Well known for his black and white photographs taken in Amsterdam and Paris in the 50’s, Ed van der Elsken also took throughout his life a large amount of pictures in colour on slides predominantly in the 60’s and 70’s. The fotomuseum in Rotterdam restored these pictures to their original glory. The result is a magnificent ode to life and love and a touching homage to human diversity. From Amsterdam to Dhaka, from Cuba to Tokyo, Ed van der Elsken shows his profoundly humane eye and sincere love for people. The large collection of photographs is presented in a buoyant way, as a celebration of humanity.

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 1986 ©Ed van der Elsken
Nepal, 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Old Dehli, India, 1976 ©Ed van der Elsken
Santiago, Chili, 1971 ©Ed van der Elsken
Havana, Cuba, 1967 ©Ed van der Elsken
Diderik Vijghstraat, Tiel, The Netherlands, ca. 1970 ©Ed van der Elsken
Bourgogne, France, 1980 ©Ed van der Elsken
Greenland, 1969 ©Ed van der Elsken
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1974-1975 ©Ed van der Elsken
India, 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Amsterdam, ca. 1966 ©Ed van der Elsken
Dam, Amsterdam, 1978 ©Ed van der Elsken
South Africa, 1968 ©Ed van der Elsken
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