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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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Emmy Andriesse (1914-1953)

Emmy Andriesse (b. 1914, The Hague), who died at a tragically early age, is one of the most significant Dutch photographers of the 20th century. Andriesse recorded the 1944 famine known as the ‘Hunger Winter’, the Netherlands’ liberation by the Allies in 1945 and the first postwar years of struggle and reconstruction. Her haunting shot of the ‘little boy with the pan’ – a lone, malnourished child...

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Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

Over a hundred years ago, the American photographer Edward Sherriff Curtis (Wisconsin, 1868) set out on his great quest to discover the original face of America: in just over thirty years he produced 40,000 photographs portraying Indians from some eighty different tribes which had occupied the western parts of the Mississippi river basin since ancient times. He believed he had a mission to...

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Anja de Jong

Dutch photographer Anja de Jong (b. Scheveningen, 1957) spent the years between 1992 and 2001 travelling the world to visit carefully selected areas where the ability of the original natural landscape to withstand the impact of human activity hangs in the balance. Using a large-format camera and black-and-white film, De Jong photographed around sixty such transitional situations, ranging from the...

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Michelle Vignes

Over the last 35 years, press photographer Michelle Vignes has made a close visual record of the American Indians’ struggle for self-determination and of their daily lives on the reservations. In the 1969-1972 period, Vignes witnessed the occupation of Alcatraz, the first attention-grabbing action by the American Indian Movement (established in 1968). In 1973 she was present during the ‘71 days’...

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The World According to Roger Ballen
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Artist portraits
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