarily regarded as objects either. One of the reasons for this is that the visual...

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